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    Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
    Gay Marriage
    ✔ Legal
    Censorship
    ✔ No censorship
    Changing Gender
    ✔ Legal, surgery not required
    Non-binary gender recognition
    Unknown
    Discrimination
    Illegal in some contexts
    Employment Discrimination
    ✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
    Housing Discrimination
    Varies by Region
    Adoption
    ✔ Legal
    Military
    ✔ Legal
    Donating Blood
    ✔ Legal
    Conversion Therapy
    ✔ Banned
    Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
Suggest Public Opinion Data

Public Opinion

Views on same-sex marriage or other legal recognition

Ranked #17 out of 27 countries surveyed. (Source: Ipsos, April‚ÄďMay, 2021)
(18%) Against
Support (68%)

Views on same-sex couples' right to adopt

Ranked #14 out of 27 countries surveyed. (Source: Ipsos, April‚ÄďMay, 2021)
(25%) Disagree
Agree (69%)

Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors

Ranked #9 out of 79 countries surveyed. (Source: World Values Survey, 2017-2020)

Question: "On this list are various groups of people. Could you please mention any that you would not like to have as neighbors?"

(6.8%) Mentioned homosexuals
Did not mention homosexuals (93.2%)

Justifiability of homosexuality

Ranked #29 out of 79 countries surveyed. (Source: World Values Survey, 2017-2020)

Question: "Please tell me for each of the following statements whether you think it can always be justified, never be justified, or something in between."

(33.1%) Not justifiable
Justifiable (28.6%)

Opinion on same-sex couples as parents

Ranked #24 out of 74 countries surveyed. (Source: World Values Survey, 2017-2020)

Question: "Homosexual couples are as good parents as other couples"

(28.5%) Disagree
Agree (51.8%)

"Should society accept homosexuality?" (2019)

Ranked #15 out of 34 countries surveyed. (Source: Pew Research Center, May‚ÄďOctober, 2019)

Question: "Should society accept homosexuality?"

(23%) No
Yes (67%)

"Should society accept homosexuality?" (2013)

Ranked #14 out of 39 countries surveyed. (Source: Pew Research Center, June, 2013)

Question: "Should society accept homosexuality?"

(36%) No
Yes (60%)

Perceived Acceptance of Gay People

Ranked #16 out of 119 countries surveyed. (Source: Gallup, 2013)

Question: "Is the city or area where you live a good place or not a good place for homosexuals?"

(24%) Not a good place
Good place (68%)

By The Numbers

74%
of Brazilians think homosexuality should be accepted by society

History

Homosexual activity in Brazil

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Homosexual activity in Brazil is legal.

Current status
Since Oct 5, 1988
Legal
October 5th 1988 is the date when our current constitution was approved, which condemns any kind of discrimination. Although, being gay it's not illegal in Brazil a long time ago.
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Same-sex marriage in Brazil

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Same-sex marriage in Brazil is legal.

Current status
Since May 14, 2013
Legal
Since May 14, 2013, any same-sex civil union can be converted into marriage, according to the Conselho Nacional de Justiça (CNJ) resolution.
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May 5, 2011–May 14, 2013
Civil unions
Although the first formal legal recognition of a civil union took place in 2004 (See first source), the Supreme Court did not rule in favor of civil unions throughout the country until May 5, 2011.

Censorship of LGBT Issues in Brazil

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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Brazil is no censorship.

Current status
No censorship
In Brazil, there are no laws restricting the discussion or promotion of LGBTQ+ topics.
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Right to change legal gender in Brazil

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Right to change legal gender in Brazil is legal, surgery not required.

Current status
Since Mar 1, 2018
Legal, surgery not required
In March 2018, the Brazilian Supreme Court ruled that transgender people have the right to change name and sex on their birth certificate without the need of sexual reassignment surgery or doctor letters. The change can be made at a notary's office now.

Nov 1, 2003–Mar 1, 2018
Legal, but requires surgery
Until 2018, surgery was required to change your legal gender in Brazil.

Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Brazil

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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Brazil is unknown.

Current status
Unknown

LGBT discrimination in Brazil

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LGBT discrimination in Brazil is illegal in some contexts.

Current status
Since Oct 5, 1988
Illegal in some contexts

Jun 13, 20192020
Illegal
The Supreme Federal Court criminalised LGBT discrimination nationwide, and now, according to the new law, it is considered a "crime of racism".
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Oct 5, 1988–Jul 1, 2018
Illegal in some contexts
Missing housing discrimination protections since 2011.
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LGBT employment discrimination in Brazil

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LGBT employment discrimination in Brazil is sexual orientation and gender identity.

Current status
Since Jan 1, 2011
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Nationwide since 2011
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LGBT housing discrimination in Brazil

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LGBT housing discrimination in Brazil is varies by region.

Current status
Varies by Region
goes by different jurisdiction.
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Sexual orientation and gender identity

  1. Paraíba 2003
  2. S√£o Paulo 2001
  3. Acre
  4. Alagoas
  5. Amap√°
  6. Amazonas
  7. Bahia
  8. Cear√°
  9. Espírito Santo
  10. Goi√°s
  11. Maranh√£o
  12. Mato Grosso
  13. Mato Grosso do Sul
  14. Minas Gerais
  15. Paran√°
  16. Par√°
  17. Pernambuco
  18. Piauí
  19. Rio de Janeiro
  20. Rio Grande do Norte
  21. Rio Grande do Sul
  22. Rond√īnia
  23. Roraima
  24. Santa Catarina
  25. Sergipe

Sexual orientation only

  1. Minas Gerais

No protections

  1. Tocantins

Same-sex adoption in Brazil

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Same-sex adoption in Brazil is legal.

Current status
Since 2000
Legal
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Homosexuals serving openly in military in Brazil

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Homosexuals serving openly in military in Brazil is legal.

Current status
Since Aug 2005
Legal

Blood donations by MSMs in Brazil

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Blood donations by MSMs in Brazil is legal.

Current status
Since May 8, 2020
Legal
The Supreme Court has ruled that the blood donation ban is unconstitutional in May of 2020.

1993–May 8, 2020
Banned (1-year deferral)
Blood Donation was banned in Brazil until 2020.
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Conversion therapy in Brazil

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Conversion therapy in Brazil is banned.

Current status
Since 1999
Banned
Banned by Brazil's Federal Psychology Council: "psychologists shall not collaborate in events or services offering treatment and cure for homosexuality."
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Equal age of consent in Brazil

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Equal age of consent in Brazil is equal.

Current status
Since Dec 7, 1940
Equal
Age of consent = 14 years old
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