News relating to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community in the city of São Paulo.
A mother who killed her homosexual son is sentenced to 25 years imprisonment in São Paulo.
The Jury trial sentenced manager Tatiana Ferreira Lozano Pereira to 25 years and eight months in prison, on Wednesday, November 27th, indicted for killing her own son, Itaberli Lozano, 17 years old, in Cravinhos, in the interior of São Paulo.
Days before the murder, the son had denounced the aggressions he suffered from his mother, who did not accept the fact that he was gay.
In addition, two more people were sentenced to 21 years for the crime; Itaberli Lozano was stabbed to death at the age of 17 and his body was burned in a cane field.
Gay Brazilians rushed to the altar ahead of President Jair Bolsonaro taking office, according to newly released data that campaigners say reflected fears the incoming leader would clamp down on their rights.
An app that maps safe spaces for LGBT+ people and features a panic button to warn friends of risk was launched on Wednesday in Brazil, one of the deadliest countries to be gay or trans.
Despite recent rulings in favor of LGBT+ rights, including a Supreme Court decision in June making homophobia a crime, religious conservatism and widespread violence often make Brazil a hostile country for gay and trans people.
Brazil’s far-right president, Jair Bolsonaro, has launched a homophobic attack on a journalist from one of the country’s top newspapers in an apparent bid to divert attention from a spiraling corruption scandal involving his son.
“You really look like a homosexual,” Bolsonaro – who has previously boasted of being “proudly” homophobic – told the reporter, when asked about the politically explosive money-laundering inquiry that saw investigators raid a series of addresses linked to his family on Thursday.
This year’s São Paulo’s Pride Parade, which was rescheduled for November 29, 2020, has been cancelled because of the coronavirus.
The date for next year’s event has been tentatively scheduled for Sunday, June 6, 2021.