Art as Resistance: Brazil’s LGBTQ Fight Censorship

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Art as Resistance: Brazil’s LGBTQ Fight Censorship


Diana Moro

Moro Filmes

Monica Trasandes


Brazil is a paradox for the LGBTQ+ community: São Paulo is the home of the world’s largest Gay Pride parade. Brazil has the highest annual rate of LGBTQ+ homicide in the world. A majority in Brazil’s Supreme Court has voted in favor of making homophobia and transphobia crimes. The mayor of Rio de Janeiro called for the censorship of Marvel Comic “Young Avengers: The Children’s Crusade” which shows two male characters kissing. Public finance, an essential resource for LGBTQ+ cultural output, is being withheld by politicians as a tool for repression. But queer Brazilians and their allies are fighting back in the courts, on screen, in the streets and on fashion runways. Learn what actions are being taken to ensure that LGBTQ creative voices can be heard.

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Primary Entry: Music Badge, Platinum Badge, Film Badge, Interactive Badge
Format: Panel
Event Type: Session
Level: Beginner