Type of Thesis
Mara J. Goldman
After the Brazilian dictatorship was toppled, activists exerted a tremendous amount of effort to create a constitution to support human rights. LGBT activists since then have worked toward increasingly inclusive legislation that applied to the many and multiple expressions of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, and travesti ways of life. Brazil has a strong reputation as a "gay tourist" destination, and a place with the largest LGBT+ Pride Parades in the world. Paradoxically, in the last few years especially, LGBTT+ homicides have risen at an alarming rate. Many activists are calling for the implementation of hate crime legislation along with other rights-based movements to combat the rise in violence. This thesis challenges the usefulness of that goal, when there are many forces which contribute to or compound the violence against LGBTT+ citizens.
Long, Brooke, "Rather Dead Than Gay: Complicating Rights-Based Activism as a Final Step for LGBTT+ Brazilians" (2017). Undergraduate Honors Theses. 1387.