Previously Persecuted LGBTQIA+ Community in Ukraine Says It Is Terrified of Russian Invasion

Olena Shevchenko, a Ukrainian LGBTQIA+ rights activist, said the prospect of Russian occupation of Ukraine terrifies her community, which have fled the country. Ukrainian LGBTQIA+ activists face frequent abuse and harassment at the hands of far-right groups. Since the Kremlin … Continue reading Previously Persecuted LGBTQIA+ Community in Ukraine Says It Is Terrified of Russian Invasion

What You Need to Know About Gender and Sexuality Education Under Brazilian Law

Under international law, the right to education includes the right to comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) — age-appropriate learning materials that can help foster safe and informed practices to prevent gender-based violence, gender inequality, sexually transmitted infections, and unintended pregnancies. Gender … Continue reading What You Need to Know About Gender and Sexuality Education Under Brazilian Law

Athlete Granted Asylum During the Pandemic: How the Tokyo Olympics will be Remembered as a Turning Point for Sport

The 2021 Olympic games will be remembered for athletes who took courageous stands on issues such as mental health and diversity. This Olympics will also be remembered for political issues that overshadow sport, such as the case of Belarusian sprinter, … Continue reading Athlete Granted Asylum During the Pandemic: How the Tokyo Olympics will be Remembered as a Turning Point for Sport

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‘The Girl from Ipanema’: What has Changed in Rio de Janeiro Nowadays?

RIO DE JANEIRO (IPANEMA) — Brazilian elegance steps out into 1960s Rio de Janeiro, chauffeured in a classic Porsche. The pastel pastiche attracts all kinds of people as a guitar picks the city’s hymn: ‘The Girl from Ipanema.’ There is … Continue reading ‘The Girl from Ipanema’: What has Changed in Rio de Janeiro Nowadays?

LGBTQIA+ Pride Month: The Dangers of Being Gay in Certain Countries

Each year during the month of June (chosen because it marks the 1969 Stonewall Rebellion that launched LGBTQIA+ Pride Day), the community celebrates #pride in multiple ways. The gay liberation movement and activism should be commemorated even more than ever … Continue reading LGBTQIA+ Pride Month: The Dangers of Being Gay in Certain Countries

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Travel Guide: The Best Places to See for an “Off the Beaten Track” Experience in Brazil

Would you like to travel this year? If you say yes, I will show you some places around Brazil that you have probably never heard of. Why did you choose Brazil? In 2016, the country hosted the Olympic Games, showcasing … Continue reading Travel Guide: The Best Places to See for an “Off the Beaten Track” Experience in Brazil