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  Bahia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Bahia was a center of sugar cultivation from the 16th to the 18th centuries, and contains a number of historical towns dating from this era.
Bahia is the birthplace of such noted Brazilian musicians as Dorival Caymmi, João Gilberto, Gilberto Gil, Caetano Veloso and his sister Maria Bethânia, Daniela Mercury, Ivete Sangalo, and Carlinhos Brown, and home to internationally famous groups like Olodum, Ara Ketu, and Ilê Aiyê.
Bahia is the main producer and exporter of cacao in Brazil.
hallencyclopedia.com /Bahia   (825 words)

 Policemen Allegedly Execute Transvestite In Brazil   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In reports delivered to this organization by Grupo Gay da Bahia, on the night of August 4th, four military policemen in the city of Salvador (Bahia, Brazil), forced two transvestite sex workers to throw themselves into the sea, after humiliating and torturing them.
Grupo Gay da Bahia and the Salvador Transvestites Association held demonstrations in front of the Military Police barracks, resulting in the arrest and discharge from employment of the four alleged military assassins who are currently in prison awaiting trial.
Grupo Gay da Bahia has documented the murders of 1,600 homosexuals from 1980 to 1997, out of which only 5% have resulted in trials.
www.walnet.org /csis/news/world_98/iglhrc-981104.html   (202 words)

 Gay Today: Top Story
In total, 82 gay men, 42 transvestites and 6 lesbians, whose average ages were between 18 and 29 years, were victims of fatal homophobic violence.
The sad reality, according to Grupo Gay de Bahia, is that the numbers in the dossier show that anti-gay intolerance and violence, particularly killings, are increasing in frequency, cruelty and impunity.
Grupo Gay da Bahia also hopes to network with other human rights organizations, effecting solidarity in the cause for equality for homosexual citizens.
gaytoday.badpuppy.com /garchive/events/020199ev.htm   (587 words)

 Grupo Gay da Bahia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Grupo Gay da Bahia is the oldest operating gay rights organization in Brazil and one of the most active ones.
Grupo Gay da Bahia, also known as "GGB", was founded by anthropologist, author, historian and activist Luiz Mott.
GGB has extensive information about Brazilian gays, lesbianss, transsexualss, transgender persons, bisexuals, and related subjects such as racism, discrimination and general queer issues and queer studies.
www.sciencedaily.com /encyclopedia/grupo_gay_da_bahia   (186 words)

 Resources on the Salvador de Bahia from academic institutions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
University of Miami: Salvador da Bahia in the northeast is the capital of a region that celebrates the country's connections to its African heritage.
: Salvador da Bahia in the northeast is the capital of a region that celebrates the country's connections to its African heritage and is also a grand city with...
Study Abroad: Salvador, Bahia is a vigorous city of around 2,250,000 inhabitants situated between green tropical hills and the broad beaches along the Bay of All Saints...
mongabay.org /conservation/Salvador_de_Bahia.htm   (1049 words)

 Global Exchange : The battle for Rio's soul
Some now believe that Rio's gay and transgender communities may be merely the first targets of a "cleansing mission" undertaken by ultra-conservative sections of the bancada evangelica (evangelical lobby).
Gays and transvestites, she believes, could just be the first targets.
Of the gay men interviewed, 16.6 per cent admitted to having suffered physical violence, of them, 42.3 per cent were transvestites.
www.globalexchange.org /countries/brazil/3471.html   (1830 words)

 Bahia Boy Guide Service
Brazil we call Bahia the land of happiness, where life
and seaport of the state of Bahia in northeastern Brazil.
Bahia's close cultural affinity with Africa is evident in the Samba-Reggae beats that pervades the city day and night, in the
members.aol.com /bahiaboybrasil   (579 words)

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Although the results of gay and lesbian visibility were not concrete in any direct sense, gay activists felt their presence was a major step forward in the struggle for gay and lesbian human rights.
Gays have been executed in Iran for their homosexuality, and they face extra judicial executions and "disappearances" by death squads in Colombia.
Nick Toonen, a gay activist from Hobart, filed a complaint with the UN Human Rights Committee, charging that anti-sodomy laws in Tasmania violate his human rights as a gay man. The laws, which have not been used against adults in ten years, provide a maximum penalty of 21 years in prison.
www.qrd.org /qrd/orgs/AIMLGC/1993/newsletter-11   (5714 words)

 q online - Homosexual murders and human rights violations escalating in Brazil   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
BAHIA, BRAZIL - The final balance of 1997/1998 confirm Brazil as the leader of homophobia in the world: 130 gay men, lesbians and transvestites were murdered - an average of one crime every three days.
In total, 82 gay men, 42 transvestites and 6 lesbians, average age between 18 and 29 years, were victims of homophobic violence.
Mobilising the gay and lesbian community into action is as important as fighting homophobia itself.
www.q.co.za /news/1999/9902/990202-brazil.htm   (617 words)

 GayLawNet - GayLawNews by Subject - Partners / Marriage - May 2002
Nine gay or lesbian employees and their partners have joined the ACLU in the suit that goes back to 1999, shortly after Alaska voters passed a constitutional amendment barring state recognition of gay marriage.
Plaintiffs argue that the state's ban on gay marriage makes it impossible for gays working for the state or city to get benefits for their partners because marriage is required to qualify.
Lawyers at Gay & Lesbians Advocates & Defenders, the group that is representing the couples, are now asking the state Appeals Court to overturn the decision of Superior Court Judge Thomas Connolly.
www.gaylawnet.com /news/2002/pa0205.htm   (4731 words)

 Love Sees No Borders - Brazil   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Brazil has been rated as one of the countries where the most gay people are killed.
Epidemic of Hate, published in 1996 by the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission, at least 1200 gays, lesbians and transsexuals were killed in Brazil alone in a decade.
Grupo Gay da Bahia, Brazil's largest and most active gay organization, a gay, lesbian or transvestite is brutally murdered every two days due to homophobia, with a total of 130 last year alone.
www.loveseesnoborders.org /brazil.html   (1047 words)

 glbtq >> social sciences >> Brazil
Gay and lesbian Latin American artists frequently use their art to portray their desire for sexual and political liberation, often combining traditional subject matter with personal symbols and insights to stress their longing for acceptance.
Although Latin Americans have produced many works that have homoerotic themes or gay and lesbian characters, their sensibilities are largely different from those of North American and European writers.
Lesbian and gay couples have been fighting for the freedom to marry since the dawn of the modern glbtq struggle for equality; despite some success abroad, progress toward same-sex marriage in the United States has been slow.
www.glbtq.com /social-sciences/brazil,2.html   (838 words)

 americas.org - Organizations and Links   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission work includes an Asylum Program for individuals fleeing persecution in their country of origin because of their sexual orientation, gender identity or HIV status.
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Human Rights Project is leading Puerto Rican efforts to establish same-sex marriage and repeal the island’s sodomy law.
National Latina/o Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Organization (LLEGO), is expecting more than 1,000 participants at a second biennial Latin American and Caribbean LGBT congress October 7–11, 1999, in San Diego and Tijuana.
www.americas.org /News/Features/199906_Gay_Rights/organizations_and_links.htm   (395 words)

 Grupo Gay da Bahia - GGB   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Gay Group of Bahia ("Grupo Gay da Bahia") is the oldest association for the defense of the human rights for homosexuals functioning in Brazil.
It is a member of the International Lesbian and Gay Association, it forms part of the staff of the International Lesbian and Gay Human Rights Commission, the National Association of Black and White Men Together, and it is a "twin" of the RFSL of Stockholm.
International support and financial collaboration are indispensable for the maintenance of the Gay Group of Bahia as one of the most dynamic NGO’s of the Brazilian Homosexual Movement, considering the difficulty of obtaining local resources for the defense of the human rights of gays, lesbians and transvestites.
www.ggb.org.br /ggb-ingles.html   (1301 words)

 Salvador : Nightlife   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The scene in Bahia is very laid-back and casual; you won't find any upscale yuppie pretensions here, unless you look really hard.
Salvador's gay scene is not as open as in Rio de Janeiro, but two popular times and places are Saturdays at Farol da Barra beach and Sundays at the Barraca Aruba, a beach kiosk at Praia dos Artistas.
In town, Avenida Sete de Setembro, around Praça da Sé and Praça da Piedade, as well as Pelhourino's Praça Pedro Arcanjo, are known cruising areas.
www.frommers.com /destinations/print-narrative.cfm?destID=2853&catID=2853010030   (1019 words)

 The World of Gay Marriage.
Gay couples will not be allowed to adopt foreign babies -- due to the Dutch government's fear of Third World homophobia -- and couples from other countries, be they gay or straight, cannot marry in the Netherlands.
Gay marriage should be legal in Slovenia in two years, the head of the government's Bureau for Women's Politics, Vera Kozmik, told the Slovene National TV program "Tednik." The bureau is co-sponsoring a petition to parliament along with gay activists.
Gays lobbied for inclusion of the phrase "sexual orientation," but had to settle for "way of life" and an accompanying explanation that gays and lesbians are included in the phrase's purview.
home.insight.rr.com /snookems/queer/Arguments/marriage-countries.html   (12137 words)

 Gay Today: World
One hundred thirty-two Brazilian gays, lesbians and transgendered people were murdered in anti-gay hate crimes in 2001, the Grupo Gay da Bahia [GGB] reported April 24.
Eighty-eight of the victims were gay men, 41 were transgendered people and three were lesbians.
Mott says the crisis must be addressed with sex education in all schools, laws that punish anti-gay discrimination and violence, and GLBT community mobilization.
gaytoday.com /garchive/world/050302wo.htm   (241 words)

The International Lesbian and Gay Association is a world-wide federation of national and local groups dedicated to achieving equal rights for lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgendered people everywhere.
Gay Community Center located in San Telmo district of Buenos Aires that organizes cultural and social activities for GLBT individuals in a safe environment.
The Jamaica Forum of Lesbians, All-Sexuals and Gays (J-FLAG) is dedicated to moving forward in a spirit of oneness, love, dignity and respect towards the establishment of a world devoid of prejudice, injustice, discrimination and oppression.
www.indiana.edu /~overseas/lesbigay/GLatinAmerica_res.htm   (342 words)

 United Press International - International - Report: Brazil a leader in gay hate crimes
The report by Grupo Gay da Bahia -- scheduled for release Wednesday -- says 132 homosexuals were killed in 2001 during violent acts targeting gays.
Between 1980 and 2001, GGB says 2,092 gays in Brazil were killed in hate crimes, an average of 104 deaths a year.
According to the study, Pernambuco state and the country's federal district, Brasilia, are the most dangerous places for gays, as they recorded the highest rate of homosexuals killed through violent acts per person.
www.upi.com /view.cfm?StoryID=23042002-052102-4811r   (756 words)

 PlanetOut News: Brazil Gay Murder Protested
A gay man is beaten to death in the streets of Sao Paulo, and hundreds rally at the scene of the crime to demand tolerance and justice.
Brazil is no stranger to gay-bashing murders; the Brazilian Association of Gays, Lesbians and Transgender Persons (ABGLT) has documented 170 in 1999 and the Grupo Gay de Bahia has documented 1,661 in the last decade.
Grupo Gay da Bahia has found only a 4% rate of conviction for the gay-bashing murders it has documented.
www.planetout.com /news/article-print.html?2000/02/14/1   (585 words)

 HighBeam Research: Library Search: Results   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Age and growth of spotted sand bass, paralabrax maculatofasciatus, in Bahia de Los Angeles, Baja California, Mexico, with age validation using Otolith edge analysis.
Bahia de San Quintin is a coastal lagoon in north...
Bahia de San Quintin is a coastal lagoon located...
www.highbeam.com /library/search.asp?FN=SS&search_newspapers=on&search_magazines=on&q=Bahia&refid=ency_botnm   (653 words)

 Pink Ink - Queer Report
The Sicilian gay man who torched himself in the Vatican's St. Peter's Square Jan. 13 has died of his burns.
Alfredo Ormando, 40, set himself alight then rushed toward the entrance to the basilica.Documents found in his nearby coat said he was protesting society's and his family's failure to understand homosexuals.
Eighty-two gay men, 42 transvestites and six lesbians were murdered last year in Brazil because of their sexuality, according to a new report from Grupo Gay da Bahia (GGB), which states homosexuals are the most hated of all minorities there.
www.khsnet.net /pinkink/vol1-6/report.htm   (205 words)

Remember, Bahia is the land of happiness and unforgettable discoveries (particularly for those who plan well).
A beautiful mountainous region identified with the town of Lençóis. The park was established in 1985 and the town is named after the sheets the diamond miners used for tents which once sprinkled the fascinating landscape.
I think that intending observers should be aware of the fact that, from their point-of-view, the ceremonies may last a long time without a lot of the dramatic highlights they may be expecting.
www.carnaval.com /cityguides/brazil/salvador/salvador.htm   (2691 words)

 2000_4_real challenges
The Brazilian AIDS social movement started in the early 1980s and gay groups had been advocating the use of condoms since 1983 (SOMOS and Grupo Gay da Bahia).
In the early 1990s, the Grupo Pela VIDDA/RJ and the GAPA/SP sued the federal and state governments to assure access to medication for AIDS patients in hospitals by guaranteeing private or public insurance policies.
In the early 1990s, public opinion was not favourable to AIDS patients, who were perceived as guilty for their bad sexual orientation or practice rather than as victims of an epidemic.
www.kit.nl /ILS/exchange_content/html/2000_4_real_challenges.asp   (980 words)

 National Association of Black & White Men Together   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Some thought that being a publicly interracial gay group was itself enough of a statement.
Others, though, witnessing racism in the gay community, felt that BWMT was honor-bound to tackle the problem.
A nationwide assault on racism in the gay community was being launched.
www.nabwmt.com /NA25_002.html   (2354 words)

 Bahia-Online: - Re: Gay Bahia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
For those who are coming to Bahia, those who are here, those who have been here and/or those who are thinking about coming...
The beach at Porto da Barra has an area -- towards the right-hand side as one faces the water -- with a gay "reputation", and the beach Praia dos Artistas in Boca do Rio likewise is known as a gay redoubt.
There is a stretch of gay bars in an alley called Beco dos Artistas, which itself is located across the street from Teatro Castro Alves; that would be across from the right-hand side of the Teatro as one faces it.
www.bahia-online.net /phorum/read.php?f=1&t=824&a=2   (375 words)

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