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The Politics of Homophobia in Brazil: Congress and Social (counter)Mobilization

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dc.contributor.advisor Díez, Jordi Valiquette, Robert Tyler 2017-09-05T17:54:45Z 2017-09-05T17:54:45Z 2017-06 2017-08-16 2017-09-05
dc.description.abstract In recent years, Latin America has seen significant progress in the expansion of LGBT rights such as the implementation of same-sex marriage and the creation of some of the world’s most advanced gender identity laws. Brazil was at the front of this progression and by the early 2000’s, scholars believed Brazil was poised to emerge as Latin America’s gay rights champion. Despite some advancements, the image of Brazil as a gay rights champion is nebulous. The Brazilian Congress has failed in passing federal legislation protecting sexual minorities from violence and discrimination and this thesis seeks to answer why. Qualitative interviews were conducted with LGBT activists, political aides, politicians and Evangelical Pastors. Ultimately this thesis argues that Brazil does not have LGBT anti-discrimination policy because of two factors: 1) a weakening LGBT social movement and 2) a strong countermovement to LGBT rights. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Mitac Globalink Research Award, LAMBDA Foundation Scholarship in LGBT Studies en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject LGBT en_US
dc.subject LGBTQ en_US
dc.subject Public Policy en_US
dc.subject Countermovement en_US
dc.subject Social Movement en_US
dc.subject Brazil en_US
dc.subject Political Opportunity Structure en_US
dc.subject Resource Mobilization en_US
dc.subject Framing en_US
dc.subject Evangelical en_US
dc.subject anti-discrimination en_US
dc.subject Homophobia en_US
dc.subject Congress en_US
dc.subject Activist en_US
dc.subject Pastor en_US
dc.title The Politics of Homophobia in Brazil: Congress and Social (counter)Mobilization en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US Political Science en_US Master of Arts en_US Department of Political Science en_US
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