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Brazil Legalizes Same Sex Partnerships

By Paige, Nicaragua, July 2011

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Brazil has long been one of the most popular destinations in Latin America for gays and lesbian travelers. Of course, its beautiful beaches, fantastic cities, and wild parties appeal to all sorts of travelers, but the nation's recent tradition of openness and equality has been accepted as an open invitation by the GLBT community, only recently beginning to enjoy full acceptance in the region.

After Brazil's military dictatorship dissolved in 1985, the new democracy was eager to guarantee the population, including gays and lesbians, full civil rights under the law; equality was enshrined in the 1989 Constitution. Dozens of civil rights benchmarks have since been made in Brazil, home to the largest GLBT event in the world, the São Paulo Gay Pride Parade, which attracts more than 4 million visitors annually.

Editor's Note: This recommendation was taken from our Brazil Things To Do blog. Visit the original post to continue reading the full post and to learn more about things to do in Brazil. Photo courtesy of Wiki Commons.

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