Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
Brazil Initiative

Queer art exhibit shuts down after right-wing protests in Porto Alegre

An art exhibition featuring pieces by Brazilian LGTBQ artists shut down in response to strong opposition from right-wing and religious groups in Porto Alegre. The protesters accused the exhibit, titled Queermuseu, of promoting blasphemy and pedophilia. Numerous LGTBQ organizations have organized rallies for the reopening of Queermuseu, calling its closure a dangerous act of censorship, reminiscent of the Brazilian dictatorship era.

September 13, 2017

Manifestação contra Homofobia-Parque da Cidade-Brasília