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Why Does Everything Have to Be So Bloody Complicated? « Adventures in Boogieville

Why Does Everything Have to Be So Bloody Complicated? « Adventures in Boogieville
My mom often told us sad stories about how my grandma protected my uncle Gilmar more than my aunt Tânia and herself. The post above brings light to similar situations happening in India, but in a whole different degree... how sad.

Dilma Rousseff suspends anti-homophobia campaign

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I wrote this for www.todomundofeminista.com:

Brazilian leader suspends anti-homophobia campaign - Boston.com
This decision was made a couple of weeks ago, but I still think it's important to comment. This is a perfect example to illustrate why public policy should not be influenced by religious beliefs. Dilma Rousseff, a usually open minded and inclusive leader, let herself be influenced by the evangelical front of the federal representatives (bancada religiosa) and suspended the campaign to raise awareness about homophobia.
Of course everybody wants the videos and written material to be appropriate to school aged kids. We are talking about raising awareness here, teaching kids that homophobia has no place in a democracy. Nobody is trying to convert them into gays -- the idea is to let them choose. The president said in an collective interview that the government supports efforts against homophobia, but that it has no place in "advertising sexual options".
The videos are com…