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VIDEO | Brazilian trans candidates seek first-ever congressional seat

The National Congress never had transsexual representatives

Translated by: Ana Paula Rocha

São Paulo |
In our weekly show, we bring the elections and the culture of Brazil closer to those who are far abroad - Brasil de Fato

In this year’s elections, trans and transvestite people will run for seats in the National Congress, which never had transsexual deputies. The goal of these candidacies is to guarantee, through legislation, rights to the LGBTQIA+ population.


With few weeks ahead of the presidential election, Brazilian television channels started hosting debates. Learn more about it on Brazil Decides.

Also, on What's Happening in Brazil: Listen to the pop and relaxing music of the Garouá band. The group was formed in São Paulo and has a curious story. To promote their songs, the members were selling sweets on the streets and parks of the city.

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Edited by: Flávia Chacon