On May 18 thousands of activists will march on Brazil’s capital in the largest day of action against hate crimes and homophobia in Brazil's history. This is a key opportunity to show Brazil's political leaders that people everywhere are demanding urgent action to end the escalating hate and violence. Can you join the day of action by submitting a photo of yourself holding a sign urging the passage of PLC122? If you submit your photo by Thursday morning, we will include it as part of a massive and powerful visual projection of supporters from around the world pushing for action in the heart of Brazil's capital.
Submitting a photo only takes a moment and the more of us who participate, the louder our voice will be.
There are three simple steps:
1. Print out a sign HERE
(Or make your own: Make sure it says: “The Time is Now. Pass #PLC122")
2. Take a quick photo of yourself holding the sign.
3. Email it to us here: firstname.lastname@example.org
This law won't erase homophobia on its own, but it will send a powerful message that LGBT Brazilians are equal in the eyes of the law, deserving of the same rights and protection from targeted violence as anyone else. It’s an exciting moment for Brazil, and for the broader LGBT equality movement around the world. It’s never been easier to join with thousands of others to make a difference.
A month ago we shared the story of Priscila Brandão, a young trans woman gunned down at point blank range on the street in Brazil. Priscila’s tragic death shows why Brazil—a country with one of the highest rates of violent homophobic and transphobic attacks and murders in the world—needs to take action right away.
Almost 100,000 of you signed the a letter in partnership with our friends at Avaaz.org, asking President Dilma Rousseff and the Brazilian Parliament to prioritize passage of the ambitious Anti-Homophobia and Hate Crimes law (PLC122). Let’s take this campaign to the next step and turns those names into faces that can’t be ignored.
All best and All Out,
Andre, Erika, Guillaume, Jeremy, Joseph, Prerna, Nita, Oli, Tile, Wesley and the rest of the team at All Out
P.S. Don't miss your chance to be up on the big screen!
All Out is bringing people together in every corner of the planet and of every identity - lesbian, gay, straight, transgender and all that’s between and beyond - to build a world in which everyone can live freely and be embraced for who they are.
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