Gays’ Santa Claus Is Brazil Lula’s Latest Title

    Lula Claus

    Lula ClausThe president of Brazil, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, was named “Gays’ Santa Claus” by the country’s Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, Travesties and Transsexuals (ABGLT) organization during a meeting of social groupings at the Planalto Palace (Government House) in Brazilian capital Brasília. 

    “You’re a hero, you’re a good guy. You have a white beard, you are gays’ Santa Claus,” said Antonio Luiz Martins dos Reis ABGLT president, who recalled that this month the Brazilian government decreed that homosexual couples can present an only income tax statement.

    Dos Reis took advantage of the meeting to invite Lula to participate next year at the second march against homophobia and gave the president a flag with the traditional rainbow colors.

    In his speech Lula thanked the social movements and organizations for their “support and solidarity during difficult moments” and anticipated that now as a “simple citizen” they can count on him to fight for their rights.
    “But,” underlined the outgoing leader, “never ask me to talk against the president, because I won’t nor am I going to speak out against any of the ministers who are my friends,” said Lula.

    This week also the Brazilian government created a National council to combat homophobia.

    MP

    Tags:

    • Show Comments (2)

    • Rafael

      Charles Johnson,

      “Phobia” is just as often used to mean “hatred.” For example, anglophobia and sinophobia both indicate hatred, not fear, of things English or Chinese. As for the view that homosexuality is morally perverse, I myself would consider it homophobic. Weird, repulsive: I would agree with those. But morally perverse? Homosexual activity doesn’t hurt any one, or at least doesn’t mean to do that. So that escapes most people’s notion of what immorality means. Your analogy with murder and rape is far off.

    • Charles Johnson

      homophobia?
      Why do the gays insist on calling everyone who disagrees on their sexual behavior homophobic? I think the word phobia is defined as “fear of”. Most people who disagree with the homosexual lifestyle are not afraid of it, but see it as morally perverse.

      So, if one doesn’t agree with a murderous lifestyle, they would be defined as murderphobic? Or if they can’t stand rapists, they would be rapophobic? Or, if the don’t like the lifestyle of thieves, they would be larcephobic?

      Just another label people try to apply to other people to suit their own agenda. Not very credible.

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

    comment *

    • name *

    • email *

    • website *

    This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

    Ads

    You May Also Like

    Brazil: Closed for Partying for 5 Days

    One of the world’s largest parties, Carnaval, is in full swing in Brazil. Close ...

    US missionary Dorothy Stang

    US Missionary Murdered in Brazil Gets UN Human Rights Prize

    Dorothy Stang, an American nun murdered in Brazil three years ago and the slain ...

    U.S.A. Calendar

    ONGOING IN CALIFORNIA Hélio Oiticica & Neville D’Almeida exhibit and films at Los Angeles ...

    Beachfront house in Ubatuba, São Paulo, Brazil

    Quite a Few Reasons Why Americans Should Move to Brazil

    Why have I moved from checking the pulse of Asia to revisiting South America? ...

    For Central Bank Chief, Brazil Is OK and Needs No Change

    The president of Brazil’s Central Bank (BC), Henrique Meirelles, declared that in light of ...

    With 12 Million Internet Home Users Brazil Becomes World Leader in Connection Time

    Brazil has 12.2 million residential Internet users, according to research center Ibope/Net Ratings. The ...

    Banana plantation

    Brazil’s Conference Wants World to End Poverty Selling Farm Goods

    Figures disclosed by the Common Fund for Commodities (CFC) show that over 70% of ...

    Congressmen in Brazil Double Own Salary Leaving Their US Colleagues in the Dust

    Brazilian senators and House representatives approved this Thursday, December 14, a hike in salary, ...

    Chavez almost in the Mercosur

    Now Brazil Is Pressuring Paraguay to Let Chavez Into Mercosur

    Bringing to close a year-long internal debate over the role of Venezuela in South ...