Brazil

Brazil is known for having a liberal society, which often displays attitudes of sexual openness and freedom of expression. However, when it comes to LGBTI people, Brazilian society can be discriminatory and intolerant. LGBTI people face high levels of discrimination and homophobic violence, including extreme violence such us murder.

Andréa Brazil
Economic empowerment & advocacy

Through the eyes of a trans activist

To celebrate Transgender Visibility Month, we share the story of a trans activist who joined our small business course and became a member of our Brazil team.

Material de divulgação do nosso treinamento
Economic empowerment & advocacy

LGBT inclusion in the labour market in Brazil

Since 2015, more than 230 employees in Brazil were trained by MRI on LGBT inclusion in the labour market. Find out more about these training’s and their impacts so far.

Empreendedores LGBT formados pela MRI
Economic empowerment & advocacy

31 new LGBT trained entrepreneurs in Brazil

31 students graduated from MRI’s 4th course. Find out about the course, the newly created businesses and challenges for LGBT entrepreneurship in Brazil

Pink at work
Economic empowerment & advocacy

Pink At Work

PINK AT WORK is an online platform of products and services offered by LGBT entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurship can lead to LGBT inclusion
Economic empowerment & advocacy

Entrepreneurship can lead to LGBT inclusion

At a press conference on 15th August MRI launched a new publication compiling some of the success stories of socioeconomic inclusion and empowerment of LGBT people in the fight against homo and transphobia, due to

LGBT Entrepreneurship
Economic empowerment & advocacy

LGBT Entrepreneurship

Micro Rainbow International launches a pioneering publication, “LGBT Entrepreneurship: case studies of socioeconomic empowerment in Rio de Janeiro between 2015-2017“. This bilingual publication (Portuguese and English) features inspiring stories from 11 LGBT entrepreneurs who participated

Winners of an entrepreneurship award in Brazil
Economic empowerment & advocacy

Winners of an entrepreneurship award in Brazil

The Micro Rainbow Brazil Project received the Láurea CAF 2017 award, which acknowledges the best initiatives in support of micro entrepreneurship in Brazil promoted by the Latin American Development Bank – CAF in partnership with