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We have to fight against all forms of intolerance. We know that the LGBT community suffers from a lot of intolerance, which sometimes begins inside their own house. Sometimes the person is expelled from home, school, the labor market, and there are few alternatives left for them to develop themselves as human beings. This equipment [referring to the South LGBT Citizenship Centre] is to rescue trajectories that have been interrupted and that can be resumed with the support of the public power.

Fernando Haddad, Mayor

Description of the city

São Paulo is a city in Brazil. It has 12 million inhabitants.

Goal

To guarantee human rights and citizenship to São Paulo’s LGBT population by implementing public policies involving different areas of the municipality and in collaboration with other partners and civil society.

Collaboration partners

  • LGBT Citizenship Centers and LGBT Citizenship Mobile Units.
  • Program Transcidadania.
  • Awareness campaign about fighting homophobia and about LGBT rights.
  • LGBT Pride Parade.