Queer Love is an ongoing series featuring queer Brazilian couples as a form of documentation and public expression of love.
The LGBTQIA+ communities of Brazil experience abuse, discrimination and violence on a daily basis and the death rates within these communities are some of the highest in the country.
Deep rooted social conservatism in our society has had an enormous influence on the discrimination that these communities face. In recent years this has been exacerbated by a re-emergence of Brazil’s social conservatism in the national conversation and its pervasion and acceptance through wider society.
The challenges that these communities face are made worse by Brazil having one of the highest crime rates in the world. Fear of violence and the social pressure exerted on those who wish to only be themselves inhibits true expression and the ability to freely love and be loved.
The central focus and aim of this project is to raise awareness of these issues and empower the LGBTQIA+ communities in Brazil and the world. There should be no hierarchy of acceptable forms of love.