Brazil Holds First Ever "Gay Affirmation Day" to Celebrate Gay Men

Brazil Holds First Ever “Gay Affirmation Day” to Celebrate Gay Men

You don’t see this everyday.

On February 29th the country of Brazil held its first “Gay Affirmation Day” to celebrate the  pioneering spirit of the gay community” and to honor gay men and their achievements.


“One of the most recent activist dates in Brazil, the 28th of February – Gay Affirmation Day, had a manifesto with more than 100 adhesions by personalities of the homosexual struggle (available here ). Supporters come from diverse fields, such as the arts, the business sector, religion, journalism, the adult production industry and also, obviously, gay militancy. The creation and celebration of the date each year aims to strengthen and fight the gay community, make the history of our fight in Brazil and in the world”

The mission statement goes on to read:

“Another fact that guided the creation of the date is that the gay community was the only one among the identities of the LGBT movement that did not have its own ephemeris. The date will also be a time to strengthen bonds within our community, face and overcome internal differences and prejudices, address our diversity, raise our self-esteem and political awareness, as male homosexuals, in addition to highlighting the importance of public policies for the segment.”

This is true of all the LGBT’s “National Day of” events NOT ONE date is for the celebration and remembrance of the gay male.

Aromantic Awareness Week, International Transgender Day of Visibility,  National Transgender HIV Testing Day,  Lesbian Visibility Day (Yea Lesbians!), International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia (Previously International Day Against Homophobia), Pansexual and Panromantic Visibility Day, International Non-Binary People’s Day, Bisexual Awareness Week, Bisexual Awareness Day,  Ally Week, Asexual Awareness Week, Asexual Awareness Day, ransgender Awareness Week, Intersex Day of Remembrance, International Transgender Day of Remembrance, and Pansexual/Panromantic Pride Day.

Not one day for gay males. After all we did.

Maybe we should seriously thinking of starting a Gay Affirmation Day in the US.

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