Today, June 28, 2023, the Planalto Palace — seat of the Federal Executive Power — hosted an unprecedented event in its history: an exclusive celebration in honor of the International LGBTQIAP+ Pride Day, marked by important projects in favor of the rights of this population. Mobility companies signed commitments to promote these rights, the post offices they launched a commemorative stamp and several public buildings were illuminated with colors that symbolize the movement. These initiatives aim to raise awareness, support and fight for equality and inclusion of all people regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity.
Illuminating the Planalto Palace in all that we have experienced in recent years is a fundamental act that reveals an ideological dimension, of resistance and existence, which for people who suffer and are discriminated against is something central.Silvio Almeida, Minister of Human Rights and Citizenship
Government partnership with transport companies
the ministers Silvio Almeida, for Human Rights and Citizenship, and Paulo Pimenta, from the Communication Secretariat of the Presidency of the Republic, actively participated in the signing of the “10 Commitments to Protect the Rights of LGBTQIA+ People in Mobility Applications“. This important ceremony was attended by representatives of the applications Uber, 99 e buser.
The commitments established in this text aim to strengthen the safety and integrity of the LGBTQIAP+ population that uses mobility apps for their urban journeys, including even interstate trips, as is the case with the service offered by Buser. This partnership between applications and the Federal Government demonstrates commitment to working together to ensure a safe and welcoming environment for the LGBTQIA+ community, eliminating discrimination and prejudice that may arise during the use of these transport services.
Participating companies undertake to hold periodic meetings to discuss the topic and to develop a detailed Action Plan, within a maximum period of 90 days, which will present the measures to be adopted. These measures cover the guarantee of the integrity of the digital environment, combating content LGBTphobics, incitement to violence and hate speech. In addition, the companies are committed to ensuring freedom of expression and facilitating the reporting process.
The Secretary for Access to Justice, Marivaldo Pereira, representing the Ministry of Justice and Public Security, also emphasized the importance of this moment of reconstruction. Your presence at the ceremony reinforces the government's commitment to promoting justice, safety and equal rights for all people, including the LGBTQIAP+ community.
During the event, the Secretary for Access to Justice, Marivaldo Pereira, representing the Ministry of Justice and Public Security, reinforced the importance of this moment of reconstruction and expressed his satisfaction in being present, contributing to the construction of policies based on love, affection and solidarity. He pointed out that in recent years the spread of hatred and the stimulation of violence have contributed to alarming statistics of homicides against the LGBTQIA+ population in the country, further stating that it is a source of shame for society.
New postage stamp
During the event, the president of the Post Office, Fabiano Silva dos Santos, revealed the launch of a commemorative stamp in honor of the International LGBTQIA+ Pride Day. This initiative stemmed from a suggestion made by federal deputy Erika Hilton. The president stressed the importance of this release, noting that it represents a historic milestone for the company.
Fabiano Silva expressed the vision of a management committed to making Correios an institution free of prejudice, promoting equality, respect and diversity in all aspects of its operations. This symbolic action reinforces the company's engagement in recognizing and valuing the LGBTQIA+ community, contributing to building a more inclusive and welcoming society.
Homage in public areas with lights
During the celebrations of the International LGBTQIA+ Pride Day, the Planalto Palace and the Itamaraty — headquarters of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs — stood out as they were illuminated with the vibrant colors of the rainbow, an emblematic symbol of the LGBTQIAP+ movement. The special lighting of these important public buildings is intended to convey a message of inclusion, solidarity and recognition of the rights and dignity of all people in the community.
By adopting the rainbow colors, the Planalto Palace and the Itamaraty became visible icons of a commitment to equality, non-discrimination and the promotion of LGBTQIA+ rights. This initiative also contributes to strengthening the visibility and pride of the community LGBTQIAP+, generating a positive impact on the awareness and acceptance of diversity throughout society. By illuminating these important landmarks in the capital, Brazil demonstrates that it is moving towards a more inclusive future, in which all citizens are respected and celebrated in their full diversity.
If we cannot recognize the existence of such an important part of the Brazilian population, we Brazilians will not be able to overcome our historical ills.Silvio Almeida, Minister of Human Rights and Citizenship
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Source: Federal government
reviewed by Glaucon Vital in 28 / 6 / 23.