Gay rights group Arco-Íris has launched a national campaign in support of the law for the criminalization of homophobia, which is currently waiting for approval in the senate. With the launch on an online petition at www.nãohomofobia.com.br, Grupo Arco-Íris aims to collect 1 million signatures in support of the law, to be delivered to senators by March of 2009. About 40 to 70 thousand signatures are expected to be collected in Rio during Gay Pride on October 12, thanks to 80 computers available on 4 different floats. If you happen to be there, make sure to get involved.
I have already signed it online. I ask that you guys do the same. You do not need to be Brazilian to show your support.