BRASILIA, November 22, 2004 ( – Brazil has for the last two years attempted to push gay rights through the United Nations by putting forward a resolution on “sexual orientation and human rights” at the United Nations Commission on Human Rights.  The measure has met with worldwide opposition since nations are now realizing the direct connection between the development of special legal rights based on “sexual orientation” and court-imposed homosexual ‘marriage’ and even jailing of religious leaders for speaking out against homosexuality.  Reports indicate that even seven months after the 2004 Commission session, the Brazilian UN Mission in Geneva continues to receive emails against the resolution.  However, an international organization of homosexual activists has commenced pressuring the Brazilian government to bring the resolution before the Commission again in 2005.  That decision, reports indicate, will be made by the end of November.  The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission has asked its supporters to send letters to the Brazilian President, Foreign Ministry and its UN Missions in Geneva and New York, asking Brazil to continue the gay rights push.  To express concerns:  PRESIDENT OF BRAZIL: Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, President of the Federative Republic of Brazil, Palacio do Planalto, 70150-900 – Brasilia – DF, Brazil, Fax: 55-61-224-0289/55-61-411-2222   FOREIGN AFFAIRS MINISTRY: Minister of State for Foreign Relations, Ambassador Celso Amorim, Fax number: +55.61.411-6993, [email protected]

GENEVA UN MISSION: Ambassador SE Luiz Felipe de Seixas Correa, UN Geneva Mission, [email protected]