Our Brazilian trans family are fighting to keep a policy alive that allows them to use their social names in dealings with the Brazilian federal government.
The backstory starts with embattled Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff issuing before she left office for an interim president pending the result of her impeachment trial issuing Decree n.8.727 that allows trans folks to use their social names in federal government situations and settings.
But a Brazilian politician unfortunately is pushing to have the Rousseff issued decree invalidated, and that would cause problems for many of our Brazilian trans cousins.
The attempt to invalidate Decree n.8.727 is instead serving to galvanize the Brazilian trans community in a ‘we’re fed up and not gonna take it any more’ way. A social media campaign has popped up #NomeSocialEDireito with the goal of keeping the decree in place.
Brazilian trans people and their allies are asked to take photos with the #NomeSocialEDireito hashtag which translates in English to ‘My Name Is My Right’.
Here’s hoping my Brazilian trans fam is successful in keep Decree n 8.727, and success in doing so leads to more wins in Brazil for our trans family.