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MOUTINHO, Laura. Negotiating with adversity: reflections about "race", (homo)sexuality and social inequality in Rio de Janeiro.Translated byJeff Hoff. Estud. fem. [online]. 2006, vol.2Selected edition, pp. 0-0. ISSN 0104-026X.

The purpose of  this article is to discuss how the dynamic of affection and pleasure combine with social inequality in the city of Rio de Janeiro’s GLS circuit. More specifically, it will look at part of the life trajectories of two young black homosexual men who live in the suburbs of Rio de Janeiro and of one who lives in the favela da Maré. The field work revealed that in this context the darker male homosexuals who live in the suburbs and favelas of Rio de Janeiro have a broader field of maneuver than those in which are inserted the heterosexual male and female youth of the region and even the lesbians and transvestites of different colors who live in these regions.

Keywords : homosexuality; poverty; race-color; Rio de Janeiro; inter-racial romantic-sexual relations; social inequality.

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