Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Category Archives: Ellen Oléria

News of popular white singer “coming out” with her partner is big news in Brazil; but why are black lesbians shut out of the media?

Note from BW of Brazil: As the controversy and struggle for gay rights, marriage and recognition continues to make headlines and fuel a hotly contested debate, recently in Brazil, a … Continue reading

April 18, 2013 · 1 Comment

Property owner refuses to rent apartment to singer Ellen Oléria and her female partner

Note from BW of Brazil: The question of discrimination according to sexual orientation is also a struggle in Brazil. Recently, the singer/musician Ellen Oléria, who won a top-rated reality TV talent … Continue reading

April 12, 2013 · 1 Comment

Overcoming all prejudice, Ellen Oléria, the overweight, black, lesbian, afro-rockin’ sista, wins The Voice Brazil competition

BW of Brazil has been wanting to do a piece on singer/musician Ellen Oléria since about March or April of this year, but other stories kept pushing back her debut on … Continue reading

December 21, 2012 · 1 Comment