Monica Benicio

Monica Benicio


33, a Brazilian lesbian activist born and raised in the Maré favela in the city of Rio de Janeiro. She is a human rights activist, feminist, militant LGBTI, city planner at PUC-Rio, where she also teaches about violence and the right to the city. Since the murder of her partner Marielle Franco on March 14 2018, in Brazil, Monica Benicio has done a tremendous work raising attention on this issue of violence against activists in the media. A lot of international publications have covered the followings of the murder of Marielle Franco and interviewed Monica Benico on LGBT issues in Brazil.

Opening Ceremony

Which place for lesbian journalists and dyke stories in this machomedia world?

Virginia Room, 20th floor

This session will welcome fabulous media activists and lesbian journalists from Brazil, France, Hungary, Ukraine, the Netherlands and Germany. The activists will tell us how they managed to make sure the media cover some issues related to lesbian rights and activism. The lesbian journalists will explain how to survive as a lesbian journalist in a […]