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[SSEX BBOX] is a social justice project that aims to put a spotlight on gender and sexuality, focusing on the LGBTQIA+ population/theme. Our actions include spreading instruments for awareness, reducing isolation, facilitating education, fostering community building, and questioning old beliefs regarding gender and sexuality. We work in the cities of São Paulo (Brazil), San Francisco (USA), Berlin (Germany) and Barcelona (Spain).

The project began in 2011 from a series of educational web-documentaries that that explore themes ofsexuality to promote social changes based on human rights.

To enlarge, broaden and deepen the conversation, [SSEX BBOX] developed into other formats such as: film exhibitions followed by debate sessions, publications, podcasts and workshops. These were partially accomplished in partnership with Sao Paulo’s SESC, Itaú Cultural, Fórum das Empresas LGBT and UNICEF.

Besides these actions, the 1st International Conference [SSEX BBOX] & Mix Brasil happened in 2015, from the 17th to the 22nd of November at Centro Cultural São Paulo. The 2nd International Conference happened one year later, in 2016, from the 9th to the 20th of November, also at Centro Cultural São Paulo.

 LGBTQIA+ stants for: lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgender, transsexuals, queers, questioning, intersexuals, assexuals, allies and other sexualities and gender identities still to be included.


“The realization of meetings with the participation, protagonism, and visibility of the academic, political and artistic work of the LGBTQIA+ population, including the agenda of children and teenagers’ sexual rights, is absolutely urgent to touch society, to produce and disseminate knowledge and to strengthen the groups and movements that act on the sexuality and gender fields. Thus, public policies are strengthened on the perspective of a more just, equitable and accessible society for all.”

Silvio Manoug Kaloustian

Coordinator of the UNICEF office for the states of São Paulo and Minas Gerais.


 [SSEX BBOX] INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE is an annual meeting of researchers, activists, artists, academics, and people who live gender and sexuality in a non-conventional manner. The Conference is open to all people – curious, allies, friends, journalists, family, organizations, institutions, et al.The [SSEX BBOX] INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE aims to create a safe space where the LGBTQIA+ population is able to dialog with itself and with society. The basis for this dialog is the integration of different languages – academic, artistic and popular – to guarantee the space where the multiplicity of perspectives regarding gender and sexuality can echo. It is, therefore, a meeting between the LGBTQIA+ population and a myriad of social and participantswhose aim is to cooperate for a fair society in which everyone can in fact exist together.

Panels, debate sessions, workshops, Q & A sessions with
speakers, courses, film exhibitions and performances



“In times of crisis and great menaces to the accomplishments in the field of human rights, it is indispensable to guarantee spaces like [SSEX BBOX]’ International Conferences and their exchanges, dialogs, dissent production and creative construction.”

Benedito Medrado

Co-founder of PAPAI Institute and coordinator of the Psychology Post-graduation Program at the Federal University of Pernambuco.