BETWEEN DIVERSITY AND ANTAGONISM: ARTICULATORY PRACTICES OF LGBT DISCURSIVENESS IN THE BRAZILIAN MINISTRY OF CULTURE

This work focuses on a set of programs, actions, and institutional mechanisms of the Brazilian Ministry of Culture (MinC) that began to contemplate the LGBT community during the governments of Lula and Dilma. The study intended to understand the institutionalization of the cultural agendas of the LGBT movement at the federal level. We analyze MinC documents and public testimonies of agents of this universe using the support of Laclau and Mouffe’s Theory of Discourse (TD), a perspective according to which hegemony operates in a movement of negotiation between contradictory discourses, aiming to establish relations of order and social agglutination. We hypothesize that the MinC actions, especially the LGBT culture public announcements, sought to manage the conflicts between minority and hegemonic values in Brazilian society. The sexual and cultural differences embraced by the LGBT movement poses antagonisms that would have been neutralized by the liberal discourse of diversity.