Soon after the Oscars were announced, two pieces of news came out that reminded us about the homophobia all around us. In one, we found out that Asia blotted out the mention of "gay" in Oscar acceptance speeches (read about that at Towle). In the second, and this I haven't seen elsewhere on the English blogosphere, the guy who usually provides the voice for Sean Penn in Portuguese dubbing -- his name is Marco Ribeiro, refused to do his work because of the gay theme of the movie. The guy is an evangelical christian (ta dah! surprise!) who had no problem taking on other roles that went against is church's teachings (from Mike Myers in Austin Powers to Tom Hanks in The Da Vince Code...).
Good articles have been written about the issue in Portuguese, I think the best one is here.