“I would have them shot”: how a resurgence of homophobia threatens Brazil’s LGBT community

A queer museum project has been cancelled and a ban on conversion therapy overturned. What next for LGBT rights in Brazil? When it comes to LGBT rights, Brazil is as ambivalent as it is on everything else. The country has openly gay artists; it’s home to one of the largest Gay Pride parades in the world; […]

Brazilian judge approves ‘gay conversion therapy’, sparking national outrage

The ruling overturns a national psychology council decision in 1999 forbidding psychologists from offering treatments claiming to ‘cure’ gay people A Brazilian judge has approved gay “conversion therapy” in a ruling which prompted widespread outrage and raised fears of a conservative backlash. Waldemar de Carvalho, a federal judge in the capital of Brasília, overruled a […]