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Brazilians Protest ‘Gay Cure’ in Sao Paulo

  • A protester holds a sign with the message

    A protester holds a sign with the message "Love without Temer." | Photo: Twitter / Nacho Lemus

Published 24 September 2017

Protesters have come together under the banner "Love without Temer" against the controversial "gay cure."

Hundreds of people in Brazil have taken to the streets in Sao Paulo to protest a controversial ruling that would allow “gay conversion therapy.”

in Sao Paulo Over 'Gay Conversion Therapy' Ruling

Organized by LGBTI groups, the protest was called under the banner “Love Without Temer” — in reference to conservative Brazilian President Michel Temer.

Musicians also performed in support of the protest.

Last week, a Brazilian federal court judge Waldemar de Carvalho which overturned the ban on the "therapy" which had been in place for almost 20 years.

De Carvalho's decision reversed a 1999 Federal Council of Psychology, ruling prohibiting licensed psychologists from attempting to “convert” people who identify as LGBTI.

Brazil’s Federal Council of Psychology has described the decision as a threat to human rights.

"A kiss dedicated to Michel Temer"

"In defense of love and the rights of LGBT people, artists came together this Sunday."

"The LGBT community again takes to the streets against the 'Gay Cure.'"

"Love without Temer"

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