Help us continue to fight human rights abuses. Please give now to support our work. The judge, Waldemar de Carvalho, overruled a decision by the Federal Council of Psychology that banned the treatment. The World Health Organization removed homosexuality from its list of mental disorders in , a shift from seeing homosexuality as an illness to a natural variation of human sexuality. There would likely be an uproar if a therapist tried to change a heterosexual into a homosexual, but the absurd logic is the same. Around the world, medical associations have condemned the practice, including in India, South Africa, Lebanon, Thailand, Turkey, Philippines, and the United States, where the American Medical Association, the American Psychiatric Association, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the American Psychological Association have condemned conversion therapies on scientific and ethical grounds.
Brazil Is Confronting an Epidemic of Anti-Gay Violence
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Her sophisticated and meticulous research reveals that this violence is often triggered by feelings of jealousy and acts of infidelity that are closely intertwined with notions of race, gender, sexuality, heteronomativity, and homophobia, all of which significantly shape the everyday lives of the women she studies. Violence and Desire in Brazilian Lesbian Relationships foregrounds interpersonal violence between lesbians or intendidas in Salvador de Bahia, and the local 'moral world' that they inhabit. Allen deftly paints a portrait of these phantasmal citizens, lodged in a culture of invisibility, both embodying and breaking through cultural ideologies. Skip to main content Skip to table of contents.
Violence and Desire in Brazilian Lesbian Relationships
By Rhuaridh Marr on June 15, rhuaridh. During the attack, the man, whose identity has been withheld, was raped with sharp objects and forced to carve anti-gay slurs into his legs. After assaulting him, the attackers left the man in the street, where he was found and taken to a local hospital. Police told The Guardian that an investigation is underway, but no arrests have yet been made.
Many international news sources picked up the story, appalled at the sheer disregard for life displayed in the horrific video. To many Brazilians, however, the video was not surprising. For many years, Brazil has held the world record for hate-based LGBT murders with recorded in resulting in the statistic of an LGBT person being killed roughly every 25 hours.