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International Day Against Homophobia Raises Issues in Brazil

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On Sunday May 17th, the International Day Against Homophobia, in addition to other celebrations and observances in Brazil, caused issues to resurface concerning obstacles currently faced by the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) community in the country.

The International Day Against Homophobia marks the day that the World Health Organization removed the classification of homosexuality as a mental illness on May 17, 1990.

Since that day, people around the world, including those in Brazil, have celebrated the ongoing advancement of rights for the LGBT community. However, many feel that . . .

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