Brazil Judge Rules Homosexuality a Disease, Approves ‘Conversion Therapy’

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John Paul Brammer writes at NBC News:

A federal judge in Brazil ruled last week that psychologists could consider homosexuality a disease that could be treated with sexual orientation conversion therapies, raising concerns from LGBTQ and mental health advocates.

Toni Reis, who heads Brazil’s National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Alliance, told reporters the ruling is a step backward and that he plans to appeal it at the Inter-American Court of Human Rights.

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