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[Trigger warning for homophobia and violence]

No, I am not making this up:
The city council of South America's biggest city has adopted legislation calling for a Heterosexual Pride Day to be celebrated on the third Sunday of each December.
The Brazilian Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Association criticized the legislation, saying it could provoke homophobic violence.

"How many LGBTs will be attacked because of the message that only heterosexuality makes someone a moral person and a good citizen," the association said in a statement.
In a recent report, the gay rights group Grupo Gay da Bahia said 260 gays* were murdered last year in Brazil, up 113 percent from five years earlier.
Wow, just wow.

*This figure undoubtedly includes a significant number of trans* individuals who may or may not be GLB.

via @emmamwoolley

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