Brazilian Supreme Court Says Homophobic Slurs Can Be Punishable by Prison

By Democracy Now

HAVANA TIMES – Brazil’s Supreme Court has ruled that homophobic slurs are a crime that can be punished with prison time. The ruling was welcomed by activists as the LGBTQIA community remains a frequent target of violent attacks. Rights groups said there were 228 murders of LGBTQIA people in Brazil last year, which was also the final year of the presidency of self-proclaimed “proud homophobe” Jair Bolsonaro.

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