20% of Brazilians still consider homosexuality a disease: study

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07/06/2023

Lucas, a 34 year-old businessman from São Pauki, has felt out of place since childhood. A Catholic school pupil in his early years, he grew up in a strict religious family in Paraguaçu Paulista, a city of 45,000 people in the state of São Paulo. His father was in the army, and going to church on Sundays was mandatory. Since the age of 11, Lucas — whose real name we are withholding for privacy reasons — knew he was gay. He couldn’t, however, tell his family.

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