Articles tagged Marisa Lobo

Gays disrupt hearings in Brazilian Congress on psychological treatment for homosexuality

BRASILIA, BRAZIL, June 29, 2012, ( – Homosexual activists disrupted a hearing on Thursday in Brazil’s Chamber of Deputies on proposed legislation to permit psychologists to treat homosexuals who wish to change their orientation, an activity currently prohibited by the country’s Federal Council of Psychology (CFP). The bill, known as Legislative Decree 234/11 and derided by Brazil’s leftist media as the “gay cure” bill, would also overturn a CFP regulation that prohibits psychologists from publicly speaking of homosexual orientation in a negative way. Homosexual protesters began to interrupt the hearing when psychologist Marisa Lobo spoke to defend the rights of […]