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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Coming out of an appointment at the health center of the Várzea neighborhood in Recife, Sydia Fernandes, 53, and her daughter Ana Flor, 24, were approached by a man carrying a Bible under his arm. The man, whom they had never seen before, insisted on addressing Ana Flor as a male.

"My mother wasted no time, she stood in front of me and defended me. She asked what his problem was," she said. " Oh, you want to see me turn into a lioness, you just try mistreating my daughter," says Sydia. "I almost swallowed the . . .

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