Man Ordered to Pay Damages After Using Homophobic Curses on Facebook

The Brazilian Federal Supreme Court equated LGBT-phobia crime with racism and Rio de Janeiro already applies sanctions. Victim to receive compensation of R$10,000 (US$2,500).

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - LGBT activist Felipe Resende obtained, through the Rio de Janeiro civil court system, a judgment against a man who made homophobic comments against him.

When celebrating the equivalence of LGBT-phobia to the crime of racism by the Brazilian Federal Supreme Court (STF) on his Facebook account, Felipe was attacked . . .

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