By Melissa Van Brunnersum, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Ministry of Human Rights established a National Pact against LGBT-POV (violence against lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transsexuals, and transvestites) last week on Tuesday, May 15th, which aims to combat violence against LGBT peoples and prioritize respect for human dignity and diversity.

The ordinance came into effect immediately and was officially launched by the Federal Government on May 16th, the eve of the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia. The federal government and ten states have already joined the agreement.

According to government agency reports, Brazil is the country . . .

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