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In Brazil, a Refuge From Hate

A multicolored gay pride flag hangs in a corner of a bare room in an abandoned Sao Paulo art deco building that was once the headquarters of Brazil’s social security agency. The room is home to several members of Brazil’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community seeking refuge from discrimination and hate crimes against LGBT people. They were invited to join about 300 squatters who have been living in the building for several months in an occupation organized by Front in the...

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