Brazil court approves conversion therapy


A federal judge in Brazil’s capital of Brasilia has overruled a 1999 ban on conversion treatments which attempt to

Waldemar Claudio de Carvalho, a federal judge in the capital Brasilia, backed a psychologist who had her licence revoked for offering so-called “conversion therapy”.

Rozangela Justino is an evangelical Christian who has called homosexuality “a disease”, and her licence has now been reinstated.

LGBT groups have reacted angrily to the ruling.

However, Brazil’s Federal Council of Psychology said it had no intention of challenging the ruling as there is “no way to cure what is not a disease.”