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In Brazil, rising Christian evangelism spurs LGBT rights pushback

While Brazil remains the largest Catholic country in the world by number of faithful, devout evangelicals are growing every year and now total around 24 million and some estimates are that by 2045 they will be half of the population.

New group vows to fight for global gay rights

The Kaleidoscope International Diversity Trust says it will work to support LGBT human rights campaigns around the world "guided by local needs and the help we are asked to give."

Why is Mexico persecuting gay lawyer Jaime López Vela?

A Mexican lawyer and gay activist is facing 14 months in prison for defending a victim of homophobia. Jaime López Vela was the first to be married in Mexico City after the city approved same-sex marriage in 2010 and is planning to run to be a member of Parliament on the list of the PRD.

UN reports on violent attacks on LGBT people in Iraq

"It is clear that LGBT persons in Iraq have nowhere to turn. Hunted by religious extremists, ignored by the police and unable to ask their families for help, many have sought to resettle outside of the country. While reports of violence have subsided for the time being, LGBT individuals still face daily persecution."