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Non-accepting Brazilian mother stabs, kills gay son then burns remains

17-year-old Itaberli Lozano of Brazil was fatally stabbed by his mother for being gay.

A Brazilian mother has admitted to stabbing her teenage son, killing him because he was gay.

It happened last month on Christmas Eve, after the mother, Tatiana Lozano Pereira was returning home with her son Itaberli Lozano, 17.

The two were having a heated argument and upon entering the house two men, hired by Pereira began to beat him.

Brazil: "Ex-gay" therapy bill withdrawn by sponsor

Brazilian lawmakers fast-tracked a controversial bill designed to allow "ex-gay" therapy, but the measure's author quickly withdrew it on Tuesday fearing a humiliating defeat.

In Venezuela, gays and lesbians demand equal rights

Dozens of gays and lesbians marched Saturday in the capital city and demanded an end to discrimination against the LGBT community and for civil rights, including marriage equality.

Three more Brazilian states allowing same-sex marriage

Justices in the Brazilian states of Rondônia, Paraíba and Santa Catarina have ruled to authorize marriage equality for same-sex couples, bringing the total to 14 of the country’s 27 states to legalize same-sex marriage.