Thousands of Brazilians demonstrated for gay rights Friday after an uproar over a judge’s ruling that psychologists can administer so-called “Cures” for homosexuality.

Judge Waldemar de Carvalho sparked outrage when he ruled that psychologists can treat homosexuality as a disease, a process that Brazilians call the “Gay cure.” This overturned a previous ban by the profession.

A protester, Matheus Foster, 30, said the “Gay cure” ruling matched the current climate in Brazil, where evangelical politicians are increasingly powerful.

“The judge’s action was very representative of the conservative time we’re living in,” he said. “For me it was no big deal because I have support of family and friends, but what about for those who don’t?”

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Thousands of Brazilians demonstrated for gay rights Friday after an uproar over a judge's ruling that psychologists can administer so-called 'Cures' for homosexuality. Judge Waldemar de Carvalho sparked outrage when he ruled that psychologists can treat homosexuality as a disease, a process that Brazilians call the 'Gay cure.' This overturned...