Wednesday, February 10, 2010

"In Brazil, I lived in constant fear for my life," says twenty-seven-year-old Augusto Pereira de Souza, a gay man who won asylum in America after convincing the Department of Homeland Security that his life would be in danger if he returned.

Brazilian authorities said his homosexuality was unnatural, his effeminacy was repulsive, and he didn't use enough spangles in his Carneval costume.

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