Brazil: Gay kiss-in planned to take place during visit by Pope Francis
A kiss-in has been planned in Brazil to coincide with a speech by Pope Francis, to show support for gay rights.
The beijaco, or kiss-in, will take place on 25 July on Copacabana beach, and hopes to feature many gay couples kissing on the lips.
It will be timed to coincide with Pope Francis’ speech during a visit to Brazil.
Another event, a “slut walk” will also take place on 27 July in order to protest sexual violence against women.
Last month thousands of protesters took to the streets in order to demonstrate for upgrades to public transport, health and education.
Earlier this month, a politician in Brazil who proposed legislation that would allow psychiatrists to treat homosexuality as a disease withdrew the bill before giving representatives a chance to vote on it.
It was approved last month by the Congressional Human Rights Commission and Minorities – but was withdrawn on earlier this month.