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15 Photos From Brazil's First Gay Church

The Cidade de Refugio in Sao Paulo was founded in 2011 by a lesbian couple.

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The evangelical church, founded by missionary Lanna Holder and her partner Pastor Rosania Rocha, is the first to serve Brazil's gay community.

Same-sex unions are legal in Brazil, and LGBT Brazilians have most of the same legal rights and protections as straight Brazilians.