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A homophobic attack occurred against a gay couple in the São Francisco Veterinary Clinic and Pet Shop, in the city of Birigui, in the countryside of São Paulo, went viral on social media. In a video recorded by the victims, a woman who was wearing a t-shirt that said “faith” in the shape of a cross, uttered the verbal attacks and said that the relationship between two men “is not of God”.

“A man sticking his dick in another man’s a**?! What’s this! (…) I’m telling you that the right thing is a man with a woman, not a man with another man, neither a woman with another woman. Are you listening?! This is not of God! This is not of God! This is not of God! This is not of God!”, said the woman.

After the episode, the couple Guilherme Franceschini Simoso, 23, and Eric Cordeiro Cavaca, 24, both students, filed a police report using the video above.

In the video, the person who was attending the veterinary clinic in Birigui asked the woman to respect the couple and that such conduct was unacceptable in their establishment. When questioned if she knew that she was committing a crime, she said that she doesn’t believe that homophobia is a punishable offence. In the final judgment, she will probably be punished by the Lord.

Guilherme Franceschini Simoso and Eric Cordeiro Cavaca
Guilherme Franceschini Simoso e Eric Cordeiro Cavaca – Reproduction


On Facebook, the Veterinary Clinic San Francisco issued, on Monday, a note of repudiation of the behavior of the client: “The Veterinary Clinical Team and Pet Shop San Francisco comes to express its repudiation against the act of discrimination and prejudice occurred on September 25 in our establishment and clarify that such an act was not practiced by any member of our team or board”.

“We emphasize that this attitude does not comply with the guidelines and values of our company, serving all customers and friends with dignity and in search and their satisfaction. Thus, the company publicly expresses its solidarity with the offended, to all and all those who have suffered any kind of prejudice or discrimination, making us available for further clarification”they wrote.

In a pet shop, a woman verbally abuses a gay couple and questions:
Pious freak. Picture: Reproduction


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Every registered volunteer is submitted to a register verification in the OAB (Brazilian Bar Association) and the CRP (Regional Council of Psychology). Each volunteer’s professional performance and personal history is analyzed in order to verify if they have the required profile and commitment for the project.

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Jornalista formado pela PUC do Rio de Janeiro, dedicou sua vida a falar sobre cultura nerd/geek. Gay desde que se entende por gente, sempre teve um desejo de trabalhar com o público LGBT+ e crê que a informação é a melhor arma contra qualquer tipo de "fobia".