Brazil opens 'inclusive churches' for gay men and women
28 April 2012 Last updated at 08:48 BST
Gay pride events in Brazil are some of the largest in the world - but gay men and women still struggle to find churches where they can worship openly as Christians.
However, a growing number of so-called 'inclusive churches' are inviting believers to pray, regardless of their sexual orientation.
BBC Brazil's Luis Barrucho reports.