Jair Bolsonaro’s election as Brazilian president has sparked deep concerns within the country’s gay and trans community about a future under a leader with a history of homophobia. According to Dailymail.co.uk.
In 2011, Bolsonaro told a reporter he would prefer his son to “die in a car crash” than be gay. Two years later, he called himself a “proud homophobe”.
In April this year, Bolsonaro was charged with inciting hatred by a Brazilian attorney general.
For LGBT+ people living in Brazil, his victory signals a potential U-turn in the advance of rights for gay and trans people that occurred under the previous administration.
“Bolsonaro indicates, in all his actions, that he will withdraw rights, so hard won, and will strengthen the persecution of the [LGBT+] population,” said park administrator Giovani Feitosa in Recife in the northeast of Brazil. Read more