Anti-LGBT Candidate Won Brazil's Presidential Election

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Jair Bolsonaro

Jair Bolsonaro is described as Brazil’s Donald Trump. He’s the new right-wing president that will crack down on crime and help create jobs.

He also once said he’d rather have a dead son than a gay one. But 29 percent of gay voters still backed him, according to Bloomberg. They say it’s because they’re more afraid of his opposition.

“I hope he will change Brazil and give us security, education and health,” Andre Barbosa, a gay accountant from Rio De Janeiro said. The previous left-wing party, the Working Party, was met with public disdain.

Barbosa said “so far, they have only robbed our country.”

Other groups who oppose the Working Party still voted for their candidate, Fernando Haddad, because “we’ve never had a politician so openly anti-LGBT,” Luiz Mott, the founder of the Gay Group of Bahia’s founder said.


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