President Jair Bolsonaro’s win was a grave day for Brazilian LGBT individuals. Not only did the former army captain actively come out against LGBT rights, but he’s now going after gender and sexuality education in schools.
After self-proclaimed proud homophobe Jair Bolsonaro was elected as Brazilian president, reports of crimes against LGBT people have tripled.
(AP) Newly installed President Jair Bolsonaro issued executive orders targeting Brazil's indigenous groups, descendants of slaves and the LGBT community in the first hours of his administration, moving quickly after a campaign in which the far-right leader said he would radically overhaul many aspects of life in Latin America's largest nation.
In a press conference with President Trump at the White House last Tuesday, Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil’s proudly homophobic president, said both the U.S. and Brazil are against LGBT people.
Jair Bolsonaro, the president of Brazil, was sworn in on January 1. He once said he’d rather have a dead son than a gay one, and he is “homophobic, with pride.”
President Jair Bolsonaro canceled his trip to New York City for an award ceremony after a petition to scrap the event over his anti-LGBT history received 65,000 signatures.