Brazilian President to Remove Mention of LGBT From Schools

Jair Bolsonaro. Photo credit: marcelo Camargo/agência Brasil

Self-proclaimed proud homophobe and Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro instructed the Ministry of Education to draft a bill to remove what he calls “gender ideology” from public elementary schools, according to Life Site News.

Gender ideology is the concept of gender identity and expression, as well as sexual expression. Removing this would mean taking out mention of LGBT people from textbooks and lesson plans.

“The Attorney General declared who is responsible for legislating on gender ideology, since it is a federal competence. I directed the Ministry of Education, with a view toward the full protection of children, to prepare a draft law that prohibits gender ideology in elementary schools,” Bolsonaro wrote on Twitter.

Bolsonaro took office in January 2019, and is supported mostly by conservative Christians, according to Life Site News.


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