Jean Wyllys, former Brazilian congressman, fled his country after receiving death threats for being gay. According to CBC, another gay city councillor will take his place.
“Obviously, I’m afraid for my life or what can happen to my family, but in moments like this you have to be brave, even with the fear that becomes courage. People need a voice in Brazil and I know that I can do the job,” Miranda told CBC in an interview.
When he takes office, he says he wants to have a dialogue with people in the House about LGBT rights. This comes after the election of homophobic President Jair Bolsonaro, and the discrimination against the community that followed, including killings and anti-gay legislation.