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BRAZIL GOES BACKWARDS

The election of Jair Bolsonaro as Brazil’s new president has emboldened homophobes and inspired a campaign of violence against the LGBT community. Things are likely to get worse.
Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil’s new president is a “proud homophobe”.
An anti-Bolsonaro activist likens him to Hitler.

ONE OF the most shocking moments of Brazil’s 2018 presidential election was footage of a huge mob of people in a subway station chanting, “Bolsonaro will kill faggots!” This was also chanted by football fans in stadiums across Brazil, with videos finding their way onto social media.

That same month, a transgender woman was bashed by a group of men with a metal pole north of Rio de Janeiro. One of her attackers yelled, “I hope Bolsonaro wins to kill this piece of trash.”

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