Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro attends the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, January 22, 2019. (REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann/File)
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Brazil's LGBT+ politicians prepare for battle with BolsonaroWhen he realized Jair Bolsonaro was likely to be elected president of Brazil last year, politician David Miranda's first concern was for his family, rather than his career.As an openly gay man adopting two children, Miranda worried that Bolsonaro could revoke many of Brazil's LGBT+ rights, including gay adoption.Just three months later, the 33-year-old was propelled into the public spotlight when Jean Wyllys – one of Brazil's only openly gay congressmen – fled the country saying violence had increased in the wake of Bolsonaro's win.Homophobia is common in Brazil, a deeply religious country where both the Catholic Church and the increasingly popular evangelical Christian movement are frequently critical of gay rights.But like many Latin American countries, Brazil is also home to a growing population of young, educated urban liberals eager to stand up for gay and transgender rights.It followed the murder in March of Marielle Franco, an openly bisexual Rio city councilwoman and human rights activist.She was one of at least 320 LGBT+ people killed in Brazil last year, according to watchdog group Grupo Gay da Bahia.
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