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Bolsonaro cancels US trip after outcry from LGBT activists

05/03/2019 | Washington Blade

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has cancelled an upcoming trip to the U.S. amid growing outrage among LGBT activists and other groups. Bolsonaro was scheduled to accept an award from the Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce at its gala that is scheduled to take place at the New York Marriott Marquis in New York on May 14. The American Museum of Natural History last month announced it would no longer host the event with Bolsonaro. Delta Air Lines is among the companies that withdrew their sponsorship of the event because of Bolsonaro’s participation. GLAAD also called upon the Marriott Marquis not to host the gala at which Bolsonaro had been scheduled to receive the “Person of the Year” award.

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