ADDED ON: 11/04/2018

Ireland’s Brazilian LGBT Community Express Fear Following Bolsonaro Win

11/01/2018 | Irish Times

Brazilians living in Ireland, particularly members of the LGBT community, have expressed serious concerns following the victory of far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro in the Brazilian presidential election. Mr Bolsonaro promised to defend the country’s constitution after wining just over 55 per cent of the vote in Sunday’s election compared to less than 45 per cent for the Workers’ party candidate Fernando Haddad. Anderson Pordeus, who has lived in Ireland for just over a year, said Mr Bolsonaro’s win will legitimise the use of hate speech towards minorities and that he now feels uncomfortable about visiting Brazil as a gay man. “There is lots of news coming out now of attacks happening close to LGBT nightclubs, in the country that most kills LGBT people in the world. It is making me reconsider to visit my own country next year.”

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