ADDED ON: 10/05/2018

‘We’re Afraid’: Advocates Say Brazil’s Presidential Frontrunner a Threat to Gay Rights

10/05/2018 | NBC News

Brazilian presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro, dubbed “Trump of the Tropics,” has been brazen in his anti-LGBTQ rhetoric. Far-right Brazilian Congressman Jair Bolsonaro has implied women who are raped “deserve it,” has said he’d be “incapable of loving a homosexual son” and has praised Brazil’s 21-year dictatorship. Now, the so-called Trump of the Tropics is leading the presidential polls in the world’s fifth-largest country. On Sunday, Brazilians will vote for the president, all 513 members of the lower house of Congress, and two-thirds of the 81-member Senate. “Obviously, we’re afraid,” Toni Reis, president of Brazil’s National LGBT+ Alliance, said of Bolsonaro becoming Brazil’s next president.

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