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Brazil: Gay Brazilian governor eyes presidency

Brazil: Gay Brazilian governor eyes presidency

Gay Brazilian governor and presidential hopeful, Eduardo Leite, said he expects to encounter anti-LGBT+ rhetoric, as he bids to unseat President Jair Bolsonaro, a far-right firebrand, who once described himself as a “proud homophobe”. Leite, 36, who is governor of the southern state of Rio Grande do Sul, came out on television last week, leading rivals […]

Brazil: Presidential hopeful comes out

Brazil: Presidential hopeful comes out

(Reuters) – Brazilian governor and potential major party presidential candidate, Eduardo Leite, a prominent critic of President Jair Bolsonaro, came out as gay in a TV interview. Leite, governor of the southern state of Rio Grande do Sul, would be the first openly gay presidential candidate in Brazil. Anti-gay rhetoric has been a staple of […]