Tag Archive | Jean Wyllys

Anti-LGBT+ abuse stokes mental health struggles in Bolsonaro’s Brazil

Anti-LGBT+ abuse stokes mental health struggles in Bolsonaro’s Brazil

Growing up in an evangelical Christian family in Brazil, life was pretty tough for Ariel Nobre. Designated female at birth, the 31-year-old transgender man was sent to a gay conversion therapy centre when he was just 18. “They wanted to cure me”, Nobre told the Thomson Reuters Foundation. “I stayed there six months. After I […]

Brazil: LGBT+ politicians prepare for battle with Bolsonaro

Brazil: LGBT+ politicians prepare for battle with Bolsonaro

When he realised 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 […]

Brazil: Gay congressman flees, citing death threats

Brazil: Gay congressman flees, citing death threats

A prominent gay congressman in Brazil announced on Thursday that he was leaving his job, and fleeing the country, because of increased death threats made against him. Jean Wyllys, the country’s second openly-gay congressman, told the Folha de Sao Paulo newspaper that he had left Brazil, and was going to work in academia, with no […]