Brazil held its local elections 15 November, 2020 and thousands of city councillors were elected throughout the country.
In the midst of a pandemic and with an openly anti-LGBT+ far-right federal government, the results indicated a growing presence of LGBT+ activists from the most diverse political parties and spectres.
While candidates supported by president Jair Bolsonaro suffered devastating defeats and the number of elected officials who used religious titles – such as a pastor, missionary and the like – and who are commonly at the forefront of homophobic preaching, tumbled.
This year, the LGBT+ community elected 48 city councillors and received more than 450,000 votes – and transgender candidates deserve special mention in the country that kills the most trans people in the world.
Full article at Yahoo News’ website. Date of publication: 08/01/2021.
The article was originally published by Pink News. Date of publication: 08/01/2021