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Monday, 21 January 2019 00:59

Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro removed LGBTQ Concerns from Ministry of Human Rights

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The year started badly for LGBTQ people in Brazil. January 1, 2019 marked the beginning of Jair Bolsonaro’s presidential mandate, who removed LGBTQ concerns from the Ministry of Human Rights.

In his inaugural speech, Bolsonaro said: “We are going to unite the people, rescue the family, respect religions and our Judeo-Christian tradition, combat gender ideology, conserving our values.”

Fervent LGBTQphobic and racist, Bolsonaro targeted LGBTQ and Aboriginal individuals from its first day as President of Brazil.

As far as our community is concerned, he has removed LGBTQ concerns from the Ministry of Human Rights and appointed Damares Alves as human rights minister.

Alves is an ultraconservative evangelical pastor who is an ultraconservative evangelical pastor who claims diversity policies have “threatened” the Brazilian family, AP noted.

“Girls will be princesses and boys will be princes,” Alves said of the new administration. “There will be no more ideological indoctrination of children and teenagers in Brazil.”

According to a report from the Folha newspaper, Bolsonaro is also expected to announce the closure of an agency with the Education Ministry that promotes diversity in public schools and universities.

Brazil’s new president Jair Bolsonaro began his term of office by delivering a message of hate, a habit already taken during the presidential campaign.


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