Congressman-elect Jean Wyllys has announced he will not serve his next term due to death threats. Photo: Reuters

Brazil’s first openly gay lawmaker quits, leaves country over death threats

  • He said he was the target of constant death threats and defamatory campaigns on social media and got pushed in the street even with bodyguards
  • He said the climate of violence had worsened since the election of far-right President Jair Bolsonaro, who has disparaged gays and other minorities
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Congressman-elect Jean Wyllys has announced he will not serve his next term due to death threats. Photo: Reuters
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