An open gay congressman in Brazil announced on Thursday that he was leaving his country and said he had left the country after he had received death threats.
Congressman Jean Wileys said in an interview published by Folha de S.
Willis was the first open gay member of the Brazilian National Congress and became the main target of conservative groups.
He was living under police protection after the assassination of Rio de Janeiro's advisor, Mariel Franco, in March last year, Bloomberg writes.
Franco, a black bisexual politician, was a friend of Willis and a member of the Socialist Party. 19659002] "Keeping an endangered life is also a strategy to fight for better days," writes Willis in a tweet, according to translations from AP and Bloomberg. "We did a lot for the common good. And we will do much more when the time comes, it does not matter if we do it in different ways! "
A guardian is seen as a mummy who is in the middle of a diarrhea. Fizemos muito pelo bem comum. Is the tariff mito May quando chegar o the new pace is not import que façamos por outros meios! I explain the todo and todos voxes, de todo coração. Axé!   [January191919] February, but the increasingly polarized society of Brazil contributed to his decision to leave, Bloomberg reported.
He told Folha de S. Paulo he did not know how he would live for another four years in an armored car and with police protection, AP said. Do I live for four years in an armored car and with bodyguards? – he said. "Four years of my life could not go to the places where I usually go?"
Willis had clashed with current President Jair Bolsonaro in the past, even spitting him in a clash in 2016 when Bolsonar was congressman.
Bolsonaroo, a former military officer and right-wing politician, made inflammatory comments about race and sexual orientation during his campaign, including saying he would be "incapable of loving a homosexual son." with regard to the LGBT community considered by the new ministry of human rights hours after taking office earlier this month.
The president told Bloomberg he was not "against the gay". I have lots of gay friends, Davos told Bloomberg at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland