Outspoken Gay Legislator Flees Brazil After Death Threats

The resignation of the Brazilian legislator sent shockwaves across the Human Rights and LGBT communities.

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – One of Brazil’s most outspoken gay legislator, Jean Wyllys, announced on Thursday through his social media that he was not coming back to Brazil due to threats against his life. Wyllis, who is currently out of the country, said that he was giving up his legislative seat but would continue to fight for LGBT rights abroad.

“Preserving life threatened is also a strategy of fighting for better days. We have done much for the common good. And we will do much more when the new time comes, no matter . . .

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