During his presidential campaign, Jair Bolsonaro once said: “minorities should bend to the majority—or they will be crushed.” The rise of the far-right politician to the country’s highest office has sparked fear among many minority groups, especially LGBTQ people. Last year, Brazil recorded 420 deaths as a result of homophobia or transphobia, according to NGO Grupo Gay da Bahia. While the number is disputed, one thing is certain: Brazil is not very tolerant when it comes to sexuality. The Supreme Court could, however, try to curb such crimes this week.
Natália Scalzaretto has worked for companies such as Santander Brasil and Reuters, where she covered news ranging from commodities to technology. Most recently, worked as an Editor for Trading News, the information division from TradersClub investor community.
Gustavo is the founder of The Brazilian Report, and is an award-winning journalist with experience covering Brazilian politics and international affairs. His work has been featured across Brazilian and French media outlets.