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Despite Bolsonaro, Brazil is one of the world’s top LGBTQ tourism destinations

Despite Bolsonaro, Brazil is one of the world's top LGBTQ tourism destinations

“Brazil can’t be the country of gay tourism,” said President Jair Bolsonaro during a meeting with journalists last month. “We have families here.”

Well, Mr. President, that ship is sailed.

According to Gaydar Nation, an LGBTQ-related website created by consultancy firm QSoft, Brazil is one of the top 10 spots for LGBTQ tourism. The country hosts a plethora of events marketed directly at the community, including several New Year and Carnival parties.

Brazil has no less than 180 pride parades every year—with São Paulo’s event alone attracting roughly 3 million tourists and generating over BRL 190 million in revenue for...

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