Brazil’s presidential election is being held Sunday, Oct. 28, and the projected champion is Social Liberal Party candidate Jair Bolsonaro, a far-right legislator who is realise likeness as Brazil’s answer to Donald Trump. Bolsonaro has a long record of misogynistic, homophobic, and prejudiced rant, and reviewers am concerned that if he should triumph, Brazil’s fraught republic will fall back into authoritarianism.
The resistance to Bolsonaro has procured an sudden expres, however, in Pabllo Vittar, a 23 -year-old drag queen and pop virtuoso who is championing the women’s movement #EleNao, which translates to #NotHim in English. Vittar first gained viral tending in 2015 thanks to a Portuguese move of the Major Lazer song” Lean On” with original lyrics, which has since been considered over 63 million times on YouTube .
In early 2017, Vittar released his entry studio album, Vai Passar Mal, and went on to become the first Latin Grammy Awards drag princes nominee.
Vittar, who is openly lesbian, has become a leading expres for Brazil’s LGBTQ society. So there appeared to be only natural that he would step up to the resistance against Bolsonaro, who has made offensive homophobic statements in the past, like that he would prefer his son to die in an accident rather than turn out gay.
Among Bolsonaro’s other ” greatest thumps” include telling a female lawmaker that she” wasn’t is worth being crimes” and that maidens don’t deserve equal payments to boys due to pregnancy
Although unfortunately it seems as if Bolsonaro’s rise is inevitable, Vittar seems committed to leading the defiance. He’s even extended so far as to cut ties with firebrands that have come out in its pursuit of Bolsonaro.
And it sounds like the LGBTQ community is going to need him. If the outcome of the election is anything like the 2016 presidential election in America, Brazilians may have dark dates head of them.
H/ T BuzzFeed
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