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LGBTQ march in Brazil highlights rights

8 August 2022
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2022-08-08 11:05

Hundreds of members of Brazil's LGBTQ community and their supporters marched through the seaside town of Niterói, just across the Guanabara Bay from Rio, calling on people to turn out and vote in upcoming elections to ensure a new government that will enact legislation protecting their rights.
Many in the colorful crowd were critical of the government of President Jair Bolsonaro, saying his administration has done little to protect gay rights during its four years in power.Most consider candidate Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, who was elected in 2003, and served two terms, as far more sympathetic to their interests, and called on their fellow LGBTQ community members to turn out in force to re-elect the former president.According to the latest polls, Lula da Silva holds a 48% lead over Bolsonaro's 27%, giving him front-runner status, and a good chance of winning the October election in the first round of voting.

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