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Candidates Need to Speak Up against Violence in Brazil

Expand Candidates Need to Speak Up against Violence in Brazil. © Weberson Santiago/Veja "I have just voted. I voted for him to ruin you, fucking faggot." That statement shocked a dear friend of mine, whose name I prefer not to reveal. He was on his way back from a polling place in the Brazilian city of São Paulo last Sunday, along with his partner, carrying a rainbow flag, when a stranger spewed his bigotry at him.  “I did not respond. I was scared,” my friend told me. He had just returned from a conference about diversity in the United States. Last week, a video recorded in a São Paulo subway…

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