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A Voice for LGBT Rights Silenced in Brazil

Expand Jean Wyllys during the 15th LGBT Conference in Brazil´s Congress on June 6, 2018. © 2018 José Cruz/Agência Brasil Brazil´s Congress has lost an important voice for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people at a time when it is most needed: Jean Wyllys, an openly gay member of Congress, has announced he will give up his seat over fears for his life. “I want to take care of myself and remain alive,” said Wyllys, who said he will live abroad. During two terms in office, Wyllys, born into a poor family in 1974, was an unwavering defender of human rights for all,…

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