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The National LGBTI+ Alliance demonstrates against the homophobic attacks against Eduardo Leite during the tragedy in RS


The entity’s note comes after the spread of content claiming that the floods were “God’s punishment” due to the fact that the governor is gay


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The National LGBTI+ Alliance has published a note condemning the homophobic attacks directed at the governor of Rio Grande do Sul, Eduardo Leite (PSDB), during the floods that are devastating the state. The organization also called on authorities to investigate posts containing homophobic hate speech.




A The National LGBTI+ Alliance has released a statement repudiating the homophobic attacks directed at the governor of Rio Grande do Sul, Eduardo Leite (PSDB), during the floods that have been plaguing the state since the beginning of this month. The civil society organization expressed itself against the diffusion of contents according to which the population is facing this environmental disaster due to the emotional-sexual orientation of the head of the Executive of Rio Grande do Sul.

“We vehemently repudiate the criminal attempts to associate the natural disaster devastating the state with the fact that the governor is a homosexual man,” reads an excerpt of the note.





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The position cites a video that went viral last week, in which a woman, identified as Neiva Borges, claims that the occurring in Rio Grande do Sul is “the wrath of God” caused by the election of a homosexual as political leader.

Faced with this situation, the National LGBTI+ Alliance calls on the authorities to investigate posts containing this type of hate speech, as LGBTIphobia was equated to the crime of racism by the Federal Supreme Court (STF) in August 2023.

Eduardo Leite and his husband, Dr. Thalis Bolzan, entered into a stable union at the end of 2023. The Toucan was the first governor of the country to publicly declare himself gay.

According to the Civil Protection of Rio Grande do Sul, the floods have already caused the death of 151 people and affected more than 2.1 million people on Monday.

Source: Terra

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