Gay Agenda Setback: Brazil’s New President Eliminates LGBT Office on First Day in Office

The day he was sworn in as Brazil’s new president, conservative Jair Bolsonaro signed an executive order removing LGBT concerns from the government’s human rights ministry, apparently affirming his traditional Christian, pro-family views and his rejection of “gender-based ideology.”  In his inauguration speech, Bolsonaro, who is strongly anti-socialist, said, “We are going to unite the people, rescue the family, respect religions and our Judeo-Christian tradition, combat gender ideology, conserving our values.”  The executive order that removes LGBT concerns from the ministry did not designate any other government office to address those issues.  Read more: