Brazil’s first openly gay congressman quits due to threats, leaves country

Congressman-elect Jean Wyllys gestures during a session to elect the new president of the chamber of deputies in the National Congress in Brasilia, Brazil July 13, 2016. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

BRASILIA (Reuters) – Jean Wyllys, Brazil’s first openly gay congressman, said on Thursday he will not serve the new term for which he was re-elected due to death threats and he now plans to live abroad. But Wyllys’ Socialism and Liberty Party (PSOL) said his seat in Brasilia will go to a substitute lawmaker who […]

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