Gays, blacks still voting for Brazil’s Bolsonaro despite rhetoric

Right-wing Brazilian presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro once said he’d rather have a dead son than one who came out of the closet, but that isn’t stopping conservative gay voters from backing him in Sunday’s decisive election run-off.

And even though the former army captain has made comments deemed misogynist and racist, 30-year-old black administrative assistant Priscila Santos says she will tick the box next to Bolsonaro’s name.

For these voters, Bolsonaro is tough on crime and will help create jobs in the country’s flailing economy — and those factors trump whatever questionable comments he may have made in the past.

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