Is it the sunny weather, the gorgeous people, the healthy lifestyle , the fierce clubs and parties , the bars , Carnival , the scenery , the beach , the baths? We don't know, but the fact is that Rio has recently been selected the most popular gay destination in the world by a prestigious LGBT magazine. An estimated 1 out of every 4 foreign tourists coming to Rio are supposedly gay or lesbian. As Carioca courtesy demands we would like to offer you cup of Brazilan coffee before we begin our journey. Before the crazy summer season, New Year's and Carnaval Rio is on low season.
During a talk with reporters on Thursday, Bolsonaro said that Brazil should avoid being known as a gay destination because "we have families. This time, Miranda said, Bolsonaro also managed to brand Brazil as a friendly destination for sex tourists, an image the country has fought against in recent years. Visit www. Thomson Reuters Foundation is a charity registered in England and Wales registration number: About Thomson Reuters Foundation. Homophobic remarks by Brazil's president may harm tourism industry by Fabio Teixeira ffctt Thomson Reuters Foundation. Newsletter sign up:.
In that year, deaths were recorded compared to in In the figure more than tripled to deaths. Among the segments, gay men are among the main targets reported and correspond to 39 percent of the overall victims within the LGBT community. People who are transgender are the second most reported group, comprising 36 percent of the statistics, followed by lesbian women at 12 percent.
A few days earlier, in the coastal state of Bahia, two beloved teachers, Edivaldo Silva de Oliveira and Jeovan Bandeira , were killed as well, their charred remains found in the trunk of a burning car. In a nation seemingly inured to crime, the brutal killings stood out: The victims were not robbed, the police have yet to identify any suspects, and all of the dead were either gay or transgender. While Americans have fiercely debated how to respond to the massacre last month at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla.