LGBTR, a new acronym, a new flag

Nicolas Bruno

We all know that Brazil has not been going through good times since Bolsonaro became president. With the press being constantly threatened and attacked by the Bolsonaro government and its allies and citizens' rights being violated every day by disastrous public policies and a political party involved in controversies, with its members divided into several strands, the population is adrift.

According to the website Grupo Abril's Exam, Bolsonaro stated: "Brazil can not be a gay country; we have families. " It is clear the ignorance and the offenses that the president has against the diversity, present in the Brazilian population. Even so, gay tourism grew by 11%, according to the newspaper O Globo.

On several occasions it may be noted that Bolsonaro governs following his own ideologies and those of his constituents, forgetting that he occupies a public office and governs a country in which blacks, whites, gay, heterosexual, cis or trans and a great variety of people, pay taxes and contribute to the development of the country, as well as paying their salary as president of the republic.

Failing such egocentric attitudes of a person unprepared for public office, the same is mirrored in Donald Trump, president of the United States, who divides opinions of his own party.

Given that in the United States the LGBT community has chosen to include black and brown colors on the flag as a way of representing races and fighting racism, several entities in Brazil are also adopting this stance. The key factor for such a change came when Bolsonaro vetoed a Bank of Brazil advertisement that portrayed sexual, gender and racial diversity, according to news published by Veja's website.

On this occasion, I become a public novelty. The abbreviation LGBT that can mean Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Resources or Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Races, but in Portuguese can be adapted for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transvestite, Transsexual or Transgender, Races is the most appropriate for the reality of Brazil.

It can not be accepted that a government, paid with public money, destroys important public policies for all Brazilian society.

Live the Diversity! Viva LGBTR!

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