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Jair Bolsonaro’s administration is hurting the lives of LGBTQ+ sex workers in Brazil 

The Week | 23/01/2022 12:55 PM | Click to read full article

Brazil has achieved accomplishments related to the rights and visibility of marginalized communities in the last two decades. However, LGBTQ+ sex workers of all genders are facing stigmatization and discrimination. A major cause for this is Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil’s far-right president.

When he was elected in 2018, the violence against LGBTQ+ sex workers began to be state endorsed, making it much harder for sex workers to do their jobs.