MY TWEETS ON BRAZILIAN ELECTIONS: Fundamentalism and homophobia haunt

MY TWEETS ON BRAZILIAN ELECTIONS AND THE ODDS OF US FALLING INTO THE TRAP OF AN EVANGELICAL FUNDAMENTALIST THEOCRACY

(Tweeted between August 31st and September 1st, 2014)




President/Governor/Senator/Deputy elections divide LGBT activists: candidates using LGBT rights as a bargain chip. #lgbt #activism #brazil

LGBT rights: Dilma Rousseff remains silent and committed to her obscure alliances with fundamentalist evangelicals. #lgbt #elections #brazil

Aecio Neves (running for president) has included LGBT rights in his government plan, but still too vague. #lgbt #elections #brazil

Marina Silva is against gay marriage. She speaks of civil unions so as to please haters and seduce the naive. #lgbt #elections #brazil

Luciana Genro: the only candidate who clearly speaks against homophobia and for full rights to LGBT citizens. #lgbt #elections #brazil

Pr Silas Malafaia & Edir Macedo fuel candidates of their own make with lots of money so as to hinder LGBT rights. #lgbt #elections #brazil

Neo-pentecostal churches working as 'electoral sheepfolds'. Members vote according to the pastor's command. #lgbt #elections #brazil

During her administration, Dilma has surrendered to fundamentalist caucus in the Congress n absurd ways. #lgbt #elections #brazil

Why was Rio LGBT Pride Parade postponed from September to November - one month after the elections? #lgbt #elections #brazil

Rio LGBT Parade is said to have been postponed to Nov due to lack of sponsorship. Too convenient for my taste. #lgbt #elections #brazil

Homophobic candidates' slogan sounds cute but disguises hate: "in defense of the family and the traditional values" #lgbt #elections #brazil

Misleading euphemisms fuel candidates' speeches. Exceptions come mainly from PSOL (Socialism and Liberty Party). #lgbt #elections #brazil

There are candidates in other parties who also raise the flag of equality, but they are islands of good sense. #lgbt #elections #brazil

The worst LGBT rights' enemies come from PP, PR, PSC, PRB and DEM - just to mention the most fierce. #lgbt #elections #brazil

(1) The misleading names of the most prejudiced parties: Brazilian Republican Party (PRB), Republic Party (PR). #lgbt #elections #brazil

(2) The misleading names/prejudiced parties: Democrats (DEM), Progressist Party (PP), Social Christian Party (PSC) #lgbt #elections #brazil

With so many haters in so many parties - and I've mentioned only the worst - how big is our struggle in Brazil? #lgbt #elections #brazil

I wish @BBCWorld , @TIME , @Newsweek , @CNN , not to mention the gay media, would issue something deep on: #lgbt #elections #brazil

A considerable part of the Brazilian LGBT NGOs has been co-opted by the Federal government through funding. #lgbt #elections #brazil

Independent activists have flourished through social media like Facebook, Twitter, etc. #lgbt #elections #brazil

Activists who support the current government excuse it for errors and omissions that should never be accepted. #lgbt #elections #brazil

Activists who oppose the current government and want a change may fall into a trap: Masked haters' hidden agenda. #lgbt #elections #brazil

JusBrasil (site about law): the risk of an LGBT citizen getting murdered in Brazil is 785% higher than in the US. #lgbt #elections #brazil

Statistics - Gay Group of Bahia: In 2013, one homosexual or transgender was killed every 28 hours. #lgbt #elections #brazil

International @amnesty fights homophobia/transphobia in Brazil. However, prejudice still flourishes in politics. #lgbt #elections #brazil

Independent activists can make a lot of noise, mobilize voters, but are still away from the power circles. #lgbt #elections #brazil

It's disturbing to see how silent certain LGBT activists can remain in face of so many needs and demands. #lgbt #elections #brazil
  
Among the candidates running for presidential elections, one dares to use Pastor in the name. #lgbt #brazil #elections

Mr Ailton Lopes is an OUT and PROUD candidate running for Governor of Ceará State. youtu.be/qd6SDaVrw3Y #lgbt, #brazil #elections


Candidate Luciana Genro / TV debate: "I'm not going to call you pastor as I don't like to mix State and religion". #lgbt #elections #brazil

Luciana Genro questioned Everaldo (pastor) about his negative attitudes towards LGBT citizens' demands. #lgbt #brazil #elections

Everaldo (pastor) claimed he's not a homophobe, but promised to defend marriage between a man and a woman only. #lgbt #brazil #elections

Everaldo (pastor) also resorted to gospel jargon and slogans all the time. Just another theocratic fundamentalist. #lgbt #brazil #elections

Brazilian Constitution separates State and church. It seems some Evangelicals/Catholics don't know how to read. #lgbt #brazil #elections

Dilma loses ground. She used to be favourite by far. That's not bad, but the scenario remains grim anyway. #lgbt #brazil #elections

The presidential options for voters are depressing, except for one who isn't the favorite in the surveys, though. #lgbt #brazil #elections

Between DILMA ROUSSEFF & MARINA SILVA, I'd stick to Dilma. Check out why. #lgbt #brazil #elections pic.twitter.com/uaGamtxG3o




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Just for the record, these are the candidates running for president in 2014:

Aécio Neves

Dilma Rousseff

Eduardo Jorge

Eymael

Levy Fidelix

Luciana Genro

Marina Silva

Mauro Iasi

Pastor Everaldo

Rui Costa Pimenta

Zé Maria


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