A minor character in Brazil’s presidential race is on the spot after saying the country needs to stand up against gay people who should seek psychological help far away from the population.
Candidate Levy Fidelix has the support of less than 1 percent of potential voters, but his remarks drew the ire of tens of thousands on social media on Monday. Gay rights activists expressed outrage and asked people to file complaints against Fidelix. They also requested that TV stations kick him out of the last presidential debate on Thursday.
Congressman Jean Wyllys is known for defending rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. He says he is seeking legal advice to see whether the candidate can be sued for incitement to violence against gays.