Brazil: Journalists face homophobic attacks and prosecutor's office investigates priest

  • Source: G1
  • June 18, 2021

"A declaration [of love] by reporter Erick Rianelli to his husband, reporter Pedro Figueiredo, on account of Valentine's Day, went viral. A cafeteria owner in Brasília and a priest from Mato Grosso attacked the TV Globo journalists.


The public prosecutor's office of the state of Mato Grosso opened an investigation into the case and said that the priest's statements went beyond religious freedom and could result in extrajudicial measures, public civil action for collective moral damage caused to society, as well as criminal action , for any crime committed."

LJR Note: Brazil celebrates Valentine's Day on June 12.

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