Sitting down with journalist Pedro Bial, the governor of Rio Grande do Sul opened up about his sexuality stating he has “nothing to hide.” “I have never spoken about a subject related to my private life, he explained. “But during this moment of low integrity in Brazil, I have nothing to hide, I am gay.
I am a governor who is gay, not a gay governor. “As former President Obama in the U.S. was a president who was Black, not a Black president.
And I am proud of that.” With this reveal, the 36-year-old governor has made history as the first openly gay presidential candidate in Brazil.