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Analysis: Brazilian governor makes “historic” gesture by coming out, should be rewarded in coming elections

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Founder and director of the consulting firm Atlas, which specializes in electoral research, political scientist Andrei Roman says that the governor of Rio Grande do Sul, Eduardo Leite (PSDB), was the protagonist of a "historic moment" in Brazil, declaring that he is gay. The gesture represents "a maturation of society" and could even bring electoral benefits for the politician.

Leite said he was gay in an interview granted by TV Globo journalist Pedro Bial. He also commented on the issue in a report published this month by the magazine "Piaui."

"I am gay. And I'm . . .

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