Judge Who Authorized Censorship at the Biennale has Anti-LGBT Bias

The judge has previously said that heterosexuals are entitled to view gays as sick.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The presiding judge of the Rio de Janeiro Appellate Court, Claudio de Mello Tavares, is a repeat offender in statements contrary to the LGBTI community, writes Folhapress in its latest report.

He is the judge responsible for overturning the injunction preventing the City of Rio de Janeiro from censoring books at the Biennale on Saturday, September 7th.

The court decisions follow a recommendation from Mayor Marcelo Crivella to remove the comic book "Avengers - The Crusade of Children" from circulation. The work features an image of two men kissing each other, fully dressed.

Ten years ago, Tavares . . .

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