In a political event celebrated in Caracas by Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez’s socialist party, Foreign Minister Nicol?s Maduro, called the opposition party’ members ?preppies?, ?little faggots? and “fascist”. Hundreds of people cheered and applaud the statement.
This is just an exemple of Chavez’s homophobic campaign to attack the opposition’s presidential candidate 39-year-old Henrique Capriles Radonski.
Radonski is a state governor, he’s currently single, his grandparents are Jews who survived the Holocaust in Poland. He has being attacked because of his sexuality, wealth and Jewish roots in the past. Chavez’ group of allies often use sexual orientation as a means of insulting rivals.
Homosexuality is perceived as being wrong, deviant, or against the norms of society by many citizens. Venezuela has a bad record in terms of GBT and human rights and equality.