Queermuseu was closed a month before schedule after the so-called Free Brazil Movement campaign, but LGBT groups are fighting back.
An exhibition of queer art at the Santander Cultural in Porto Alegre, Brazil, which has been open since August, has been shut down early due to far-right and evangelical Christian protests.
Queermuseum: Queer Tactics Toward Non-Heteronormative Curating was the first major exhibition for queer art in the country. It was described as “diversity observed under the aspects of variety, plurality, and difference”, and included 263 works from Brazilian contemporary artists like Candido Portinari and Lygia Clark.
The show was meant to last until the end of September but was closed abruptly September 10. Protesters from the conservative group Free Brazil Movement, also supported by evangelical Christians, campaigned against the exhibit, claiming that it promoted paedophilia, bestiality, and blasphemy.