Sarasota’s annual Harvey Milk Festival returns with activism, anger and hope

By : Krista DiTucci
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“It’s a fine balance of visual art and social commentary,” performance artist Belaxis Buil Buil says. “I’ve used galleries and museums as a way to speak to people and discuss something that’s taking place in society. If I present it in a visual format, they will pay attention in a different way and respond. It’s like they walk out completely awakened.”

That’s what Harvey Milk was about.

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Anti-gay remarks at debate spark anger in Brazil

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SAO PAULO (AP) – A minor character in Brazil’s election race faced a firestorm of criticism on Sept. 29 after saying during a presidential debate that the country needs to stand up against gay people who should receive psychological help far away from the general population.

The comments by presidential candidate Levy Fidelix, who has the support of less than 1 percent of potential voters, drew no reaction from the leading candidates during the nationally televised debate late Sept. 28. But online and on social media tens of thousands of people denounced Fidelix as homophobic and hateful.

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