Queer tourist started considering Argentina as Brazil elected a homophobic President

As Brazilians chose Jair Bolsonaro, who calls himself a proud homophobe and would rather prefer his son to doe in a car crash than to come out to him as gay, to be their President, Brazil faced immense losses in tourism. LGBT tourists who like to explore South America are now considering Brazil an unsafe place to go to, so they start seeking some alternative destinations in the neighborhood. One of such alternative destinations is Argentina. More and more people are listing Argentina as one of the top ten ‘gay-friendly’ destinations, reports to travel site eTurboNews, calling this country one of the most LGBT-progressive on the continent, so now it faced a boost of LGBT tourists. 490,000 LGBTI tourists visited the country which accounted for an 11% year-on-year growth, according to Pablo De Luca, president of the Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce and Tourism of Argentina. This works out to around one-in-14 of the over seven million visitors in 2018. The most popular destination for LGBTI visitors was capital city Buenos Aires. Following the city is Puerto Iguazú, Ushuaia, Mendoza, Córdoba, and Rosario. Buenos Aires’ Pride festival is also one of the biggest in the world.