SAO PAULO — When the political ads come on TV in the Higa household these days, everyone wishes to be somewhere else.
Eike Higa is gay and plans to vote for the left-wing candidate, Fernando Haddad, in Brazil’s upcoming presidential runoff. But his parents might vote for Jair Bolsonaro, the far-right congressman who has made comments offensive to gay people.
Higa tries not to take it personally. He said he has a good relationship with his parents, with whom he lives in Sao Paulo.