George Santos has denied reports that he previously performed as a drag queen in Brazil.

The United States representative has also advocated for far-right policies that LGBTQ activists have condemned.

Santos took to Twitter to address the claims.

Santos is currently facing calls to resign over a series of exaggerations and lies about his background. While he admitted to “embellishing” details about his past, he has refused to step down. “I was elected by 142,000 people. Until those same 142,000 people tell me they don’t want me – we’ll find out in two years,” he said about the matter.


A well-known Brazilian drag queen named Eula Rochard, 58, initially posted the claims on social media, saying that she knew Santos for over ten years when he was going by the drag queen name Kitara Ravache.

Rochard shared an image from the Brazilian newspaper Grito Gay that shows Rochard and Santos standing next to each other. “He was a huge liar already. Oh yes, he was such a liar,” Rochard said to the outlet.

Santos is the first openly gay Republican to win a House seat as a non-incumbent. However, he has publicly positioned himself as a conservative on many social issues, supporting Florida’s Parental Rights in Education bill, which has been named the “Don’t Say Gay” bill by critics. The bill, which was signed into law last March, bans schools from discussing sexual orientation or gender identity in kindergarten through third grade.

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