It is the biggest party of its kind on the planet, and it just happened yesterday in São Paulo: the 14th Annual São Paulo Gay Pride Parade. This year they expected more than 3.2 million people. The event, of all major events in São Paulo, is said to bring the greatest number of tourists to the city.
The theme repeated throughout the event was for LGBT people and their allies to VOTE in the upcoming elections for candidates who will support a national plan to combat homophobia, support recognition of gay marriage, and criminalize (with enforcement) homophobic violence against LGBT people.
When so many Pride events in the United States have evolved into corporate-sponsored “let’s just have some fun” events, it’s good to see some LGBT political activism front and center.
These images were taken from two newspapers that covered the event. Follow this link and this one to see more in a couple of great slideshows of the parade.
Happy Gay Pride São Paulo!