Tags: LT | Brazil | Gay | Pride | Parade

Huge Parade Celebrates Gay Pride in Brazil

Huge Parade Celebrates Gay Pride in Brazil

Sunday, 03 June 2018 04:37 PM

SAO PAULO (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of people gathered in Brazil's largest city Sunday for its 22nd gay pride parade, which is considered one of the world's biggest.

Waving LGBT rainbow flags in a Carnival-like atmosphere, marchers paraded down Sao Paulo's skyscraper-lined Avenida Paulista to music blasting from 18 sound trucks.

Revelers of all ages, many wearing bright wigs, heavy makeup and multicolored costumes, filled more than 10 city blocks.

This year's parade focused on Brazil's national elections scheduled for October. The theme was "Power for the LGBT — Our Vote, Our Voice," said Claudia Regina, president of the gay rights group that organized the event.

Regina said on the event's official Facebook page that the objective "is to alert the gay community to the importance of choosing its candidates carefully."

"We have achieved many rights and there are still many more to be conquered," she said. "We cannot lose what we have achieved to political ignorance. Together we can promote a more tolerant and respectful world with less LGBT phobia."

On top of one sound truck a drag queen known as Tchaka chanted: "This year we should punch Congress in the face." The crowd responded by calling for the ouster of Brazil's widely unpopular president, Michel Temer.

© Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

   
1Like our page
2Share
GlobalTalk
Hundreds of thousands of people gathered in Brazil's largest city Sunday for its 22nd gay pride parade, which is considered one of the world's biggest.Waving LGBT rainbow flags in a Carnival-like atmosphere, marchers paraded down Sao Paulo's skyscraper-lined Avenida...
LT,Brazil,Gay,Pride,Parade
207
2018-37-03
Sunday, 03 June 2018 04:37 PM
Newsmax Media, Inc.
 
 

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved