Friday, June 4, 2010

14th LGBT Pride Parade in Sao Paulo

The Parada do Orgulho GLBT de Sao Paulo, in Portuguese, has grown from 2,000 participants in 1997 to 3,1 million in 2009. In the Guinness Book, for the world’s biggest Gay Pride celebration. 4 million people are expected for 2010. The theme for 2010 is – "Vote against homophobia: defend citizenship!” – to promote the politic debate and a clear headsup to the Government in a year Brazil is electing its next President, the Senate as well as the Congressmen. A non-profit organization, the APOGLBT’s mission is to fight for a more just and inclusive society, which recognizes equal rights for all. The association has served to promote citizenship and self-esteem of LGBT by conducting and encouraging activities of all kinds. The almost 14 years of success reflect the seriousness of the organization with its principles and goals.

We have been there last year and the environment is pretty safe in the Avenida Paulista at the beginning of the parade where you can see also families taking part at the event. Then the parade walk to the city center, Valle do Anhangabau, and at night of course you have to watch out a bit more, especially those unfriendly people who go to the parade just to make mess forgetting the real meaning of the event. Anyway it worth to take part, even just for a while.

When: June 6th, 2010, from 12 pm
Where: Avenida Paulista

1 comment:

  1. Great site, excellent article, congratulations!

    The Gay Parade has been a fantastic festival of tolerance, respect, peace and joy!

    Everybody is welcome to São Paulo!

    Check out these pics and videos:

    Become fan of our page and stay connected with all the news about Brazil!