Lima Mayor Susana Villaran attended the gay pride parade in Peru’s capital Lima.
Lima Mayor Susana Villaran waved at supporters from a colorful float as she led a small Gay Pride parade down the streets of the Peruvian capital.
The Homosexual Movement of Lima is the oldest gay organization in Latin America, but the group was only able to gather a few hundred people for its 10th annual parade on Saturday.
The figure is dwarfed by Peru’s neighbor Brazil, where an estimated four million people danced and marched in a June 27 Gay Pride parade in Sao Paulo.
“As a citizen, I joined the Gay Pride parade. I did it again as a candidate, and now as the main authority in the city I join in this parade through the streets of Lima,” Villaran told reporters.
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