Massive LGBT crowds celebrated gay pride in Sao Paulo. The ‘Parada do Orgulho Gay’ is one of South America?s biggest gay pride parade.
More than a million people took to Sao Paulo’s streets for a massive Gay Pride parade, aiming to end discrimination and support same-sex marriage rights in Brazil.
Under rainy skies and cold that did not dampen many spirits, marchers waved banners like “Never going back in the closet” in the financial and industrial hub of this majority Roman Catholic country of about 196 million.
“We have got to make a change in the Constitution so that we are all citizens with the same rights,” said Culture Minister Marta Suplicy, a former Sao Paulo mayor and gay rights supporter, drawing cheers from the crowd.
In May, Brazil became the third and largest Latin American country to give a de facto green light to same-sex marriage.
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