By Andrew Collins. It's perhaps not surprising that the largest city in the Southern Hemisphere has an absolutely enormous and quite fabulous gay pride celebration each year, but the magnitude of the Sao Paulo Gay Pride Parade is still astounding. Fast-forward to , and the parade drew nearly 4. Sao Paulo Gay Pride takes place in early June - the date this year is May 29, , with related Pride events taking place the full week leading up. Additional festivities continue throughout the following month of June into early July. The city absolutely pulses with parties, not to mention several related events, during the days leading up to Pride and throughout the weekend.
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The event is the second largest of the city, after only Formula One. The march is the event's main activity and the one that draws the biggest attention to the press , the Brazilian authorities as well as to the hundreds of thousands of curious people that line themselves along the parade's route. In , 3. Even though the meeting time is at 12 noon, the parade doesn't start to move before 2 or 3 PM. The parade is 2.
During the festivities, there are debates and readings, awards for respect of gender diversity and cultural fairs. There is an extensive schedule aimed at LGBT culture and the city welcomes visitors from Brazil and all over the world for the event. In , the parade gathered 2. Due to the large concentration of people, cellphone reception is limited.
His government has implemented or attempted to enact a slew of anti-LGBTQ policies from the very beginning. And it inspired Brazilians, even those who have celebrated Pride from its beginning, to turn out in force. We must resist. At times and in pockets, though, the mood shifted and an openly adversarial tone against the president emerged. Some LGBTQ organizations and political groups spent days before the parade organizing direct actions against Bolsonaro and his policies.