Sao Paulo LGBT Pride Parade
Sao Paulo Pride Parade © Ministerio da Cultura
The Sao Paulo Gay Parade is one of the city's major tourist events and the highlight of a month-long programme of events that includes parties, street fairs, film festivals, shows, and the traditional Gay Day at Hopi Hari amusement park. The LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transvestite, and Transsexual) Parade in Sao Paulo is said to be the biggest event of its kind in the world, having grown from 2,000 people in 1997 to include more than three million people today, who gather on the streets waving rainbow flags in condemnation of homophobia, racism, and sexism. As with most Pride parades, many people choose to dress up extravagantly and the parade is accompanied by lots of parties and festivities.
Venue: Ave. Paulista
Date: 18 June 2019