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Brazil Holds Largest Gay Pride Parade with 3 Million Participants

Brazil Holds Largest Gay Pride Parade with 3 Million Participants

Sao Paulo’s annual gay pride parade took place over the weekend in front of an estimated three million participants. The group that organizes the festivities every year since its inception in 1997 said that they wanted to make their event the “biggest gay parade in the world.” 

Sao Paulo’s annual gay pride parade took place over the weekend in front of an estimated three million participants.

The group that organizes the festivities every year since its inception in 1997 said that they wanted to make their event the “biggest gay parade in the world.”

It wasn’t all fun and games.  There was a political element to the event this year as the Brazilian presidential elections are scheduled for this October.

The country, reporting that 198 LGBT residents were killed last year in homophobic attacks, used the stage to promote "Vote against homophobia."

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