Back to Top
Monday 21 Jan
86241 users - now online: 1553 people
86241 users - now online: 1553 people login
Printer Friendly Page  
Sao Paulo hosts world's largest gay pride parade

by Editorial Staff in Nightlife & Reports , 01 augustus 2007

Dit artikel is ook in het Nederlands beschikbaar

Millions of people packed the streets of Sao Paulo for what organizers said was the world's largest gay pride parade, dancing and waving rainbow flags in a carnival-like atmosphere to condemn homophobia, racism and sexism. At least 3 million people filled the canyonlike Paulista Avenue on Sunday, organizers said, surpassing last year's count of 2.5 million. The larger count was confirmed by a police spokesman who is not authorized to be quoted by name under department rules. "This is the biggest parade on the planet," Tourism Minister Marta Suplicy said. "Our city is showing, once again, its respect for diversity."

In comparison, recent gay pride parades in New York and San Francisco have drawn tens of thousands of people, and world gay pride day celebrations in Berlin in 2004 attracted between 200,000 and 500,000 participants.
Parade organizer Nelson Matias Pereira said this year's participants are appealing for a "world where racism, sexism and homophobia, in all their forms, no longer exist." Trucks blasting disco and electronic music rolled through the streets, followed by marchers carrying banners with slogans such as "Dignity for All," and "All Forms of Love Bring Us Closer to God." "There is no question the prejudice we have suffered for years has diminished a lot," said one marcher, mechanic Sebastiao Pereira Rodrigues, who was wearing black leather shorts and a tight purple T-shirt. "But it's still there and we still a long way to go."

This coming weekend it's our turn, Amsterdam is celebrating GayPride Amsterdam with on saturday the world famous canalparade!



In the New Issue of Gay News, 330, februari 2019

More from Nightlife & Reports
More from Gay News- issue 191
More by Editorial Staff


regular safe sex parties

learn more |visit

Dirty Dicks

Well-know great leather & cruise bar

learn more |visit

bottom image

Entire © & ® 1995/2019 Gay International Press & Foundation G Media, Amsterdam. All rights reserved.
Gay News ® is a registered Trademark. © articles Gay News; duplication forbidden. Inclusion only allowed after written approval of the publisher, with clear source mentioning Articles used by third parties will be invoiced and cashed where necessary. Gay News | ISSN: 2214-7640 | ISBN 8717953072009 | Wikipedia.
Follow Gay News:
Twitter Issuu
RSS (dutch) RSS Editors (dutch) self-employed Escortboys

Contact us

© 1995/2019 Gay News ®, GIP/ St. G Media