Brazil Hosts World’s Largest Gay Pride Parade on June 10, 2012
São Paulo, Brazil - The Brazilian Tourism Board, Embratur will host the 16th annual São Paulo Gay Pride Parade on Sunday, June 10th, 2012, which is the world’s largest gay pride parade.
With a recorded attendance of over 4 million people in 2011 and a parade route of 2.6 miles, this year’s parade theme focuses on fighting homophobia and creating a more accepting society. Here are a few quick facts about the São Paulo Gay Pride Parade:
The Gay Pride Parade is organized by APOGLBT (Association of Gay Pride Parade, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender)
The Brazilian government began recognizing same-sex Civil Unions as of May 5, 2011
The parade is expecting approximately 25 trio eletricos (floats) representing NGOs, unions and the Brazilian government
Additional information can be found at www.braziltour.com
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