Gay Pride Parade Draws Hundreds of Thousands in Sao Paulo, Brazil

Gay Pride in Sao Paulo, Brazil.  Photo: thecanberratimes.com.au

HAVANA TIMES – Hundreds of thousands marched through the streets of Sao Paulo in Brazil on Sunday in the city’s annual gay pride march, with demonstrators protesting the policies of the country’s far-right President Jair Bolsonaro, reported dpa news.

British pop singer Mel C, formerly of the Spice Girls, was among the demonstrators, pictures from Brazilian broadcaster Globo TV showed.

The parade, traditionally one of the largest in the world, commemorates the so-called Stonewall riots of 1969 in New York, which are seen as the beginning of the movement for equality for LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) people.

Bolsonaro has repeatedly made homophobic comments, once saying that he would sooner lose a son to a car accident than have him be gay.

The president calls himself a “proud homophobe” and once said: “If I see two men kissing each other in the street I’ll beat them up.”

LGBT activists fear that Bolsonaro’s comments could increase violence against the gay community.

3 thoughts on “Gay Pride Parade Draws Hundreds of Thousands in Sao Paulo, Brazil

  • June 24, 2019 at 8:30 am
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    That is so curious. Thousands of LGBT marched protesting against Bolsonaro. No one was arrested, no one was beaten, everyone could exercise their right of dissent. Where is the horrific homophobic authoritarian government of Bolsonaro? Well… that was a creation of leftist media, and so many believed that….

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  • June 24, 2019 at 9:56 pm
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    To be fair with the LGBT Community Mr Bolsonaro ran part of his political platform caving to religious groups with the slogan. Boys wear Blue and Girls wear Pink. As stupid it sounds he got more votes for this nonsense. I think he can’t care less about the LGBT ge got something else in mind.

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  • June 26, 2019 at 10:55 pm
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    I wonder who will be marching when the truth eventually comes out about who received bribes from Petrobas and Odebrecht. Follow the money trail….!

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