Sao Paulo hosts a gay pride parade every year, gathering the largest number of people in the world. Last year, according to rough estimates, there were 4 million people. Of course, together with the audience. Not that there are so many gay people here. No. At least, same-sex couples are not an eyesore, although you can see it quite often. They are rather tolerant towards them, as the saying goes “tolerant”. Talking about gays is one of the favorite topics for Brazilian men. In friendly communication with Brazilians, you constantly hear jokes on this topic. Sometimes it seems that, after football, this is the most favorite topic.
Suspicious, but okay, that’s not what we’re talking about. It seems to me that in Brazil any parade can take place, and if it is not prohibited by law, but at the same time it is cheerful, colorful, there will be a lot of beer – the turnout is guaranteed. There will be a lot of people. Do not feed the Brazilians with bread, let them hang out, they are very mobile people. Regardless of age and gender, they love to drink beer and have fun.
I’m not a gay but it was interesting for me to see this parade.
Therefore, I did this: on Saturday I specially went to bed later and decided that if I wake up by 12.00 (the time of the start of the parade), I will go and see, and if not, it’s also good, but I’ll get some sleep.
On Sunday I woke up to loud music coming from Paulista – one of the largest streets in São Paulo, on which, in fact, this event takes place. It was not possible to sleep entirely. And Paulista is 3 minutes on foot for me.
In general, I went.
São Paulo Gay Pride Parade
I must say right away, I didn’t regret it. The event is extremely grandiose, funny and colorful. Paulista and the surrounding streets are carefully closed by the police and traffic control. The music pounds so that the insides bounce. People are having fun and almost everyone is with beer. Of course, not everyone who came to the parade is gay, many simply dressed up colorfully and went to have fun.
A kind of carnival. And if you measure by the level of drive, then the carnival is just resting. Besides that the carnival is full of shemales, that here, here it is even better, more honest, since no one is hiding anything.
The parade goes something like this: in the center of the street, the scenery of communities, websites are passing by, and friends, acquaintances, partners, etc. are walking along the sides of it. Indeed, it looks like going through samba schools at a carnival.
It’s funny, of course, to see such an event against the backdrop of business centers and office buildings.