São Paulo LGBT Pride Parade
() is an annual gay pride parade
that happens in Avenida Paulista
, in the city of São Paulo
, since 1997. In the year of 2006, it was considered the biggest pride parade of the world
by the Guinness Book of World Records
. In 2010, the city hall
of São Paulo invested R$ 1 million reais in the parade. The event
is the second largest of the city, after only Formula One
The Pride and its associated events are organized by the APOGLBT, Associação da Parada do Orgulho de Gays, Lesbicas, Bissexuais e Travestis e Transexuais, since its foundation in 1999. The march is the event's main activity and the one that draws the biggest attention to the press
, the Brazilian authorities
as well as to the hundreds of thousands of curious people that line themselves along the parade's route
. In 2009, 3.2 million people attended the 13th annual São Paulo Gay Pride Parade.
The meeting point is at the Museum of Art of São Paulo
(MASP – Museu de Arte de São Paulo) right at the middle of São Paulo's postcard Avenida Paulista. Even though the meeting time is at 12 noon, the parade doesn't start to move before 2 or 3 PM. The parade is 2.6 miles long (4.2 km) and starts at Avenida Paulista (MASP), at around noon. It takes the Rua da Consolação, to end at Rooselvelt Square, in Downtown São Paulo
, at around 10 PM.
Strongly supported by the State and the City of São Paulo government
authorities, the event counts with a solid......