The Rio de Janeiro Brazil Gay Pride Parade and its associated events are organized by the NGO Arco-Iris, since its foundation in May 21, 1993.
Based in Rio de Janeiro,
A non-profit organization, the Grupo Arco-Iris (Rainbow) mission is to fight for a more just and inclusive society, which recognizes equal rights for all. The association has served to promote citizenship and self-esteem of LGBT by conducting and encouraging activities of all kinds.
The 20 years of success reflect the seriousness of the organization with its principles and goals.
The Group is one of the founders of the Brazilian Association of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender - ABGLT. The Group Arco-Iris also carries out various activities, parties, soirees, fairs, seminars, research, and the largest and most significant event of the LGBT community in our state: The LGBT Pride Parade-Rio, in Copacabana.
An Institution without partisan attachments, the Group works together with partners in the formulation, monitoring and evaluation of public policies, and presentation and discussion of draft laws that recognize and guarantee the LGBT citizenship.
In over 20 years of work, managed, along with its partners, the city and state of Rio de Janeiro, to published the following laws:
Besides these, the Rainbow Group, in partnership with other LGBT organizations, led by the Brazilian Association of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender - ABGLT, works to mobilize the LGBT community, opinion leaders and civil society as a whole, at the Chamber of Deputies and Senate, approval of the bill PLC 122/2006 - which proposes to criminalize the practice of discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity and the bill proposing the recognition of civil union between persons of the same sex.
Diretora Sócio-Cultural e Coordenadora do Projeto Laços e Acasos.
Rua do Senado, 230 / Cob. 01 - Centro - RJ
Tels. 21 2215.0844 / 21 2222.7286
Rua do Senado, 230 / Cob. 01 - Centro - Rio de Janeiro - RJ