Gay Pride Rio de Janeiro, the Most Beautiful March will be on November 2016.


When is the LGBT Parade?

Date: Around November 2016.
Meeting Point : Not defined yet.
Posto 5 - near the Forte de Copacabana where Ipanema meets Copacabana.
2016 Rio de Janeiro Gay Pride Parade on the Map

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After the Parade, the Party Goes On.

The 2016 Rio Gay Pride Parade falls on a Sunday. So you would expect that the people would go home when it's over to work the following day.

The city will be packed with folks from all over the country, including Sao Paulo, Florianopolis, Belo Horizonte and the northeastern cities of Recife, Salvador and Fortaleza.

This year, there will be a couple of after parade parties to choose from. Stay tuned.

About the March

As one can imagine, the march is the event’s main activity and the one the draws the biggest attention to the press, the Brazilian authorities as well as to the hundreds of thousands of curious people that align themselves along the parade’s route.

In 2010, 1,5 million people attended the 15th annual Rio de Janeiro Gay Pride Parade. Rio de Janeiro is Brazil's most beautiful city and South America’s most visited by gay tourists. The event is the third most important in the city's calendar, after New Year's and Carnival. The event is known to bring big tourism dollars to the city with projected earnings of US$ 50 million in revenue, according to Brazilian tourism authorities. 

The meeting point

The meeting point is at the Posto 5 which is located near the Forte de Copacabana, or if your not familiar with it, close to the Rio Sofitel Hotel. It's right in the confluence of Ipanema and Copacabana. The parade will take place at the Avenida Atlantica along Copacabana Beach and will end at Posto 2, in the proximities of the famed Copacabana Palace Hotel. Even though the meeting point is at 1 PM, the parade doesn’t start to move before 2 or 3 PM.

TIP:  Don’t miss the warm-up. Get there as early as you can. Have fun with the many shows put on by DJ’s, Drag Queens and their carnival-like outfits, music concerts and much more.Arrive early and enjoy the beach while warming up.

How long is the Parade?

The parade is 1,3 miles long (2,1 kms.) and it's all along the Copacabana Beach. So, take the opportunity to get a tan while partying.
2016 Rio de Janeiro Gay Pride Parade on the Map

So many people. What about Security?

Strongly supported by the State and the City of Rio de Janeiro government authorities, the event counts with a solid security plan. Supported by Petrobras, Embratur and many other private companies, the parade counts with approximately 1,000 policemen, two mobile police stations for immediate reporting of occurrences, 10 equipped ambulances, 55 nurses, 46 medical physicians, three hospital camps with 80 beds.
TIP: Avoid the use of illegal substances as well as the high consumption of alcohol. The majority of the occurrences are related to drugs and alcohol abuse.

The Floats known as Trio Eletricos.

We are expecting approximately 20 trio eletricos to guarantee the music and the voice of the event. Representing NGOs, unions, the government itself, the floats are of all kinds. Last year’s highlights are the trio reserved for individuals with special needs and to honor the victims of HIV / AIDS, which closed the event, parading empty with nobody on top of it.

Federal, State and City Supported!

The Rio de Janeiro Gay Pride Parade is heavily supported by the federal government as well as by the state government.

Many politicians show up to open the main event and the government not rarely parades with a float with politicians on top of it. The Ministry of Tourism as well as Petrobras, Brazil’s  oil firm,  have already reaffirmed their commitment to backup the event and its diversity, funding once again the event.

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Rio de Janeiro Former Governor, Sergio Cabral


President Dilma, State, City authorities are all for it!

Asked about gay adoption and benefits for gay partners, our former president Lula approved them and commented that many municipalities and states in Brazil have already approved such measures. He also said his presence at the recent National Conference on Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Travestis, where he stated that "homophobia" is the most perverse disease impregnated in the human mind. " The state government and the major or Rio are also supportive and active in the fight against homophoby.

"Why didn’t the politicians who are against (homosexual adoption and benefits to homosexual partners) reject the votes [of homosexuals]?" Lula asked. "Why doesn’t the Brazilian State refuse the income tax they pay?"

2016 Rio de Janeiro Gay Pride Parade on the Map

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