The Gay Pride Sao Paulo March is on May 29th, 2016 at 12 Noon.

When is the Sao Paulo Gay Pride? How Many People attend the Gay Pride Sao Paulo in Brazil? All you need to know to participate at the largest Gay Pride Event in 2016 is right here.


Date: Sunday, May 29th, 2016.
Meeting Point : at 12 Noon (12:00 hs.)
Avenida Paulista, 900 @ Teatro Gazeta
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Did you know?

“The parade featured participants wearing lavish Carnival-style costumes, who rode large floats down the city's main boulevard as DJs pumped music through portable speakers.  Local authorities were stunned by the huge crowds, although reported violence was relatively low in comparison to other years. 

To put the event in perspective: on a visit in 2011 to Brazil, Pope Benedict attracted fewer than 1 million to his speech, during which he spoke out against homosexuality and called for traditional family values to be reinforced. Brazil is the world's most populous Catholic country.

According to CNN, the largest gay pride events in the US are in San Francisco and New York, each attracting crowds of close to one million people.” .
Written by Dan Renzi, South Florida Blade.

About the March

As one can imagine, 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 align themselves along the parade’s route.

In 2011, 2.5 million people attended the 15th annual Sao Paulo Gay Pride Parade. Making of it the world's largest gay pride march, again. Sao Paulo is South America’s largest city and the country business capital.  The event is known to bring big tourism dollars to the city with projected earnings of US$ 175 million in revenue, according to Brazilian tourism authorities. 

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The meeting point

The meeting point is at the Museum of Modern Art of Sao Paulo (MASP – Museu de Arte Moderna de Sao Paulo) right at the middle of Sao Paulo’s postcard Avenida Paulista.  Even though the meeting point is at 12 Noon, 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.

How long is the Parade?

The parade is 2,6 miles long (4,2 kms.) and starts at Avenida Paulista, 900 at around noon. It takes the Rua da Consolacao, to end at Praça Rooselvelt, in Downtown Sao Paulo, at around 10 PM (22:00 hrs).
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So many people. What about Security?

Strongly supported by the State and the City of Sao Paulo government authorities, the event counts with a solid security plan.  These are last year’s numbers: approximately 2,000 policemen, two mobile police stations for immediate reporting of occurrences, 30 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 25 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 Sao Paulo Gay Pride Parade is heavily supported by the federal government as well as by the Governor of Sao Paulo and the City Major.
Many politicians show up to open the main event and the government not rarely parades with a float with politicians on top of it. Caixa Economica Federal, a government bank and Petrobras, Brazil’s  oil firm,  have already reaffirmed their commitment to backup the event and its diversity, funding once again the event.

President Dilma and ex President Lula are both supporters of our Gay Pride Parade!

Asked about gay adoption and benefits for gay partners, 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. "

"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?"
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