The 26th edition of the LGBT+ Pride Parade begins on Avenida Paulista | Sao Paulo

THE 26th edition of the LGBT+ Pride Parade takes place this Sunday (19) in the city of São Paulo. After two years of online celebration, due to the most severe phases of the pandemic, the electric trios return to perform the traditional route from Avenida Paulista to Praça Roosevelt, in the center of the capital.

The parade started around 12:00 with speeches by councilors such as Carol Iara (PSOL) and Soninha Francine (Citizenship).

“Transvestites are not a mess. We do need to be in the decision-making positions of this country. Chamber, Senate. Here there is more love and less hate”, said Iara.

Soninha Francine highlighted the event’s growth. “At the first stop there were 2,000 strong and brave people. Today we are over 3 million. There will be a party, yes!”

The pedagogue and teacher Leonidas Ferraz, 36, came from Minas to the LGBT+ Parade — Photo: Celso Tavares/g1

At around 10 am, the public was already concentrating on the open space of the São Paulo Museum of Art (MASP) and the colorful balloons were already starting to be inflated. At this time, the avenue has already started to gain the LGBT+ colors with flags and banners. Each flag cost R$60.

Thaline Karajá at the LGBT+ Parade — Photo: Celso Tavares/g1

State representatives Isa Penna (PCdoB) and Erica Malunguinho (PSOL) also spoke to the public.

“I was harassed at Alesp, are there feminists here today? That’s about it. Our unity will make us win. They’ll have to swallow us in politics. Women won’t go back to the kitchen, blacks won’t go back to slave quarters and LGBTQIA+ won’t go back to the closet”, said Isa.

“Diversity is the absolute law of humanity, we are here to free you from all prejudice, stigma. Axé for us. Let’s have a beautiful parade, without violence, lots of love. Our people are capable of that, fertilize love, prosperity”, said Malunguinho.

Administrative assistant Tatiana Rezende, 43, and student Liam Rodrigues, 17 at the LGBT+ Parade — Photo: Celso Tavares/g1

In this year, 19 cars are part of the parade and features artists such as Pabllo Vittar, Ludmilla, Pepita, Mateus Carrilho, Liniker, Majur, Gretchen, Tiago Abravanel, Lexa, Luisa Sonza and the Carnaval block Minhoqueens (see schedule below).

Matheus Dachilli — Photo: Arthur Stabile/g1

Matheus Dachilli, 22, an electrical technician, went to Avenida Paulista to sell objects made by his father, such as flags and cups. They sell each one at R$30 at the stop.

“We brought 500 cups and we’ve already sold 200, it’s almost gone. The flags, there were a thousand and 80 came out. We have with Fora Bolsonaro and lisa, who came out more so far. I’m a technician, I came to work for my father to supplement income. Pandemic made everyone’s life difficult. My sister is a veterinarian and is here with us selling. We won the week and I hope to sell more.”

Fernando Braga at Parade — Photo: Celso Tavares/g1

Fernando Braga, 34, sales manager, took the opportunity to protest during the parade. “I decided to come this year for the Conscious Vote theme, voting is very important. The federal government has been attacking the LGBTQIA+ population a lot, with very aggressive speeches. Brazil needs to improve with us, the relationship is terrible, we are not respected.”

Fernando Braga — Photo: Arthur Stabile/g1

Audience during the LGBT+ Parade on Avenida Paulista — Photo: Arthur Stabile/g1

Edinho Teodoro, 56, spoke about lost rights in the last two years. “I’m coming this year because we have to value and respect diversity, everything in the world. After two years, we have to fight for many rights that we lost.”

Edinho Teodoro at the LGBT+ Parade — Photo: Arthur Stabile/g1

Audience at the LGBT+ Parade — Photo: Arthur Stabile/g1

Regis do Forró, 50, hotel cook, artist and stage assistant, during the LGBT+ Parade — Photo: Celso Tavares/g1

The theme of the 26th Parade is “Vote with Pride – for a policy you represent” and aims to reaffirm the commitment of the LGBTQIA+ community to combating discrimination, respecting diversity and fighting for affirmative policies aimed at this part of the population.

Drag queen and singer Alala Lulu, 28, from Curitiba — Photo: Celso Tavares/g1

“It is an immense pleasure to return to the streets and reinforce to the public its responsibility to support representatives who are committed to a more just and egalitarian Brazil”, said Claudia Garcia, president of APOLGBT-SP, the association responsible for organizing the event in the capital of São Paulo.

Avenida Paulista receives the 26th LGBT+ Parade this Sunday (19) — Photo: Cléber Cândido/TV Globo

Engaged for four years, Rodrigo Ferreira and Fabrício Fernandes, posed before climbing into one of the trios, from where they will watch the parade.

Rodrigo Ferreira and Fabrício Fernandes, engaged for 4 years, parade in one of the trios of the LGTBTA+ Parade — Photo: Cléber Cândido/TV Globo

Order of Trio Elétricos

  1. LGBT+ families – artist: Mariana Munhoz;
  2. City Hall of Sao Paulo;
  3. Lesbian Diversity artists: Ana Dutra, Luana Hassen;
  4. City Hall of Sao Paulo;
  5. Transsexual and Transvestite Diversity – artist: Nick Cruz;
  6. Health (Aids Healthcare Foundation – AHF);
  7. Bisexual Diversity – artists: Ariah and Brunelli;
  8. City Hall of Sao Paulo;
  9. Diversity More – artists: Quebrada Queer, Thaline Karajá;
  10. Night Artists;
  11. gay diversity – artist: Kauan Russell;
  12. Alive – artists: Tiago Abravanel, Bloco Agrada Gregos, Gretchen and Paullete Pink;
  13. Jean Paul Gaultier – artist: JoJo Todinho, Majur and the Pitayas;
  14. amstel – artists: DJ Heey Cat, Mateus Carrilho, Aretuza Love, Pocah and Luisa Sonza;
  15. Burger King and Avon – artists: Pepita, Lexa, DJ Cris Negrini and Ludmilla;
  16. Smirnoff – artist to be confirmed;
  17. Earth – artist: Liniker, MC Rebecca and Minhoqueens;
  18. Allied Guests;
  19. Board of APOLGBT-SP and Mercado Livre – artist: Pablo Vittar.

Salete Campari during the LGBT+ Parade this Sunday (19) — Photo: Celso Tavares/g1

LGBT+ Pride Parade returns to Paulista after two years online

LGBT+ Pride Parade returns to Paulista after two years online

More than 2,000 military police, with the support of 254 vehicles, in addition to 287 metropolitan civil guards, were involved in patrolling the event on Avenida Paulista.

Keila Simpson, president of the National Association of Transvestites and Transsexuals (ANTRA) — Photo: Celso Tavares/g1

According to the Capital Policing Command (CPC), the teams were also distributed to places of high concentration close to the event, such as Rua da Consolação and Praça Roosevelt, where participants are dispersed. There will be foot patrols and mobile community bases scattered throughout the region.

Renata Peron during the 26th LGBT+ Parade this Sunday (19) — Photo: Celso Tavares/g1

Credit analyst Magna soares, 27, and nursing technician Júlio Vitor, 20, during the LGBT+ Parade — Photo: Celso Tavares/g1

According to the São Paulo City Hall, the capital has 80% of the hotel chain occupied by the Parada, which represents a movement of the city’s economy of around R$ 400 million.

A study by the São Paulo City Indicators Observatory shows that each LGBT tourist spends, on average, R$1,600 per day before, during and after the Parade.

Friends Karla Bruna, 38, Nicoly Reis, 35, and Mara Oliveira, 26, during the LGBT+ Parade — Photo: Celso Tavares/g1

  • Date: Sunday (19)
  • Concentration: Avenida Paulista, from 10 am
  • Start: 12 pm
  • Path: Av. Paulista, Rua da Consolação and Praça Roosevelt

Eduardo Suplicy at the 26th edition of the LGBT+ Pride Parade — Photo: Celso Tavares/g1

Audience focuses on Masp’s gap for the LGBT+ Pride Parade this Sunday (19) — Photo: Cléber Cândido/TV Globo

Theme of the 26th edition of the São Paulo LGBT+ Pride Parade — Photo: Disclosure/ParadaSP

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