We ventured further north last weekend to attend the Sao Paulo Pride, where I was invited to speak at a Forum on LGBT Tourism.
It was my first time at the largest Pride Parade in the world and besides being amazed by the sheer size of it (2 to 3 million attendees, depending on sources), I was pleasantly surprised by the institutional support the event gets from all levels of government. For example, it was the first time I saw a campaign from the Ministry of Tourism targeting the LGBT segment. The slogan of their campaign was even cute: Diversity -
Despite this support, there was a few ugly reminders that homophobia is alive and well even in the most liberal capital in
If you feel outraged by these attacks, remember that visibility is our best action- come out and show up at the demonstration tonight in