Tag Archives: Sao Paulo

BRAZIL: Millions Attend Sao Paulo Pride [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: Revelers gathered in Sao Paulo on Sunday for one of the world’s largest gay pride parades with this year’s event focusing on the threat of religious fundamentalism to Brazil’s LGBT community. Under a giant rainbow-colored flag, revelers of all ages, many wearing bright wigs, turned the city’s Paulista avenue into a multicolored sea of people filling …

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BRAZIL: Two Million Attend Sao Paulo Pride [VIDEO]

Fox News Latino reports: The Sao Paulo Gay Pride Parade on Sunday celebrated two decades of the struggle for equal rights by Brazil’s homosexual community, this time including thousands of participants focused on urging Congress to speed up the debate on the Gender Identity Law. The 20th edition of the parade, which attracted 2 million participants and started out on …

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BRAZIL: Sao Paulo Water Crisis Worsens

The world’s third-most populous city may soon only have water for two days a week. The worst drought to hit São Paulo, Brazil’s biggest city, in decades may leave many residents with water service only two days a week. São Paulo’s water utility company, Sabesp, says a five-days-off, two-days-on system would be a last-ditch effort to prevent the collapse of …

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Sao Paulo Is Almost Out Of Water

The world’s third-most populous city may be out of water in just a couple of weeks. São Paulo, a Brazilian megacity of 20 million people, is suffering its worst drought in at least 80 years, with key reservoirs that supply the city dried up after an unusually dry year. One of the causes of the crisis may be more than …

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BRAZIL: At Sao Paulo Gay Pride 2014

The world’s largest gay pride parade took place in Sao Paulo yesterday. President Dilma Rousseff, who is seeking another term in October elections, gave a message of support via Twitter. “People from around the country are in Sao Paulo today to participate in #paradalgbt,” Rousseff tweeted, reminding her followers there is a hotline people can call in Brazil if they …

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BRAZIL: Protests And Riots Rock Major Cities Over Government Spending

Massive protests took place across Brazil last night, partially in reaction to government spending plans for the World Cup and the Rio Olympics. Rioters in Rio De Janeiro set fire to the state legislature building. Protesters claim that social services and aid to the poor are being cut in order promote sports and tourism to Brazil. The New York Times …

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LIVE VIDEO: Sao Paulo Pride

The world’s largest gay pride event is underway in Sao Paulo and you can watch it live here. Crowd estimates range as high as four million.  Their first parade in 1997 only had 2000 participants!

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BRAZIL: Sao Paulo State Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage

Brazilian Law Blog reports: Brazil is about to see something that we only heard about from the United States: a massive movement of people going to one specific State, in order to get married there. This is because São Paulo State (where São Paulo city is located) has updated its registration rules in order to allow the automatic registration of …

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Three Million Party At Sao Paulo Pride

An estimated three million revelers jammed the streets of Sao Paulo for yesterday’s 16th annual pride parade, the largest such event in the world.

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Pro-LGBT Ads On Sao Paulo’s Subway

Sao Paulo’s Metro has launched an LGBT respect campaign. Its objective is to increase respect towards, and decrease discrimination against, LGBT people living in South America’s most populous city. The first stage of the project aims to combat discrimination and prejudice against transgender people, as well as dissemination of a law that punishes homophobic behaviour and discrimination within the State …

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Sao Paulo OK’s “Straight Pride”

The city council of Sao Paulo, Brazil has approved a bill calling for a “Heterosexual Pride Day” to be celebrated on the third Sunday of every December. Whether the event becomes a reality or not appears to depend on the mayor. Sao Paulo Mayor Gilberto Kassab must sign the legislation for it to become law and has said only that …

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Sao Paulo – The Ad-Free City

Three years ago Sao Paulo, Brazil, the world’s 4th largest city, banned all outdoor advertising. Billboards, bus shelters, everything. Businesses were also forced to dramatically reduce the size of their logo signage. And despite court challenges from marketing behemoths like Clear Channel, the ban has stuck, much to the satisfaction of most residents. Can you imagine something like this in …

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Massive Blackout Rocks Brazil

An estimated 50 million people in the southern half of Brazil are without electricity tonight as the massive blackout has triggered crime alerts in several states. The country’s largest cities, including Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro among others, were left with no illumination or traffic lights due to the outage late Tuesday, which the energy ministry said was caused …

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