After a break in the pandemic, the LGBTI+ Pride Parade returns to Rio de Janeiro this Sunday

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The third biggest event in the city of Rio de Janeiro, after New Year’s Eve and Carnaval, is back after two years. The 27th LGBTI+ Pride Parade brings together, this Sunday (27), around 800,000 people on Copacabana beach.

Held 27 years ago, the parade returns to the streets after two years of events held online due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The parade in Rio was a pioneer in Brazil and, since then, has played a social role in the fight for equal rights for the LGBTQIA+ population in the country.

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This year, the LGBTI+ Parade will address issues such as the preservation of the Amazon and the environment, in addition to honoring the victims of the Covid-19 pandemic in Brazil. There will be ten electric trios and thematic wings along the entire waterfront.

“This is the rebirth stop after a period of pain and loss due to Covid-19 and especially the increase in hate speech in part of society against our LGBTI+ community. Of our rebirth as citizens with rights. We are always for affection and dialogue. Because, in the end, love won and will always win”, says Cláudio Nascimento, president of Grupo Arco-Íris and general coordinator of the LGBTI+ Pride Parade Rio 2022.

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This Sunday (27), the organizing group will also publish a Letter For a Brazil without LGBTIphobia, addressed to President-elect Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (PT).

The document will include proposals for public policies in the fields of security, health, education, work and income, culture, sports and leisure, tourism, social assistance and human rights.

Source: CNN Brasil

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