Salvador Celebrates Ten Years of Gay Pride

By Ben Tavener, Contributing Reporter

SALVADOR, BRAZIL – Salvador, capital of Bahia state, has held its tenth gay pride parade with an estimated one million-strong crowd lining the streets and celebrating Brazil’s sexuality diversity. Thousands of members of the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) community marched Salvador’s traditional Largo de Campo Grande Carnaval route to mark the milestone parade.

The parade aimed to draw attention to the “unacceptable” number of crimes being committed against the community. Soteropolitanos – people from Salvador – were greeted by a 130 foot-long rainbow flag at the head of the parade, with an . . .

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