Rio Hosts 16th Annual Gay Pride Parade: Daily

By Brennan Stark, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Nearly 700,000 people celebrated Rio's sixteenth annual Gay Pride Parade at Copacabana Beach on Sunday, according to authorities.  Members of the LGBT community donned intricate Carnival-style costumes and waved rainbow flags as music blasted from more than fifteen massive sound trucks during the festivities.

Promoting the parade's theme of equality and that "All Forms of Violence Must be Crime," revelers cheered loudly to repeated calls for Brazil to authorize previously proposed laws against homophobia.

President of Grupo Arco-Íris (the Rainbow Group) Júlio Moreira addressed the . . .

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