Perhaps 2 million people marched in a gay pride parade in Sao Paolo on Monday! Folks in the US and even in San Francisco think we are the center of the gay universe. Looks like we can think again.
"There have never been so many people at the Gay Pride Parade," said Pedro Almeida, a spokesman for the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender group that organized the parade.
"This shows true support for our cause, that of civil unions of people of the same sex," he said, speaking to AFP.
"With this many people showing up, the parade is a major step to strike [against] people's prejudice against gays everywhere," he said.
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Civil unions between same-sex couples are only permitted in Brazil's southernmost state of Rio Grande do Sul.
Gay activists are hoping that the government of President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva will initiate a bill to legalise gay unions countrywide.
This is what "globalization" of our hopes and visions, instead of our fears, might look like.