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Thousands Gather for Gay Pride Parade in Rio’s Copacabana Beach

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – More than 800,000 flocked to Copacabana Beach on Sunday to celebrate the 22nd edition of the LGBT Pride Parade, despite the lack of financial support from the city, according to organizers.

This is the first time in fifteen years the city has not financially helped the parade, making many protest against the current mayor, Marcelo Crivella.

“Carioca society is libertarian. It does not suit the mayor you . . .

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