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Brazil: LGBT pride march in Brasilia after 2 years of hiatus

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(ANSA) – BRAZIL, 04 JUL – Thousands of people participated yesterday in the LGBT pride parade in the center of Brasilia, the Brazilian capital, after two years of hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The demonstrators, waving the flags in the colors of the rainbow, gathered at 2 pm local time (7 pm Italian time) in front of the National Congress, from where they traveled until the early hours of the night the Monumental Axis, the great avenue in the city ​​center that passes next to the Palacio do Planalto, the official seat of the Presidency of the Republic.

The main objective of the event was to raise awareness among the gay community on the 78 federal and 44 state regulations concerning the rights of sexual minorities.

The concentration in Brasilia was one of the busiest in the country, which had its main march on June 19 along Avenida Paulista, the most famous avenue in downtown São Paulo, where more than a million people paraded according to some media.

“After two years it was incredible to see a sea of ​​colorful people demanding rights,” commemorated Carmela, host of radio Metrópoles. (HANDLE).

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Source: Ansa

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