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Monday, June 19, 2006

São Paulo Gay Pride draws 2.4 million

More than 2 million gays and their supporters waving rainbow flags and dressed in lavish Carnaval costumes paraded June 17 to celebrate Gay Pride and demand an end to homophobia.

The 10th annual São Paulo Gay Pride Parade saw go-go boys and drag queens dancing on the roofs of sound trucks blasting music as they rolled down the skyscraper-lined Avenida Paulista — the financial heart of Brazil's biggest city, and the world's fourth largest.

It also turned into a cheering festival for Brazil's World Cup soccer team, with many paraders dressed in the country's yellow, green and blue. CNN has video from the event, as well as another Pride parade in Mexico.