SAO PAULO
— Gay rights advocates called for a Brazilian law against discrimination as they gathered by the hundreds of thousands in Sao Paulo on Sunday for one of the world’s largest gay pride parades. The city blocked its main central avenue to allow room for colorful floats and exuberant crowds of people dressed as drag queens with stilettos and wigs, the Statue of Liberty, flamenco and cabaret dancers. “As long as there is this prejudice, we are going to be in the streets,” said actor Valder Bastos, who is well known as drag queen Tchaka. “We are fighting against different types of prejudice: racism, homophobia. We are here together to show there are plenty of us.” More