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Brazil Celebrates One Of The World's Largest Gay Pride Parades

Organisers predicted there would be three million attendees.

19/06/2017 9:47 PM AEST | Updated 19/06/2017 9:47 PM AEST

Hundreds of thousands of people flocked to Brazil's Sao Paulo region to celebrate one of the world's largest gay pride parades on Sunday.

Organisers predicted three million people would attend the event, with photos showing the crowd canvassing ten city blocks.

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Organisers predicted there would be three million attendees

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It was the 21st Annual Sao Paulo Gay Pride Parade

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This year's theme advocated for the secularisation of the country.

It is the southeastern region's 21st pride parade, with this year's theme advocating secularism and curbing the religious threat to Brazil's LGBTQ+ community.

Despite marriage equality being (almost) legalised in 2013, statistics show a queer or transgender person has been killed every day in the past four and a half years, according to a 2016 New York Times Article.

There have also been attempts to introduce oppressive legislation, dubbed by the media as a "gay cure bill".

This Pride Parade had attendees chanting "Out Temer" and voicing their anti-Government sentiments against the current conservative President Michel Temer.

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People protested against the current conservative President Michel Temer.

Marchers carried large rainbow flags, with costumes and floats dominating the parade. There were also special performances, including Brazilian pop star Anitta singing at the event.

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