With the FIFA World Cup in 2014 and the upcoming Rio 2016 Summer Olympics this year, Brazil has proven to the world that it’s become a world-class venue for some of the most awaited international events. But more than tourism, Brazil has aspired for its monumental place in social change. Brazilian mega cities like Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo have made their mark in the LGBT+ community as two of the most LGBT-friendly urban spaces in the world.
Why we call it Pride
Pride is often seen as a character flaw. Too much pride is equated to an excess of ego, the dangers of arrogance and narcissism. For us in the LGBT+ community, however, pride takes on a whole new meaning