Official numbers haven't been released yet, but it is estimated that 3.2 million people attended the 14th Annual São Paulo Gay Pride Parade yesterday at Avenida Paulista.
According to São Paulo Turismo or SPTuris, Gay Pride is the event that brings the largest number of tourists to the city, with over 400,000 national and international tourists in town for the weekend, spending approximately R$ 827 each.
More pictures of the parade and links after the jump.
I did not attend a single Pride related event this year, but I've heard from friends that the parties were a lot less crowded than in previous years. I have read very few reports about theft and violence at the parade so far, so hopefully things are starting to take a new direction at the parade in terms of public security. Fyi, the city spent R$ 1 million at the event this year, and only R$ 600K last year.
If you attended the parade or any of the parties this weekend and would like to share your pictures or videos with other Made In Brazil readers, feel free to email me.