November 30, 2013

Gay Pride Parade in Recife

Recife has a gay pride celebration each year in September and the parade goes along the Boa Viagem - right in front of our apartment building.  It's one of my favorite events of the year!

The are many tricoelectricos - giant buses / trucks / floats that house huge speakers playing music.

They're usually sponsored by a group or business.  Metropole is the gay club in town - it's awesome!  The folks who own it have partnered with the Consulate on various projects and are great people!

There's usually a stage on the top with people performing and dancing.

And then there are all the folks parading alongside the various floats.

The music is incredibly loud - but loads of fun.

People dress up in all manner of outfits.  It's one of the few times of year that you can be truly out.

 Folks are dancing in the streets!

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