Brazilians are participating in Sao Paulo’s 16th annual gay pride parade on skyscraper-lined Avenida Paulista, in the heart of the city. Many wear extravagant costumes and dance to the beat of music blasting from more than a dozen sound trucks, AP reported.
Organisers claimed this is among the biggest parade in the world, with around 3 million participants.
Some 2,400 police and security guards are on hand for the event, local news media say. No major problems have been reported.