Tuesday, November 16, 2010

The 15th Gay Parade

Last Sunday the 15th Gay Parade took place at Copacabana Beach, with almost 1 million of participants! The event, considered the 5th biggest one in the world, was organized again by the Arco-Íris (rainbow) Group, one of the pioneers in the fight for the gays, lesbians, travesties and transsexuals’ rights. It had also the support of the Municipal Government. The parade had the main purpose of demanding the approval of the law 122/06 that will consider as crime all kinds of discrimination and prejudice against homosexuals. The project is being studied by the Senate, but it is suffering a great resistance from some religious sectors. On the other hand, thanks God, Brazilians in general welcome people from different religions, beliefs, colors, nationalities, sexual orientations and even the fans of the different football teams!!!

Neste último domingo aconteceu a 15ª Parada do Orgulho Gay na praia de Copacabana, com quase 1 milhão de participantes! O evento, considerado o 5º maior do mundo, foi organizado mais uma vez pelo Grupo Arco-Íris, um dos pioneiros na luta a favor dos direitos dos gays, lésbicas, travestis e transexuais. O governo Municipal também deu o seu apoio. A parada teve como principal propósito a aprovação do projeto de lei 122/06 que vai considerar como crime todo tipo de descriminação e preconceito contra os homossexuais. O projeto está sendo estudado pelo Senado, mas tem sofrido uma grande resistência por parte de alguns setores religiosos. Por outro lado, graças a Deus, o povo brasileiro em geral dá boas-vindas às pessoas de diferentes religiões, crenças, cores, nacionalidades, orientações sexuais e até mesmo aos torcedores de diferentes times de futebol!!!




For a world without racism, machismo and homophobia











6 comments:

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Vania Moreira said...

É só ver lá... ;o)

nothingprofound said...

Copacabana Beach-the very words are music to my ears. What a wonderful turnout and event. I'm glad Rio is such an open and inviting place.

Vania Moreira said...

Yes Marty, I’m glad too! And I’m proud to live in a country that welcomes everyone! You know, we are yet far from the First World in many social, educational and economical aspects, but on the other hand, Brazilians could teach many developed countries how to really live in harmony! Once, a friend of mine who is Jewish (and has a restaurant that serves Arabic food!) told me that he’d like to invite Jewish and Palestine people to spend one week, only one week in Rio, specifically in “Saara” - a place in downtown with many shops and restaurants that sell good stuff with good prices – to learn how to be benevolent, patient open-minded and easygoing (literally, HIS words!). Why so? Because in “our” Saara Jewish and Palestine people live and sell their products together, in total peace and friendship, they are neighbors for ages! For me, this is really awesome!

robert said...

Hmmm... ! I'm not agree with such of prjects. Sexuality must be something ... intimate, not public.

Vania Moreira said...

Hi dear Robert!
I do respect your opinion, always, and agree with you that sexuality must be something intimate, but I think that there’s a misunderstanding here: the project’s discussion is not a matter of sexuality, but of discrimination, violence, abuse and even crime, because many people are injured or even killed because of this (sexual preference) and only because of this!!! In my opinion, no one must be treated with violence, intolerance and abuse because of his/her sexual preference or because of his/her color, belief, religion, nationality, football team (I’m joking :o)!
And you know, sexuality must be intimate, but issues concerning sexual education and sexual rights must be discussed by the entire society in order to avoid many crimes.