The largest gay pride parade in the world will celebrate its 23rd anniversary when the São Paulo LGBT Pride Parade takes over the city on Sunday, June 23, 2019.
The theme of the 2019 parade will be a commemoration of the 50 year anniversary of the Stonewall Riots. Past parades have attracted over 3 million people took to the streets of Sao Paulo, according to estimates.
(Click to launch our Google Map of the parade route including landmarks of gay Sao Paulo.)
In the days leading up to the parade, São Paulo (already one of the most gay-friendly cities in Latin America) explodes with gay activities. By day, “gayborhoods” like Frei Caneca and Largo do Arouche fill with couples. And by night, nightclubs like The Week are packed. We will update this page with a full schedule for the 2018 pride parade when it becomes available.
For those searching for air/hotel packages, Expedia offers some of the lowest rates for package deals to São Paulo. Europeans, Americans, and visitors who are already in South America have a number of inexpensive options.
Hotels & Gay-Friendly Places to Stay
South America’s largest city offers hundreds of great places to stay. Here’s our short list of hotels you can enjoy your stay for pride weekend.
Pride Week 2019 Schedule
Film festivals, art exhibits, nightclub events, and even walks in the park! The weeks before the actual parade on Sunday, June 23rd will have something for everyone. Bookmark vamosgay.com/saopaulo for a full agenda as the parade date approaches.
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Saunas & Sex
Every sex club, cinema, and sauna will be very active for Pride Week. We’ve listed them all on one page. Dive in!
Photos from Pride 2018
*Note for American visitors in 2018: Travel to Brazil requires a visa. Get visa info you will need in time for June’s pride parade from the U.S. State Department website.