Tag Archives: gay pride

São Paulo LGBT Pride Parade 2018


The largest gay pride parade in the world will celebrate its 22nd anniversary when the São Paulo LGBT Pride Parade takes over the city on Sunday, June 3, 2018.   Event organizers are still debating the theme of the parade, but visitors can expect a fabulous mix of pride, politics, creativity, and fun.

Here’s a photo gallery of the highlights from past parades.  (Scroll down for travel information if you plan to visit the 2018 São Paulo LGBT Pride Parade.)

(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.

The theme of the parade will be Elections: Power for the LGBTI+ Our Vote, Our Voice and the objective is to utilize the movement to influence the upcoming Brazilian elections.  In 2017, over 3 million people took to the streets of Sao Paulo, according to parade estimates.

Getting There

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.

View airfare deals »

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.

View Gay-Friendly Hotels »

Where to Party / Pride Agenda 2018

Film festivals, art exhibits, nightclub events, and even walks in the park.  The week before the actual parade on SundayJune 3rd will have something for everyone.  Sign-up for our mailing list and be the first to know the full agenda!

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!

View Sao Paulo saunas and sex clubs »

*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.

Rio de Janeiro Gay Pride 2018

If you mark your calendar for Rio de Janeiro’s 2018 Pride Parade, perhaps you should mark it with a pencil, because you may have to erase it.

Rio’s 23rd annual LGBTI Pride Parade is currently scheduled for Sunday, June 24, 2018.

The past two years where difficult for Brazil, and particularly rough for the city of Rio de Janeiro, were the ongoing financial crisis crippled many institutions.  Financing for the pride parade fell through several times.  The parade was actually cancelled an rescheduled multiple times (which came as a shock to many travelers who booked flights and hotels.)

Join our VamosGay Rio mailing list and get the latest updates.

Plan your trip now with our guide to the top gay-friendly hotels and places to stay in Rio de Janeiro!  And check back for a full schedule of festivities once pride week events are confirmed.

View the VamosGay Guide to Rio »