|Photo: Mauro Paim|
On their agenda: more visibility and political inclusiveness for women; a new society free from all prejudice and respectful to diversity and people’s sexual orientation; an end to violence against women and more down-to-earth demands like medicines for sick inmates at the local women’s detention center.
The same park was the backdrop for this year’s mini gay pride parade, named Disobey! which took place in June.
Many couples danced to Brazilian music and exchanged affectionate kisses. Bystanders, gay and straight, long used to watching scenes like this, joined in the action and sambaed away to Nilce's superb performance popular Brazilian hits.
Porto Alegre is now famous for its gay-friendly atmosphere and proud of its many achievements regarding gay rights.