Thousands of people marched, danced and celebrated in Rio de Janeiro's gay pride parade on Sunday, packing Copacabana Beach despite the ultra-conservative mayor's opposition to the event. With Mayor Marcelo Crivella -- an evangelical Christian -- in office, it was the first time in 22 years that city funds were barred from paying for part of the parade. Private businesses did chip in to try to keep the march funded, but there were only six floats in the parade, down from 12 last year, when 600,000 people participated. Music giants on hand included singer Daniela Mercury, a local LGBT icon, and Pabllo Vittar, the current queen of drag. Concerts were held through the afternoon.
November 19 / Digital Journal