has long been one of the most popular destinations in Latin America for
gays and lesbian travelers. Of course, its beautiful beaches, fantastic
cities, and wild parties appeal to all sorts of travelers, but the
nation's recent tradition of openness and equality has been accepted as
an open invitation by the GLBT community, only recently beginning to
enjoy full acceptance in the region.
After Brazil's military dictatorship dissolved in 1985, the new
democracy was eager to guarantee the population, including gays and
lesbians, full civil rights under the law; equality was enshrined in the
1989 Constitution. Dozens of civil rights benchmarks have since been
made in Brazil, home to the largest GLBT event in the world, the São Paulo Gay Pride Parade, which attracts more than 4 million visitors annually.
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