Sao Paulo council calls for Heterosexual Pride Day
The city council of South America’s largest city, Sao Paulo, has adopted a legislation asking for a Heterosexual Pride Day to be celebrated on the 3rd Sunday of each year in December.
Carlos Apolinario, The legislation’s author, said the idea is "not anti-gay but a protest against the privileges the gay community enjoys."
As an example, he mentioned how Sao Paulo’s huge gay pride day parade is held every year on Paulista Avenue, one of the main thoroughfares in this city of 20 million people, while the March for Jesus organised by evangelical groups is not allowed on the same avenue.
"I respect gays and I am against any kind of aggression made against them," Apolinario said. "I have no trouble coexisting with gays as long as their behaviour is normal."
In a recent report, 260 gays were murdered last year in Brazil, up 113 % from five years earlier.