Thousands of Brazilians march in gay rights parade

Revellers take part in another LGBT Pride Parade in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on September 28, 2014Thousands of Brazilians took part Sunday in Rio de Janeiro’s 19th Gay Pride parade, speaking out against homophobia in a country that has seen years of violence targeting the gay community. “It is important that the population understands their rights and they express themselves against homophobia,” said Carlos Tufvesson, one of the event organizers. Brazil recorded 312 murders of people in the gay community in 2013.

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