By Advocate.com Editors
Originally published on Advocate.com November 19 2012 1:52 PM ET
Working the platform: A dancer entertains far above the crowded beach.
A man holds a banner reading, "I have the right to be gay and be Christian," during the Gay Pride parade at Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday.
Revelers pose for the cameras.
Exposed flesh was the rule, not the exception.
Yes, spontaneous dancing is encouraged.
Revelers strut for the crowd.
And these are only the daytime wings.
There is no such thing as a headdress that is too big.