PHOTOS: Let's Go to Rio (Pride)

By Advocate.com Editors

Originally published on Advocate.com October 14 2013 1:29 PM ET


Revelers gather during Rio de Janeiro's 18th Gay Pride Parade along Copacabana Beach Sunday. Brazil has an estimated 60,000 same-sex couples. In May it became the third country in Latin America to effectively approve same-sex marriage, via a court ruling, but a final law has yet to be passed.


Roadside Pride in Rio.


Sequin check: All OK!


Sun-kissed (or "something"-kissed) Brazilians celebrate.


Rodrigo Nascimento poses during Rio de Janeiro's 18th Gay Pride Parade along Copacabana Beach.


Taking a beach break.


Flexing their pride for the photographers.


Wearing a tie makes Pride much more formal, right?


Couple Nivea (left) and Claudia, together for seven years, pose during Rio de Janeiro's Gay Pride Parade.


Pride is a headdress.


Wearing wings on Rainbow Road.

Diane (right) and Juliana kiss on the beach break.


Bystanders watch next to a sign that says "Read the Bible."


Hey girl, happy Pride!


Pride is more passionate for some than for others.


An angel hovers over the crowd, giving his blessings to all.