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.