Sao Paulo - Post Report Question and Answers

Is this a good city for LGBT expatriates? Why or why not?

In my opinion yes. Although, I can't begin to know what challenges might be faced. From what I have seen there seems to be a wide acceptance of all people in the LGBTQ community. - May 2021

Very LGBT friendly. - Apr 2021

Maybe the best in Latin America. Close your eyes and imagine it and it's hear for LGBT people. Pride parade is one of the biggest in the world. Certain neighborhoods seem to be predominantly LGBT-oriented/occupied. The nightlife is great. However, there are concerns with the new government's attitudes towards LGBT people and with high levels of violence against trans people. - Aug 2019

Sao Paulo is excellent for the LGBT community and has one of the largest Pride parades in the world. - Nov 2017

Yes. Biggest Pride parade in the world is in Sao Paulo. - Apr 2017

Yep, there's a fantastic gay scene. - Apr 2017

Yes! See: - Jan 2017

Yes. Brazil and the United States have similar attitudes toward gays and lesbians: generally positive, moving in the right direction, but not perfect. The U.S. Consulate has a large gay community and supportive allies. - Aug 2015

Yes. - Aug 2013

There is a visible gay community in Sao Paulo, and there are many gay-friendly bars and clubs. The city hosts a very well-attended gay pride parade every year. However, there are incidences of hate crimes committed on occasion. - Dec 2012

Sao Paulo has one of the biggest Gay Pride Parades in the world, so yes. - Jan 2012

Yes - Jan 2012

Yes. - Jan 2012

Yes. - Oct 2008

It's got to be one of the best, outside of San Francisco. Very open GLBT community here, an enormous GLBT parade, which drew 3.5 million people last year. Brazilian girls say the gay clubs play the best music in the city. One gay friend of mine had no trouble finding a new boyfriend the same day he arrived. - Aug 2008

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