House Approves Sao Paulo Straight Pride Day
The Municipality of São Paulo approved on Tuesday (2) the bill 294/2005, Alderman Carlos Apolinario (DEM), establishing in the town, the Straight Pride Day. The project depends only sanction of the mayor of São Paulo, Gilberto Kassab, to become law.
The text proposes that the date should be celebrated every third Sunday of the month of December. The bill establishes that the date will appear on the official calendar of the city and says it will be up to the Municipality of São Paulo “raise awareness and encourage the public to safeguard the morals and good customs.”
Author of the project, Councilman Carlos Apolinario said the bill is not against the gay community. “I appeal for respect for the gay human figure,” he said. Apolinario said the project was only one way to speak out against “excesses and privileges” for the gay community. He said one of the privileges is the realization of LGBT Parade at Avenida Paulista while the March for Jesus was moved to the area north of the city.
Ah yes, the excesses of being internationally persecuted because of the way you were born and the privilege of lacking the same equal rights as your heterosexual neighbors. It’s about time someone spoke out against the unfair advantages awarded to LGBT Brazilians!
Mayor Gilberto Kassab must now decide whether to veto the bizarre proposal or let it pass.