Sao Paulo boasts one of the largest gay scenes in Brazil. The Sao Paulo annual gay pride parade is one of the largest in the world, drawing a crowd of three million. Even during down-time, walking around the Jardim Paulista district you’ll see elegant restaurants, swanky shops, cocktail lounges and the gays and lesbians who frequent them. Sao Paulo LGBTQ+ scent has a more alternative feel than the extravaganza associated with Rio. Megaclubs with glowing go-go boys, electro DJ’s and after hours are popular, but so are restaurant bars with live music, cheap drinks and drag shows.