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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – More than 800,000 flocked to Copacabana Beach on Sunday to celebrate the 22nd edition of the LGBT Pride Parade, despite the lack of financial support from the city, according to...
By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Today, November 7th, Rio' State Bureau for Education, Valorization and Prevention starts to train security agents in using an application to help vulnerable groups. Launched by Rio's security forces, the...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The Brazilian judge who authorized on Monday (September 18th) psychologists to treat homosexuality stated on Thursday that the authorization does not mean that he sees homosexuality as a ‘disease’ or...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Rio de Janeiro has long been considered a popular landing spot for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community; and on Wednesday, September 28th, that reputation was cemented as...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – With the slogan “I was born like this, I was raised like this, I will always be like this: Respect me”, hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Today, November 16th, organizers predict that one million people will take to the streets of Copacabana in Rio de Janeiro for the city's 19th Gay Pride Parade. The parade...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – As celebrations of gay pride were held throughout the world on Saturday, June 28th, dozens of marchers also took to Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, to celebrate the...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – This Sunday, October 13th, Rio de Janeiro's 18th Gay Pride Parade will take over Copacabana Beach with its rainbow color and vibrant costumes. The parade will start at 1PM at...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The State of Rio High Court last week approved so-called "direct authorization" of same-sex civil marriages, making Rio one of eleven states which have approved gay marriage in Brazil,...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Authorities say 700,000 - organizers say 1.5 million - supporters swaddled in rainbow flags took to the streets of Copacabana in Rio’s Zona Sul (South Zone) for the city’s...
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