A Semana: Gay Rights, Big Brother, Edilson, And Celine Dion

The exchange rate for the US dollar dropped 0.81% and closed at R$ 1.711 yesterday, the lowest exchange rate to the Brazilian real since May of 1999.

Am loving this: a 27-year-old from Pontal, in the countryside of São Paulo, was fined R$ 14,880 (or approximately USD$ 8,500) for calling an openly gay 48-year-old man a "fag" and throwing a beer can at him at a gas station. It is the first time this fine is put into practice by the State since the creation of law nº 10.948 back in 2001. FYI, the law ensures penalization for discriminatory behavior towards homosexuals, and up until this week all previous claims had been filed for lack of evidence. In this case, the police was actually on the scene.

Muscled Big Brother Brazil contestant Fernando, who was eliminated this week, says he may consider posing naked for a gay magazine.

After spending two hours locked in a glass box without moving last night, openly gay contestant Marcelo maintains his leader status on the show. However, the highlight of yesterday on Big Brother was watching Rafinha have to run out of the shower in a swimsuit to complete a stupid task.

Make sure to check out the pictures of Brazilian newcomer Edilson shot by Greg Vaughan. The kid is with Major in the US.

Givenchy is bringing sexy back by hiring Justin Timberlake as the face of its new men's fragrance.

Out magazine takes you through a day in the life of Andre J.

Jawbone Films puts together a gay rugby drinking party to sell earpieces.

Thought I was the only one obsessed with Celine Dion? Think again. Four Four takes Celine's insanity to a new level.

Comments

when fernando's nude photo spread comes out, i MUST HAVE IT!!!!!

eu trabalhei com o Andre J, quando tava la na Patricia Field, gente muuuito boa !!!!

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