250,000 People At Gay Pride In Rio, A Teenager Shot After The Parade


Even though the organization of the event claims that over one million people attented yesterday's 15th Annual Gay Pride parade in Rio de Janeiro, official numbers have the number at 250,000 people. The theme of the parade this year was again the fight for the approval of the bill created in 2006 that would criminalize homophobia.

19-year-old student Douglas Igor Marques Luiz was reportedly shot by military officers after the parade yesterday in the Arpoador area. According to this morning news, the young man was hanging out the by rocks in Arpoador with two friends when they were approached violently by men in uniform. The military officers allegedly harassed the three young men and fired a gun, hitting one of them in stomach. Two of the boys managed to run away and were not hurt. The 19-year-old student is in the hospital and will have to undergo surgery. He is in stable condition, and said he will be able to identify the officer who shot at him. The Military issued a statement this morning claiming that no guns were fired by a military officer in the area surrounding the accident.

View pictures of yesterday's parade in Copacabana here.

Dolce & Gabbana, Ricky Martin, Marc Jacobs And Gay Pride In Rio


  • Isabeli Fontana, Alessandra Ambrósio, and Izabel Goulart will star in the upcoming Dolce & Gabbana spring 2011 ad campaign.
  • Chanel opened a store at Shopping Iguatemi in São Paulo this week. Burberry will be opening a store at Iguatemi as well on November 30.
  • Watch an interview with Caroline Trentini.
  • Ricky Martin talks about his desire to be able to get married in America.
  • Madonna speaks to Ellen about anti-gay bullying.
  • Marc Jacobs in drag on the cover of Industrie.
  • Photographer Marcelo Krasilcic takes on Lady Gaga in the second issue of Candy. (nsfw)
  • Model Thiago Santos has started a blog.
  • The 18th Festival MixBrasil de Cinema opens tonight in São Paulo. François Sagat is in town for the screening of Bruce LaBruce's LA Zombie, which should be reason enough to check out the festival. For the complete schedule, click here.
  • Rio de Janeiro was voted Sexiest Place On Earth at this year's TripOut Gay Travel Awards.
  • Monday is (another) national holiday in Brazil, and the weekend is loaded with parties. Rio is hosting its 15th Annual Gay Pride parade this Sunday. If you happen to be in the city, don't miss another edition of the Buati party at Erotika on Friday, DJ Tony Moran spinning at The Week on Saturday night, and The Original Brazilian Pool Party at Clube Internacional de Regatas on Sunday afternoon.
  • If you are spending the holiday weekend in São Paulo, I highly recommend checking out Balada Mixta on Saturday night. If you are more in the mood for a circuit party, The Week will be hosting its much talked about Acqua Play party at a water park on Sunday afternoon with guest DJs Tony Moran and Peter Rauhofer. It looks like it will be a lot of fun.

UMF Brazil, Rocinha Gay Pride, Kanye West, And Anna Dello Russo

  • The Ultra Music Festival (or UMF), one of the biggest dance music events on the planet, will be landing in Brazil on November 6. The event will take place at Chácara do Jockey in São Paulo, with over 40 different attractions, including Fatboy Slim, Above & Beyond, Groove Armada, Kaskade, Gui Boratto, Carl Cox, Moby, Fedde Le Grand, and many more. Nightclub The Week will be part of the event, with a VIP area hosted by gay website Vipado, and international DJs John Shelvin, Eric Starsee, and Ralphi Rosario. Tickets are available online at Ingresso Rápido.
  • If you are in São Paulo this coming Friday, do not miss another edition of the Buati party at Lionsclub.
  • Rocinha, the largest favela in Rio, held its first Gay Pride Parade yesterday. 50,000 people attended the event, and there were no reports of fights or attacks during the event.
  • Dan Savage and Jim McGreevey on Joy Behar.
  • Models.com interviews Anna Dello Russo.
  • Francisco Lachowski for GQ Russia, and Lucas Mascarini by Giampolo Sgura for GQ Style Italy.
  • Why is twitter so popular in Brazil?
  • Got 35 minutes to spare? Here is the full length version of Kanye West's latest ego trip entitled Runaway. A shorter 8-minute version of the film is also available.

Over 3 Million People At São Paulo Gay Pride



Official numbers haven't been released yet, but it is estimated that 3.2 million people attended the 14th Annual São Paulo Gay Pride Parade yesterday at Avenida Paulista.

According to São Paulo Turismo or SPTuris, Gay Pride is the event that brings the largest number of tourists to the city, with over 400,000 national and international tourists in town for the weekend, spending approximately R$ 827 each.

More pictures of the parade and links after the jump.

Lea T, Rodiney Santiago, Francisco Lachowski, And São Paulo Gay Pride

  • Brazilian transsexual and current face of Givenchy Lea T is featured in this month's Italian Vanity Fair. Gorgeous.
  • There is a Brazilian in the cast of Logo's new "gay housewives" show. His name is Rodiney Santiago, and according to Gawker his claim to fame is dating Reichen Lehmkuhl, also obviously in the show.
  • An extra dose of pictures of Francisco Lachowski at the shows in Rio this past week.
  • Edilson Nascimento in Made In Brazil Magazine #1.
  • Caroline Trentini by Fabio Bartelt.
  • Watch the new Eclipse TV spot.
  • Last night's AmfAR Gala in New York.
  • The 14th Annual São Paulo Gay Pride Parade this weekend is expected to bring in about R$ 200 million in revenue, with 3 million people expected at the parade this year. If you plan on attending, I recommend going on the early side around 1 or 2 in the afternoon, and not staying until very late for safety reasons. For Made In Brazil's Party Guide for Gay Pride weekend, click here.

Representing Some Of Brazil's Hottest New DJs


H&H Entretenimento, resposible for last year's Hell & Heaven festival, is launching a talent management division called H&H Bookings. The new division will manage the national and international career of DJs Felipe Lira, Ana Paula, Rodrigo Patricio, André Garça, and André Queiroz, and is already working on  DJ Ana Paula's upcoming tour Take Me Higher in support of her new album.

H&H Bookings is presenting their five DJs tonight with a party at Cartel Club in São Paulo. Felipe Lira is also spinning today at Café com Vodka at Sonique Bar for São Paulo Gay Pride.

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