A Semana: Steroids, Fashion, Art, and Pride

A new campaign against the use of steroids was launched this week, in an attempt to educate gay men about the side effects of steroids. It is the first of its kind in the country.

A diamond-encrusted platinum skull by Damien Hirst will go on sale for $99 million in London.

Always innovative, Galeria Melissa in São Paulo got a new exterior makeover with an instalation by Base-V. The fall line of the famous jelly sandals is already available at the flagship store at Oscar Freire.

Model Hana Soukupova is scheduled to make an appearance at the Salinas fashion show in Rio next week.

Gisele is set to open the Colcci show next Tuesday in Rio wearing a sequined jumpsuit.

Openly gay screenwriter Gilberto Braga claimed that a gay kiss is not in the works for the primetime soap Paraíso Tropical because it would be "too gratuitous." I disagree.

Gay Day at amusement park Hopi Hari in São Paulo expects to draw 18 thousand people this year. There will be DJs on the ferris wheel, as well as drag performances headlined by the incredibly funny Silvetty Montilla.

Girasol party promises to be one of the biggest gay pride events this year. 20 thousand people are expect at Clube de Regatas Tietê on June 9, a day before the parade. Attractions include 20 Brazilian DJs, and 3 imported ones: Brett Henrichsen, Eric Cullenberg, and Ronen Mizrahi. Expect tons of go-go boys from the biggest clubs in the city, major drag performances, and an area devoted to the girls courtesy of Farol Madalena. It starts at 10 am, and ends twelve hours later. I am definitely attending.

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