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.

Bruno Da Gama, Shakira's New Song, Arcade Fire, And Rio de Janeiro


To Get You Through The Weekend: Rio de Janeiro 40 Graus



The boys of 40 Graus Models photographed by Robert Voltaire. View more after the jump.

Hot Time: Calazans, Lacchine, And Rio In Russian Glamour




The July issue of Russian Glamour features a story shot in Rio de Janeiro by Giampaolo Sgura, in line with the editorial featured in Italian Glamour last month.

(Image Source: WLM)

Exclusively At Made In Brazil: I Left My Heart In Rio



Made In Brazil has a first look at the sizzling hot story shot in Rio by Vicente de Paulo for the July issue of Attitude. View more exclusive images from the editorial after the jump.

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