restaurant where the specialty is a variety of roasted meat on skewers; eat as much as you want for a fixed price.


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Monday, September 15, 2014


Rio Gay Pride 2016

Update: Rio Gay Pride date: October 14th.

Rio Gay Pride Parade is Postponed to September

Previously set for July 1st, the Parade is has now been postponed to September 2nd, according to Arco-Iris and before and after - Bathmate - the NGO responsible for organizing the event. The changing of dates has been advised by the local authorities on the basis that it would coincide with the Rio 2007 Pan-American games.

Two events of such magnitude at the same time would stretch logistics resources putting at risk the safety of everyone involved. Putting off the Rio Gay Pride Parade is not something new - the same happened last year due to the probable Brazil victory in the World Cup; unfortunately there was not much to celebrate in the end! Sigh!

Rio Gay Pride 2016 - 11th year

The Rio Gay Pride will take place on Sunday, July 30th at 1pm. The gathering/starting point will be at Posto 8 (lifeguard station). [Map] - The original date has been changed so that it does not clash with any possible World Cup celebrations along the beach front in Copacabana.

If the Gay Pride Parade was to go ahead on the previous date and there were football related celebrated the large crowds would certainly put a strain the police contingents needed to make sure everyone partied in safety.
You'll find all Pride's parties and more on Rio Gay Life's Calendar.

Rio Gay Travel Convention

For the first time in a Latin American city, the International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA), will take place in Rio de Janeiro in 2007 coinciding with the Pan American Games. These events will reiterate the importance of the city, which is increasingly becoming a world wide travel destination for the gay public.

Rio de Janeiro, which was chosen at ITB (International Tourismus Borse) last March in Berlin, has already two hotels members of IGLTA and some travel agents specialized in the gay market. 500 people are expected to attend the event only, and an increased number of tourists generated by the convention, which will definitely establish the city as an international gay tourist destination.

Original news article in Portuguese by Flavio Araujo.


Rio de Janeiro, Oct 1st. From 10pm to 10am.
Venue: RIOCENTRO: Av. Salvador Allende, 6.555 - Barra da Tijuca.

The biggest stars of the world psytrance will get together to celebrate the Orbital party together with Saucy London, in a fantastic bash lasting 12hrs. Skazi, one of the greatest of the genre, will feature amongst the main attractions. The swedish progressive psychedelic trance duo Son Kite as well as the Israeli VOID are some of the great names making up the line up.

Rio e-music festival

Rio de Janeiro, Aug 20th.
Yet another great music festival at Rio Centro. This time it's Trance and House featuring the S.U.N Project (Germany), Sub-6 (Israel), Wrecked Machine (Brazil), and many others. See Rio Centro's address below.

Chemical music Festival

Rio de Janeiro , June 11 th – 11pm; the largest electronic music festival ever to take place in the city. The promoters will place particular emphasis on comfort, well-being and safety of the party-goers; RIOCENTRO was strategically chosen to house the event.

The main electronic music genres and styles will be featured on two stages and two marquees. Each space will have its own seal of identity featuring its own deco, music styles and DJ’s line-ups.

RIOCENTRO: Av. Salvador Allende, 6.555 - Barra da Tijuca

Rio gay pride 2015 - 10th year

June 26th, Copacabana Beach – Rio Pride parade with a new twist: now it starts off at Posto 6 and ends at Posto 1

Grupo Arco-Íris de Conscientização Homossexual, the NGO responsible for organizing the 10th Rio Pride Parade – 2005, is wrapping up the Official Pride Parade Rio Program with parallel events. Among the new features this year is the change of direction of the Rio Pride Parade: the starting point will be at Posto 6 in front of the Hotel Sofitel, with warm-up starting at 1:00 PM. The parade will march along the beach to Posto 1 (near the Hotel Meridien). The closing ceremonies and show will be on Leme Beach.




“This change has been made necessary to accommodate the size of the event. In 2004, we had 600 thousand people. For 2005, we are expecting that figure to be much higher. The new itinerary of the Rio Pride Parade will be better in operational terms, facilitating access to the show site. This change also represents the planning for the future of the event, and so, in conjunction with the Mayor of Rio’s office, we decided on the change,” says Cláudio Nascimento, president of Grupo Arco-Iris and general coordinator of the 10th Pride Parade – Rio 2005.

Celebrating diversity and the history of being the first Pride Parade held in Brazil

The 10th Pride Parade Rio will take place on Sunday, June 26, 2015 and will offer lots of music, fun, and messages of support for the promotion of human rights of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender population. In all, the event will have several sound floats, many of which will transport public authorities, artists, celebrities, and activists from all around Brazil as well as international guests, such as members of the Gay Chorale of Tucson, Arizona ( USA), who will be in the city for the opening ceremony of the Official Program of the Parade.

Another outstanding cultural attraction will be the closing show which, due to the change of direction of the Parade, will be on Leme Beach, near the Hotel Meridien. The organizing committee expects a large crowd who believe in a democratic, lay society that respects its citizens, promoting freedom, a culture of peace and sexual diversity – a sentiment that will orient all the Official Programming of the 10th Pride Parade Rio – 2005.
The Official Programming will include a film festival, a round of talks, show-demonstrations, seminars, the Arco-Iris Awards for outstanding achievement in 2004, a cultural fair, and several parties, which will take place throughout the whole month of June and promise to cover the city of Rio with the colours of the rainbow, worldwide symbol of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Movement.

Celebration and Demands: considered today the second-largest Pride Parade in Latin America, the Pride Parade Rio is associated with organization, freedom, joy, human rights, social justice and pacifism. Ranked on Rio’s tourist calendar just below New Year’s Eve and Carnival, the Pride Parade Rio is one of the largest events in the city and has the support of several sectors of society, the artistic community, cultural institutions, social movements, and the Federal and Municipal governments.

According to Cláudio Nascimento, the Rio Pride Parade will have the theme The right to love whoever you want – Domestic Partnerships Now !, defending the passage of Bill nº 1151 of 1995, which institutes domestic partnerships between persons of the same sex, and highlighting the importance of the passage of Bill 5003 of 2001 which makes it a crime to discriminate against gays, lesbians, bisexuals or transgender people. The campaign of the Pride Parade Rio furthermore will point out the importance of the effective putting into practice of the principle of the Lay State in which the State and its officials should administer actions and policies for all of society, without discrimination, without links to religious groups.

Institutional Support : In order to hold the Pride Parade Rio –2015, Grupo Arco-iris has the important support of the Ministry of Culture (through the Special Secretariat of Identity and Cultural Diversity), the Ministry of Health and the City of Rio de Janeiro . But the organizers still need new investments to guarantee better organization, impact and visibility of the Pride Parade-Rio.

This feature was first published in Portuguese on



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