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Sao Paulo Skateboard Gang Arrested for Murding Gay Teen

By Jason St. Amand | Monday Feb 3, 2014
Sao Paulo police arrested a gang of skateboarders recently who have been accused of killing a gay teenager. Authorities are also linking the group to a series of robberies targeting members of the city’s LGBT community.

Inspired By Tom Daley, Brazilian Diver Comes Out

By Jason St. Amand | Monday Jan 13, 2014
Brazilian diver Ian Matos came out as gay Monday, saying he was inspired to make his announcement because of British Olympic diver Tom Daley’s video, which went viral late last year.

World Cup Hotels Costlier Than Olympics in Brazil

By Tales Azzoni | Friday Jan 3, 2014
Hotel rooms are expected to cost almost 50 percent more in Rio de Janeiro during the upcoming World Cup soccer tournament than when the city will host the 2016 Olympics.

130 Same-Sex Couples Tie the Knot in Brazil

By Jason St. Amand | Monday Dec 9, 2013
One hundred thirty same-sex couples married in a mass wedding at Rio de Janeiro’s Superior Court on Sunday.

Gay Pride Revelers in Brazil Pack Copacabana Beach

Sunday Oct 13, 2013
Rio de Janeiro’s famed Copacabana beach has been packed with tens of thousands of revelers taking part in the city’s gay pride parade.

Brazil the Easy Way: Kicking Back in Florianopolis

By Dan Allen | Friday Sep 27, 2013
Florianopolis (or Floripa as everyone knows it in Brazil) is not only where upscale Brazilians go when they want a nice holiday, it’s also one of the fastest-rising destinations in the country for international travelers.

Brazil To Test New HIV Vaccine on Rhesus Monkeys

By Winnie McCroy | Friday Aug 23, 2013
Brazilian scientists announced they will begin testing a new HIV vaccine on monkeys later this year.

Brazil Court Convicts 3 For Rape of American

Friday Aug 16, 2013
Rio de Janeiro court convicted three men Thursday in the gang rape of an American woman aboard a public transit van that shocked Brazil and made headlines around the world.

Brazil Army Must Recognize Same-Sex Civil Union

Friday Aug 9, 2013
A court has ordered Brazil’s Army for the first time to recognize a same-sex civil union between a sergeant and his companion.

Uruguay’s Same-Sex Marriage Law Takes Effect

By EDGE | Monday Aug 5, 2013
Today Rodrigo Borda and Sergio Miranda became the first same-sex couple to register to marry in Uruguay, just hours after the law legalizing gay marriage took effect in the country. The couple plans to marry in September.