Image courtesy of Edgar Costa
Different neighborhoods of Rio also have their own (smaller) gay pride parades. The more suburban replica of the event in the North Rio neighborhood of Madureira is a good alternative to the main celebration in Copacabana. The slightly more relaxed atmosphere is perfect to further immerse yourself with the local flavor through music and dancing (OK ... twerking) in the streets. After the march, the neighborhood club Papa G's party spills out into the street, inviting everyone to join the Pride celebrations.
This Copacabana cutie could be you ... or yours.
Images courtesy of Edgar Costa
Let your true colors show at Carnaval, February 18 - March 5. Image courtesy of Edgar Costa
Gay Clubs by Area
A kiss in Brazil can be equated with a "hello" in English. Images courtesy of Edgar Costa
Do: Make sure it’s a gay night when you visit, and you will find a young crowd devoted to rock and hip hop.
Don’t: Don’t attend a Fosfobox party if you’re claustrophobic and can’t handle your fellow dancers’ sweat mixing with your own.
Do: Visit the sauna on the top floor. Entry to the club is free after you visit the steam room to unwind and who knows what else.
Don’t: Expect to find a crowded club. Le Boy has seen better days but even though it’s not the club it used to be, it still hosts superb drag shows and special events worth your while, especially during Pride and Carnaval season.
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Into themed parties in intimate spaces? Fosfobox is for you.
Pardon? I couldn't hear you over the hype.
Do: Follow the crowd. Take your shirt off if the opportunity arises.
Don’t: Expect exciting conversations. The Week is that place to see and be seen. A fancy club with an international vibe where cariocas (Rio locals) go to take adorable selfies and show the world how cool they are.
Tudo bem, gostosa? Le Boy, Images courtesy of Edgar Costa
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