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Rio de Janeiro Gay Pride 2017 Parade on November 19

Updated July 2017:
Good news for gay travelers!  As previously reported in April, the annual LGBT pride parade for one of the world’s most popular gay destinations was in jeopardy of cancellation as Brazil’s financial crisis continues.  However, we are happy to report that the parade will go on and is now scheduled for Sunday, October 15th.

Updated September 2017:
Yes, the parade organizers issued a statement one month before the scheduled date to inform the public the parade has been re-scheduled yet again.  As of now, the parade will take place on Sunday, November 19, 2017.  The week of festivities is set to begin on November 13th.

Plan your trip now with our guide to the top gay-friendly hotels and places to stay in Rio de Janeiro!  And check back for a full schedule of festivities once pride week events are confirmed.

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Hotels & Gay-Friendly Places to Stay in Lisbon

The current edition of the Lonely Planet Guide to Lisbon describes the Portuguese capital as a “city armed with Gothic grit and glamour” and we wholeheartedly agree.  Any visitor lucky enough to spend an extended stay in Lisbon should explore the historical charm of Belem, the modern attractions of Parque das Nações, and the hidden secrets of Graça.  However, our guide is focused on Lisbon’s central, most gay-friendly neighborhoods: Bairro Alto, Chiado, BaixaPrincipe Real, and Alfama.

Bairro Alto Hotel

Neighborhood: Bairro Alto
This 5-star boutique hotel features luxurious rooms with a flat-screen TV. Its terrace offers panoramic views of Lisbon and the Tagus River. A few blocks away from the best bars and restaurants in the gayborhood.
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The Late Birds Lisbon   ★ Editor’s Choice 2017

Neighborhood: Bairro Alto / Principe Real
From the moment you’re welcomed through the doors of this gay owned and operated men’s guesthouse you will immediately wantto extend your stay for even more time at the outdoor swimming pool, which includes a garden, a sun deck (pictured above) and a lounge bar.
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My Story Hotel Ouro

Neighborhood: Baixa
With a themed décor based on Portuguese tiles, the charming My Story Hotel Ouro occupies an 18th century building in the heart of the historic Baixa district of Lisbon. Its outdoor esplanade is on one of Lisbon’s traditional pedestrian streets.  Close to Baixa/Chiado metro station and within walking distance of popular tourist sights, shopping areas and the Bairro Alto gay nightlife.
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As Janelas Verde

Neighborhood: Estrela
Ok, this little gem is outside of our previously listed “gayborhoods” but it is the perfect place for the culture maven who chooses to skip the bar scene.  This romantic property is on the banks of the river Tagus near Lisbon’s Museum of Ancient Art and is perfect for exploring the city’s architectural wonders.
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Gay Guide to São Paulo

São Paulo is famous across the globe for its Parada do Orgulho, the largest gay pride parade in the world.  However, compared to its tropical brother Rio de Janeiro, foreigners know very little about Latin America’s largest and most populous city.

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Gay nightlife in Sampa, as São Paulo is also known, rivals major cities like New York and London. (One could even argue the city’s gay nightlife mecca The Week, pictured above, surpasses any gay club in the US or Europe.)  By day, São Paulo offers world-class gastronomy, visual arts, and architecture.

Dive in with the VamosGay 2017 Guide to São Paulo to plan your trip, unlock insider tips, and enjoy the best of the city!


Learn more about the diverse “gayborhoods” of São Paulo.

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Bars & Clubs

A to Z listing of every bar, lounge, and club in the city.

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Restaurants & Cafes

The 2017 hotlist of where to eat in a city full of options.

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Sex & Saunas

An up-to-date list of Sao Paulo’s hottest hot spots.

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Hotels & Airfare

Location, amenities, price, and gay-friendly!

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Places to Visit

Museums, parks, street fairs, and more.

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