Take a break from the concrete jungle of São Paulo and ride to the sands of LGBT-friendly Santos, Guarujá, and São Vicente. ⚕️ Updated September 2020: Beaches have officially reopened following months of COVID-19 quarantine. Nightclubs and saunas remain closed, but gay-friendly beach stands like Quiosque da Cris are open for drinks on the sand. Continue reading Gay São Vicente, Santos, Guarujá – Guide to the São Paulo Coast→
⚕️ Coronavirus News Update: Early in the COVID-19 pandemic, the organizers of São Paulo’s Pride parade announced that the event (originally scheduled for June 14), would be re-scheduled for November 29. However, as optimism for a quick recovery faded, the group declared the 2020 parade is cancelled and announced the date for the event in 2021.
On Sunday, June 6, 2021, the largest gay pride parade in the world will celebrate its 24th anniversary. Past parades have attracted over 3 million people took to the streets of Sao Paulo, according to estimates. In 2021, the city of Sao Paulo will also push back its Carnival celebration from February to an undetermined date in June.
In the days leading up to the parade, São Paulo (already one of the most gay-friendly cities in Latin America) explodes with gay activities. By day, “gayborhoods” like Frei Caneca and Largo do Arouche fill with couples. And by night, nightclubs like The Week are packed.
Watch the Replay: Pride Parade 2019
The theme of the 2019 parade was a commemoration of the 50 year anniversary of the Stonewall Riots.
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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.
⚕️ Coronavirus News Update: The organizers of São Paulo’s Pride parade announced that the event previously scheduled for Sunday, June 14th has been cancelled, and the official new date is Sunday, November 29, 2020.
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.
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Learn more about the diverse “gayborhoods” of São Paulo.
Within one year, this new addition to the Largo do Arouche gayborhood has become the hot spot for drag performances, strippers, and even on occasion, live musicians.
Drag mistresses of ceremony Kylie Hickmann and Cris Tower keep the energy friendly and the entertainers moving. Carolina’s Bar is popular with groups who often come before midnight to drink and have a good time with friends at the tables surrounding the stage.
Fans of Bar Queen‘s playfully erotic stage shows will find many familiar faces (and other body parts) at Carolina’s nightly parties since performers often work both bars.
Carolina’s is a safe bet if you’re visiting downtown Sao Paulo and are looking for some good drinks, sexy go-go boys, and great time.