It might surprise you to learn that Brazil is not a safe place for the LGBT+ community.
The figures speak for themselves: According to the Los Angeles Times homophobic or transphobic attacks in Brazil number close to one a day.
LGBT rights group Grupo Gay da Bahia revealed that in 2014 326 lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transsexuals were killed in attacks; with the highest number of deaths occurring in São Paulo state.
To capture the worlds attention and raise awareness about what is happening in Brazil Felippe Canale and his boyfriend Marlon Moro went down to one of São Paulo’s avenues – Avenida Paulista – and took their clothes off.
See full article here!
For the full Shoot, click here!
The most famous and one of the oldest saunas in Rio De Janeiro has been sold. Pointe 202 has been a staple in the gay Rio community for many years. It is conveniently located in Copacabana Beach and it often called one of the busiest saunas in Brazil.
The new owners are the same guys as own Meio Munido.
Check out the conversation on the BoyToy forums!
Address: Rua Siqueira Campos, 202 – Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro – RJ, 22031-070, Brazil
Meio Mundo is rent boy city! Plus stripper shows, private room and a cafe that serves food. Note, however, that if you are going here, take a taxi, and have them call you a taxi when you leave – it may be fun inside, but it’s a bit sketchy outside. However, for those that are familiar with the area, it is fairly easy to get to the subway. The area is always packed with people and the streets are usually busy. However, just outside the doors, I have always been able to find a taxi quickly.
Meio Mundo does not have showers inside their rooms. It is not as nice as many of the other saunas in Rio but it is always full of boys and usually more twinks here than any other sauna. It is for this reason, this has been my favorite for the last 2 trips.
Termas Meio Mundo | Rua Teófilo Otoni, 18 | 21 2233-0930
Manaus is not the typical place that gay tourists go. But, the city is filled with delightful things to see and do and the rainforests and the Amazon beckon you! Check out our Gay Manaus Guide!
To the north of the country lies a great city by the sea that has tons of saunas, rentboys and truly amazing gay life! Check out our Gay Fortaleza Guide for Gay Brazil!
Florinopolis is not one of the cities that many people think of when they are planning a gay vacation to Brazil. But, it is one of the best gay destinations in the South American country. Check out our Gay Florianopolis Guide!
Be sure to check out the newly updated Gay Curitiba Guide!
Rio de Janeiro Gay Sauna
This sauna has all the usual facilities that a great Brazilian sauna has, including a video room with comfy seating and a dark room. Their cabins are notable for being almost hotel-like and very clean. But it also has a full-fledged cabaret-style nightclub in it, as well as a more chill bar and an outdoor bar area as well. A lot of boytoys come here and the escorts are in red towels for efficient cruising.
Club 117 is in the Gloria area and it is safe and very easy to get either a taxi or the subway. Walk down the street (down hill) to the first street and go right. There is a taxi stand right there. You can also easily find the subway to take you to other areas in Rio. There are several little food vendors in the area that are cheap and quite good. If you go out of Club 117 and turn left to go down the hill, you will find several wonderful little Brazilian outdoor cafe like food stands. Turn the corner and there is a plethora of taxis waiting for you and they all love taking gringos to Copacabana and other places near the beach!
The rooms, the atmosphere and the abundance of boytoys make 117 one of the best places to spend a late afternoon or early evening in Gay Rio!
Club 117 | R. Cândido Mendes, 117 | 21 2252-0160 |
Be sure to check out our city guide to Gay Belo Horizonte! It is a great city!