Tag Archives: Brazil

This Is An Ad For Something [VIDEO]

Ad Age recaps: Think about “The Best a Man Can Get” and you don’t envision a guy hugging the porcelain goddess. But while ads featuring Olympic athletes usually show the glory, Gillette’s anthem video for the Summer Olympics breaking today instead focuses on the gritty, including what appears to be the first razor advertising that shows a guy throwing up. …

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BRAZIL: Rio Olympics Get Official Bug Spray Sponsor

Advertising Age reports: Here’s an Olympics sponsorship with major topical relevance: SC Johnson’s Off! has been named the official mosquito repellent of next month’s Summer Olympics games in Rio de Janeiro. SCJ said in a statement that it will distribute thousands of bottles of repellent to athletes, staff and volunteers at the games, which begin Aug. 5, amid an outbreak …

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BRAZIL: Russia’s Entire Track & Field Squad Banned From Rio Olympics Over Kremlin-Backed Doping

The New York Times reports: Russia’s track and field team has been barred from competing in this summer’s Rio Games because of a far-reaching doping conspiracy, an extraordinary punishment that might be without precedent in Olympics history. The global governing body for track and field, known as the I.A.A.F., announced the decision on Friday, ruling that Russia had not done …

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BRAZIL: Two Million Attend Sao Paulo Pride [VIDEO]

Fox News Latino reports: The Sao Paulo Gay Pride Parade on Sunday celebrated two decades of the struggle for equal rights by Brazil’s homosexual community, this time including thousands of participants focused on urging Congress to speed up the debate on the Gender Identity Law. The 20th edition of the parade, which attracted 2 million participants and started out on …

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Ellen Page Interviews Serial Killer Of Gays [VIDEO]

The Independent reports: Oscar-nominated actor Ellen Page has described how she came face-to-face with a self-confessed serial killer of gay people in Brazil while filming a documentary on attitudes to homosexuality. A former police officer turned hitman told the X-Men star, who came out in 2014, that he had started his murder spree – which he said involved running over …

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US Olympics Committee To Athletes And Staff: Consider Skipping 2016 Rio Games If You Fear The Zika Virus

The United States Olympics Committee has suggested that athletes and support staff should consider skipping the 2016 Rio Games if they fear contracting the Zika virus. Reuters reports: The USOC’s briefing to sport federations is the latest sign that Olympics officials are taking the Zika threat to the games in Rio de Janeiro seriously, and acknowledging that at least some …

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BRAZIL: Documentary To Expose Anti-Gay Priests Who Have Virtual Online Sex With Men [VIDEO]

Well, this should be fascinating: After the Polish priest Monsignor Krzysztof Charamsa came out as gay, the Vatican is about to suffer another heavy blow. The documentary ‘Amores Santos’ (Sacred Loves), due out in January 2016, tells the story of the priests who lead double-lives, condemning homosexuality from the pulpit but then enjoying virtual gay sex as soon as they …

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BRAZIL: Wingnuts Try To Roll Back Gay Marriage

A special committee called by Brazilian Chamber of Deputies President Eduardo Cunha has approved a statute that defines a family as a being headed by a man and a woman. The statute is seen as the first move in an attempt to roll back same-sex marriage rights. World Crunch reports: Rio de Janeiro daily O Globo reports that the text was …

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BRAZIL: Oscar-Winner Dustin Lance Black Directs Anti-Bullying Short For Coca-Cola [VIDEO]

AdWeek reports: Black was recently tapped by Pereira & O’Dell to direct three short films for Coca-Cola in Latin America, challenging young people to choose compassion over bullying. One of the films, “The Text,” revolves around gay teens. Another series of ads, from JWT New York for Tylenol, examines the makeup of the modern family. Next up for Black: When …

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BRAZIL: Sao Paulo Water Crisis Worsens

The world’s third-most populous city may soon only have water for two days a week. The worst drought to hit São Paulo, Brazil’s biggest city, in decades may leave many residents with water service only two days a week. São Paulo’s water utility company, Sabesp, says a five-days-off, two-days-on system would be a last-ditch effort to prevent the collapse of …

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The Girl From Empanada

Three Brazilians have gone on trial for murdering women and selling their remains to their neighbors as meat pies. Via the Associated Press: Three people charged with killing at least two women, eating parts of their bodies and using their flesh to make and sell stuffed pastries went on trial Thursday in northeastern Brazil. The man, his wife and his …

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Sao Paulo Is Almost Out Of Water

The world’s third-most populous city may be out of water in just a couple of weeks. São Paulo, a Brazilian megacity of 20 million people, is suffering its worst drought in at least 80 years, with key reservoirs that supply the city dried up after an unusually dry year. One of the causes of the crisis may be more than …

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World Cup Open Thread

Judging by Twitter, many of the nation’s offices have suspended work to watch the USA vs Germany match. If you’re among those folks, here’s an open thread to weigh in, at least on the hotness of the players. UPDATE: The USA has lost.

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Another World Cup Jesus Flap

This time it’s an Italian company. The Brazilian Catholic Church has threatened to sue after Italian broadcaster Rai digitally draped Rio de Janeiro’s Christ the Redeemer statue in a soccer jersey to promote its coverage of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. A church lawyer for the Archdiocese of Rio compared the “blasphemous” move to making a commercial in which “mulatto …

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World Cup Jesus Sparks Outrage

As the World Cup prepares to start in Rio De Janeiro, an Australian betting site is floating a massive hot air balloon in the shape of the iconic Christ The Redeemer statue in the skies of Melbourne. Local Christian groups are outraged: “This is extraordinary, if they knew anything about Jesus they’d know he’d be overturning tables in the gaming …

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BRAZIL: At Sao Paulo Gay Pride 2014

The world’s largest gay pride parade took place in Sao Paulo yesterday. President Dilma Rousseff, who is seeking another term in October elections, gave a message of support via Twitter. “People from around the country are in Sao Paulo today to participate in #paradalgbt,” Rousseff tweeted, reminding her followers there is a hotline people can call in Brazil if they …

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Now On Sale In Brazil

Via Gay Star News: Just two months before Brazil hosts the FIFA World Cup, clothing stores are selling T-shirts calling soccer players ‘faggots’. Sergio K, a Brazilian brand, have revealed several designs for football fans to wear during the June and July sporting season. The simple T-shirt designs call Portuguese player Cristiano Ronaldo ‘gay’ and retired Argentine footballer Diego Maradona …

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Lightning Damages Brazil’s Christ Statue

Multiple lightning strikes blew the right thumb off Brazil’s famous Christ The Redeemer statue.  Gawker has more amazing photos.

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BRAZIL: 130 Couples Participate In Mass Wedding As Rio Legalizes Gay Marriage

Yesterday Rio De Janeiro became the 14th Brazilian state to legalize same-sex marriage. Over 130 couples married in a mass wedding at the state’s Superior Court of Justice. In mid-May, Brazilian courts determined that public offices that oversee marriages cannot reject gay couples, even though Brazil’s national congress has passed no law on the matter. Some public offices had already …

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Oh, Meu Deus

A Brazilian comedy troupe takes a dig at the people who see Jesus in tree stumps and toast.  (No tree stumps or toast are in this clip.) Click play then hit the quote bubble for an English transcript.

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