Sunday, June 27, 2010

Out Spotlight

Many LGBT communities celebrate Pride during the month of June, so today's Out Spotlight is Largest Gay Pride Parade in the World, The Sao Paulo Gay Pride Parade in Sao Paulo Brazile. This year marked the 14th annual Pride Parade.

This theme was "Vote against Homophobia" and was a reminder for LGBT Brazilians and their allies to "pay attention to the political debate on gay issues this year when Brazilians are going to the polls to vote to elect the next President as well as the Senate and Congressmen.

Although organizers planned for four million people for this year's, news reports put the figure at around three million around those of last year at 3.2 million.

"Millions of gays and lesbians have jammed several of Sao Paulo's main avenues for the 14th annual gay pride parade in South America's largest city."A river of gay men, lesbians, cross dressers and even heterosexual couples flowed down skyscraper-lined Avenida Paulista"

The 4.2 km parade started at Avenida Paulista (MASP) at around noon on Sunday, June 6th and ending at the Pra├ža Rooselvelt, in Downtown Sao Paulo, at around 10pm.

Sao Paulo's first parade was in 1997 was attended by 2,000 people. By 2003, participation hit one million and from 2006, the annual parade in Brazil's largest city(pop.11 million) hit the three million mark and at it largest parade with 3.5 million in 2007. It has remained over 3 million since.

The Parade being the largest event of its kind in the world and it is one of the major tourist attractions in Brazil, receiving official support from the city government of Sao Paulo, as well as the federal and state governments.

The parade (Parada do Orgulho Gay de Sao Paulo, Brasil) and its associated events are organized by the APOGLBT – Associacao da Parada do Orgulho de Gays, Lesbicas, Bissexuais e Travestis e Transexuais since its foundation in 1999. The parade takes place at the beginning of the Brazilian winter when the temperatures are a bit cooler and there is less likely to rain.

The Month of LGBT Pride in Sao Paulo was born from the experience of organizing parades and has added more activities over the years such as The Cycle of Debates, the LGBT Cultural Fair, the Citizenship Award in Respect of Diversity, and the successful Gay Day, that happens on the Saturday before the main parade.

A non-profit organization, the APOGLBT’s mission is to fight for a more just and inclusive society, which recognizes equal rights for all. The association has served to promote citizenship and self-esteem of LGBT by conducting and encouraging activities of all kinds.

The almost 14 years of success reflect the seriousness of the organization with its principles and goals.

It was reported that a 198 people were killed last year in homophobic and transphobic attacks in Brazil.

Sister city Rio de Janeiro will have its pride parade on Oct 10, 2010.

66 comments:

tweet said...

Having coffee with Jake gyllenhaal and @jackielm NBD (@ Lamill Coffee Boutique) http://4sq.com/7jbB5J 22 minutes ago via foursquare

mirywhitehill

AUS10 said...

RT @SarahKSilverman: Look at this fucked up shit and how we can make it right http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Ycih_jMObQ
8 minutes ago via web

farmer's market said...

jenngoodman: Almost inappropriately touched Jake Gyllenhaal at farmers market..he just bumped into my arm.
15 minutes ago via Twitter for BlackBerry® · Reply · View Tweet

jenngoodman

farmer's market 2 said...

krapford: I'm still a good/normal person. Evidence? Jake Gyllenhaal is at the Hollywood Farmers Mkt and I DIDN'T take a paparazzi pic of him. Haha.
half a minute ago via Twitter for iPhone · Reply · View Tweet

krapford

ihj said...

Jake at the gym yesterday

m said...

I did not get a chance to say how much I enjoyed yesterdays post. Very cute. Loved the cookie Sutra and fruit pics.

I spoke to a good friend of mine Friday and caught him while he was working on a gay pride float in Chicago. He goes all out every year with his buddies for Pride week and of course Halloween. He always sends me pictures and the floats are usually quite elaborate and the Halloween costumes outrageous, but well done. He's very talented. Last year was the first time he did not dress as a woman.I can't wait to see this years pictures.

Is Austin back in LA? I have not checked twitter yet today. I moved him off my iphone as he tweets too frequently.

grumble grumble said...

How to tell when your bf is getting old: When he wants to get to the Pride party 4 hours early so he can get a good parking space and then leave at 10 pm so he can beat the traffic going home.

destiny said...

Cute grumble grumble. I guess I'm really old because I can't deal with the crowds at any of the big dances, and I usually hate the music they're playing. I will just never ever get the appeal of techno.

Man is it hot here, 90 in the shade and humid. Had to bail before the parade finished, but I did get to see a lot of it, including the grand marshals.

M, haven't seen a peep out of Austin or Sophia as to where they are--makes me wonder if they aren't in different places.

Jersey Tom said...

Maybe Austin did go to Brazil afterall. By the look of those dancers he certainly would be turned on as he was by the Brazilian soccer players.

I need to book me a trip.

LA said...

I think they returned to LA on the 23.

Mathew_Petersen Early to rise in NOLA! Good morning world. Heading back to LA...
11:33 AM Jun 23rd via Twitter for BlackBerry®

AUS10NICHOLS absorbent man here. Just flew back to my lair. I have to take off my wetsuit, recharge my solar batteries, and get back to the gulf.
8:13 PM Jun 23rd via Twitter for BlackBerry®

destiny said...

Wasn't sure the Austin reference was to flying back to LA because he mentions getting back to the gulf after re-charging. But with the Matthew tweet it seems more likely that is what he meant.

Special K said...

Well a lair is a refugee or a hideaway. And that sounds a heck of more like home than hanging with Ms.B

PoP said...

Prince of Persia has now made $312,177,000 worldwide!

PITNB said...

pitnb: PITNB #gossip : Jake Gyllenhaal Comes Out . . . http://bit.ly/blCloQ (expand)
about 1 hour ago via twitterfeed · Reply · View Tweet

Twitter tease

AUS10 said...

# I may start a journal here, documenting the amazingness that is my relationship with my girlfriend's mom. There's enough for a novel! 17 minutes ago via web

# Today, my girlfriend's mother scolded me about cleaning the scum out of the drain. It's great to be 12 again!!! 19 minutes ago via web

tweetback said...

judeinlondon: @AUS10NICHOLS dude TMI. Get back to filming One Tree Hill and try not to make it suck as bad as S7 did. Kthxbye

Special K said...

Today, my girlfriend's mother scolded me about cleaning the scum out of the drain. It's great to be 12 again!!!

Why does this sound more like something his hubby, who's know for his neatnickness, would say.

Sounds a lot of like creative license taken by Mr Nichols.


Because Who the hell's gf's mother scold about scum in the drain, and why would she be at his house? And if you say he's at Sophia's then why would she have scum in the drain.

Austin can skip a Masters and go right for a Ph.D. Because this one's Piled High and Deep.

sophin=d-list attention whores said...

Um, everyone has scum in their drains SK if you don't clean up, it's called bad housekeeping. You really do hate/are jealous of Sophia aren't you? Can see the steam coming out of your ears and your claws extended everytime her name comes up.

Ms. ? You can't even post her full name!!!

Not to worry, Sophia made him take that racky twitter down I would assume. Really, he is 100% worst than she is. Either that or he was emarrassed by that re-tweet!

Sophis'a mom nor his "hubby" said anything like that, he is just a big attention whore

PS: Notice how Austin and Sophia twwet around the same time, sometimes it's a n hout or so in between but it's so obvious

Desperate and tacky said...

LOL!! People rarely retweet Austin, but they did this time and he must have been embarrassed!

judeinlondon: @AUS10NICHOLS dude TMI. Get back to filming One Tree Hill and try not to make it suck as bad as S7 did. Kthxbye
about 1 hour ago via web

next time he plans on tweeting on subjects othet than BP and soccer, he beeter consult Sophia nad her mommy...

Special K said...

Austin got busted it seems like by Ms. B

Maybe he was giving her some shit via twitter. Could see him do it. Wonder what made him do it?

Thank you for whoever caught the tweets before he deleted. them.


PS: Notice how Austin and Sophia twwet around the same time, sometimes it's a n hout or so in between but it's so obvious

Well because she follows his twitter and it has been commented on many time how's parrots the things he does and says
(ex. he would say he's at a bar, minutes later she would say she's heading out, like she's going there, and then World Cup) minutes after he tweets, to make it look like they are a couple. Funny that's a one way street.

Jersey Tom said...
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Jersey Tom said...

The only way for sophin to promote their so called romance is by using Twitter or Facebook. They are not famous enough to do it any other way. Very childish if you ask me. If the romance was real there would be no real reason to promote the relationship. Austin sounds like he is 17 in these tweets. The man is 30 and needs to grow up.

M and M said...

may start a journal here, documenting the amazingness that is my relationship with my girlfriend's mom. There's enough for a novel!

Let's see, a novel is fiction, just like the content of this tweet. An English major would know that distinction. Hence, the careful selection of the word. Amazingness, huh? Isn't that Jakey's favorite word? And, isn't it so very sweet that both men are "coming out," at the same time, with a social consciousness all of sudden (Austin with the oil spill and now Jake with his Stand Up 2 Cancer Sweatshirt). *Rolls eyes* C'mon guys. Can't you be a bit more original? You know, do something really amazing. Like be truthful, for once.

tacky and desperate said...

I think you got it backwards SK, I've been following them both and she tweets first then he follows. The subjects are usually not the same but she does tweet more than he does, then he jumps in then there is a lull, etc.

And would you please stop with the he is giving her shit through twitter, what is he 10 years old? If he wanted to give her shit for whatever reason (In your mind it's being a woman) then I would think he is man enough to tell her to to her face.

What he did was use her mother to push Sophin and he was too dumb to realize that OTH fans would respond to the tweets which they did. The re-tweets ranged from TMI, to OMG, Sophia's Mom!

He had 2 choices: ignore the re-tweets, or delete, he chose the latter.

He really isn't too bright.

BTW, when she tweeted about them going to that sports bar it was true, I saw the twirpic, in this case he was probably lying.


Are they wearing matching rings or am i seeing things:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PKOvsrUMJ0U#ws

PSL You obviously have issues with other women.

Special K said...

may start a journal here, documenting the amazingness that is my relationship with my girlfriend's mom. There's enough for a novel!

Let's see, a novel is fiction, just like the content of this tweet. An English major would know that distinction. Hence, the careful selection of the word.


Great pick up M&M

Special K said...

Hi ECF, see you're back.

Needs to grow up said...

And would you please stop with the he is giving her shit through twitter, what is he 10 years old? If he wanted to give her shit for whatever reason (In your mind it's being a woman) then I would think he is man enough to tell her to to her face.

Actually, calling his antics the behavior of a 10 year old is a compliment. I was thinking his shenanigins seem more attuned to a five year old.

tacky and desperate said...

Also, there are several "private" pics floating around. One is of Austin and his niece and nephew and one of Ausin in a pool with a dog that Sophia got for her mother that were supposedly "hacked" from a FB, either a friend of Sophia or Austin.

Of course Austin and Sophia allowed those pics to be hacked and in the case of the dog pic I bet he decided to tweet about Sophia's Mom knowing that some OTH fans saw that pic.

It was a dumb move on his part, he must know how fanatical some OTH fans are and they would have been all over him if he kept that tweet up.

Eng. Major my ass, he is dumber than dirt as is his Political science maj. "GF"

Special K said...

Ohhh wait rewriting history, it's not ECF, it's Jack. My bad.

Heloise said...

Austin, call me for info on getting get rid of scum.

Heloise said...

getting rid of scum.

Sorry, it's all the vinegar and baking soda I'm inhaling.

So very bitter said...

Let's see, a novel is fiction

Wrong. As an English major, Austin would know that you can have non-fiction novels. "In Cold Blood" by Capote is an oft cited example of a non-fiction novel. It's ok though M and M, you can just pretend you didn't see this post. It's what you usually do when I point out your mistakes.

Great pick up M&M

Oh dear Special K. Next time, to avoid looking stupid, check things out for yourself rather than just believing someone because you like what they say. Just a little tip.

Special K said...

Changed your name huh.

boyo said...

I like So Very Bitter's style. No flies on you, friend. :)

Spesh, you're starting to come across slightly hysterical. And more than a little unhinged. Fix yourself, girlfriend.

Twist and turns said...

Wrong. As an English major, Austin would know that you can have non-fiction novels. "In Cold Blood" by Capote is an oft cited example of a non-fiction novel.non-fiction

Well, I'll respond to your post. You are an idiot who with every comment reveals that you must be losing more IQ points every day. You twist and turn everything to fit your agenda. M&M is right. Austin said novel, which means fiction. If he wanted to use the genre non-fiction novel, he would have used that term. Which, if you noticed, HE DIDN'T. Talk about desperate. In Cold Blood puhleeeeze!

Just a thought said...

Spesh, you're starting to come across slightly hysterical.

And, how does simply stating who the poster is qualify as being hysterical? Special has more sanity and objectivity that you've ever exhibited. Get over yourself, trolly.

Special K said...

Seems like Jake is comfortable and gotten set into a routine now that he has been back in LA for what it seems like for a bit longer than he has in the past year. Sounds like a regular fixture at the Farmer's market. So does the granny grocery cart stay in the back of the wagon? Again we are talking about a supposedly single hot bachelor still in his 20's.

Think Austin naively forgets that he has 17,000+ people following his tweets and as much as he wants to pop off some stuff, he went too far today. Wonder if he is testing the waters about how much he can get away with.

Seems like from the beginning (despite the BS spin Ms.B is pushing) that he wanted a place to have a voice. He said from the beginning he wanted to laugh and say outrageous things. He talked about thing that interested him and his outrage about what he saw was going on in the Gulf, which makes sense since he grew up not far from the area. And then she jumped into the fray ripped that right out from him and blew it into something I don't think he ever intentionally wanted to do.

Special K said...

Not sure if anybody has heard about this.

Kris Allen who competed against Adam Lambert on American Idol, is out touring this summer. During a stop in Atlanta he took questions from the audience and a one lady ask what male celebrity would he want to be stuck on a desert island with. And his answer?

Kris Allen's mancrush

Jake Jake Jake, don't think Austin would let you go island.

Twitter FYI said...

A retweet is when someone copies what someone else says, either with the "retweet" button or by adding RT in front of the message. For example:

SarahKSilverman
Look at this fucked up shit and how we can make it right http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Ycih_jMObQ
about 10 hours ago via Twittelator
Retweeted by AUS10NICHOLS and 100+ others


or

windycityamar
this stuff can really kill u! RT @daily_finance: Health Effects of Oil Spills on Humans http://bit.ly/bVRzc7 @SophiaBush #oilspill
10:37 AM Jun 26th via Echofon
Retweeted by SophiaBush and 10 others


An @reply is when someone replies to someone else's original tweet. Example:

judeinlondon
@AUS10NICHOLS dude TMI. Get back to filming One Tree Hill and try not to make it suck as bad as S7 did. Kthxbye
about 4 hours ago via web in reply to AUS10NICHOLS


Some people seemed a little confused in the earlier comments about Austin being "retweeeted" so I thought I would post this.

Awww.... said...

J&A are adorable, whatever they do. I'm just so pleased that Austin has found a voice on Twitter to sound off about the Gulf disaster. It makes me feel 200 percent better, to know that people care, and that they have so many people who follow them. I think it's cute that Austin may forget that he, as a "stah", has so many followers. :)

I don't know why it makes me feel better, but it does, because the well is still spewing oil with no end in sight. :( Austin can say whatever he wants, I love his humor.

Pocket Idol said...

Kris Allen's mancrush

Kris seems like a really great guy. Loved the whole Kradam thing during that season of AI. You could see how much they adored each other and Kris said some really awesome things about whenever he was asked about being friends with a gay guy despite the fact that Kris is straight/married/Southern/Christian/the guy next door/whatever label they gave him that meant he shouldn't be friends with Adam. Very cool guy and talented too!

lawl said...
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AUS10 said...

# Wow. Prince at a grand piano. I'm ten feet away!!! 2 minutes ago via Twitter for BlackBerry®

# It is 1:22 am and I am waiting for prince... 23 minutes ago via Twitter for BlackBerry®

Sophiabush said...

# Standing at the tip of the grand piano that PRINCE is playing at the SoHo House right now! HOLY CRAP!!!! Amazing!!! 19 minutes ago via Twitter for BlackBerry®

SophiaBush

Special K said...

Woken up by the heat and humidity is not a good way to start a Monday.

Special K said...

Pondering what wins the most disingenuous tweet of the day

Happy Gay Pride Weekend NYC!!!!!! Love to all the boys and girls celebrating their fabulousness! :)
about 4 hours ago via Twitter for BlackBerry®

Thanks for the love today guys! Wish I could reply to all 30,000 of you but there just aren't enough hours in the day! Happy Sunday! xo about 15 hours ago via Twitter for BlackBerry®

Don't forget to vote for the Teen Choice Awards today! You can vote once a day, so keep on goin'! about 18 hours ago via Twitter for BlackBerry®

Special K said...

It is 1:22 am and I am waiting for prince...

When I first read this one, first thought was "What is Jake doing?" ; )

to a t said...

Jake was horsing around and unicorning on Sunday.

gps said...

SoHo House is in WeHo.

Tsk tsk said...

gps, you're probably not American or know anything about Los Angeles or West Hollywood, am I correct? Did you know the HOB, Chateau Marmont, the Trubadour, the Roxy and the Rainbow are all WeHo? Trying to associate one's sexuality by the location of a venue in LA is beyond desperate and more than a little ridiculous.

:( said...

lol - couchfrumps still grasping at straws

ted said...

Dear Ted:
I read that Jake Gyllenhaal turned down the Jake Sully role in Avatar to do Prince of Persia. Is this true, and if so, what the hell was he thinking?! James Cameron surely trumps any Disney film that doesn't have Johnny Depp making a poor script great!
—Leets

Dear Baad Move:
Yep, it's true. Look, we love Jakey, but lately, the guy takes on movie roles that, quite frankly, suck. And trust, when you ask what the hell he was thinking, we're askin' the same thing, babe.


Dear Ted:
I absolutely love you for taking the time to write an article about what Sophia Bush and Austin Nichols have been doing regarding the Gulf Coast disaster. They've helped bring a lot of attention to the huge mess down there. I have family who live in New Orleans and there is a lot of devastation down there. Every time some sort of a disaster happens, people all over the Internet are always whining and complaining about how Hollywood should be helping and doing something instead of driving around in expensive cars and living in their big houses. Yet the second an actor or actress steps up to help, you have these same people complaining about how they're doing it solely for the wrong reason, which isn't always the case.
—Veracity

Dear Oozin' Compliments:
Thanks, V! Soph and Austin are doing great work, and it pains me to see folks thinking that they're doing it only for the publicity. Everything a celeb does is public, but that doesn't mean that that's all it was meant to be.

Bitch Back

destiny said...

I do not know who is more pathetic and desperate, Sophin or the troll attacking Special.

The drain bit is a real low, even if it was meant to be funny and fiction. It's as tacky as anything Reese did.

I don't think Sophia just jumped on tweeter in response to Austin. It is clear there was a plan to do this as a "couple".

And maybe it is just the Monday morning it's horribly hot and I have to work blues, but when you're a celeb and have special access others do not, tweeting about being practically on top of Prince smacks of some of the elitism that crept into Reeke. The impression when they both do it like thi is lsee what a wnderful life we have that you can fantasize about OTH fangirls.

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Special K said...

Jack say bye bye.

M and M said...

I agree, Destiny. There's little doubt in my mind, unless some other facts dissuade me from my current conclusion, that this whole twitter strategy was designed as a multiplatform device to sell D-list Sophin, promote OTH, and place Austin in supposed locations away from Jake.

And, talk about shallow pretentious and transparent. Sorta of the textual twin of Jake and Reese on their latest coffee run or hand holding sidewalk stroll.

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reality said...

I think you don't want to understand the two guys do their possible to make the rumours go away. Como'n it's obvious they don't want people to believe they are together, the tweet strategy now and the "threesome pics" before are a proof.

joke of the year said...

"Special has more sanity and objectivity that you've ever exhibited. Get over yourself, trolly."


Oh yeah sure!

If she had this blog wouldn't exist.

destiny said...

I have been believing since Reeke they want people to rthink they are straight.

AUS10 said...

RT @fischfamily: @AUS10NICHOLS southern comfort is donating $0.25 from every bottle sold to the Gulf Coast clean up! Tell everyone to st ...
33 minutes ago via Twitter for BlackBerry®