InMiranda was named by Time magazine as one of the world's next generation of new leaders. Miranda led the campaign for the Brazilian government to concede asylum to Edward Snowden  and worked with his husband, United States journalist Glenn Greenwald to publish the revelations contained in Snowden's leaks detailing mass surveillance by the National Security Agency NSA. He met with Luciana Genrothe PSOL candidate for the Brazilian presidential electionand obtained her commitment to extend Snowden's asylum if elected.
Lebanon is one of the most liberal, progressive and gay friendly places in the Arab world. This is saying a lot for a country where homosexuality is still a crime. However, by comparison to its Arab neighbours, Beirut has the best albeit quite underground gay scene, including one of the largest gay clubs in the Middle East called POSH.
Is it the sunny weather, the gorgeous people, the healthy lifestylethe fierce clubs and partiesthe barsCarnivalthe scenerythe beachthe baths? We don't know, but the fact is that Rio has recently been selected the most popular gay destination in the world by a prestigious LGBT magazine. An estimated 1 out of every 4 foreign tourists coming to Rio are supposedly gay or lesbian.
One of the world's most captivating places, Brazil is a country of powdery white-sand beaches, verdant rainforests and wild, rhythm-filled metropolises. Brazil's attractions extend from frozen-in-time colonial towns to otherworldly landscapes of red-rock canyons, thundering waterfalls and coral-fringed tropical islands. Then there's Brazil's biodiversity: legendary in scope, its diverse ecosystems boast the greatest collection of plant and animal species found anywhere on earth. There are countless places where you can spot iconic species in Brazil, including toucans, scarlet macaws, howler monkeys, capybara, pink dolphins, sea turtles and thousands of other living species.
Brazil Portuguese: Brasil is the largest country in South America and the fifth largest in the world. You'll find bustling cities, laid-back beaches, and traditional lifestyles, often right next to each other. Brazil is the fifth largest country on earth.
By Andrew Collins. The New York Times Travel Section publishes an always intriguing "best places to go" round-up story each year. Inthey listed 31 destinations, from Sri Lanka to Istanbul.
The annual pride parade held along the beach front in Copacabana is a massive tradition which seems to grow in popularity year after year. The parade route runs the length of the beach, and is filled with floats from many of the Rio dance clubs, as well as music vans which just carry the party with them, like the pied piper and its band of happy followers. The floats and music vans are always the focal point of the celebrations, with drag queens and go-go boys dancing on or alongside the float, making the party even more colourful.
My partner and I hired Sueli for a half-day tour of this magnificent Brazilian city. She punctually picked us up at our hotel and took us to all the different must-see places in the city. Apart from a very good command of English, she has
Rio De Janeiro has been high on our travel bucket list for a long time! When we think of Rio, we think of stunning landscapes, beautiful beaches, icons like Christ the Redeemer, Sugarloaf Mountain and of course, bronzed Brazilian boys! Rio is the second most populated city in Brazil.
In the criminalization of homosexual acts was abolished in Trinidad and Tobago and Angola as well. These actions have led to an increase in homophobic and transphobic violence. Inadequate modern legislation to protect transgender and intersex persons as well as the lack of any action plan against homophobic violence have caused Germany to drop from 3rd to 23rd place.