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Gay Rio de Janeiro

Last Saturdays of each month
CineClube Gêneros & Sexualidades: Frangipani

January 30, 2016, 5pm short films, 7pm feature film Frangipani (2014 Sri Lanka) at Centro Cultural Justiça Federal, Av. Rio Branco 241. Monthly International LGBT Film Series in OV w/ Portuguese subtitles. Next 2016 dates: Feb 27; Mar 26; Apr 30; May 28; Jun 25; Jul 30; Aug 27; Oct 29; Nov 26; Dec 3.
Over 300 bands expected to take to the streets
Carnival Rio 2016

February 5-9, 2016, Friday-Fat Tuesday. Afternoon street bands along Copacabana + Ipanema beaches, evening dances at Cinelândia + concerts at Samba Land + Lapa. Rio Scala Ball Gay clubs/ street parties, Banda de Ipanema, Magic Ball at Copacabana Palace, Sambadrome parade, Street Band Competitions, Parades of the Samba Schools, Rio Scala Gay Costume Ball  +more.
Men's Sunday Orgy

February 21, 2016, Sunday fetish party at Club Mix Bar, Rua do Merdado 25. Periodic 18+ men-only underwear/naked nights, with live sex shows / audience participation. More 2016 dates: March 6 + 20; April 3 + 17; May 8 + 22; June 5 + 19; July 3 + 17; every Sunday in August; September 4 + 18; October 2 + 16; November 6 + 20; December 4 + 11 + 18. See website for info on their Orgy at Sea.
Festival internacional de filmes LGBT
Rio Festival Gay de Cinema

July 7-17, 2016, annual LGBT film festival, at Odeon Petrobras, Cine Cultural Justiça Federal/ Instituto Cervantes (Av. Rio Branco 241). International festival, full-length films and shorts, Brazilian and foreign, addressing gender and sexuality.
Parada do Orgulho LGBT Rio
Rio Gay Pride Parade

Mid-November, 2016, with a Sunday Parade to begin at 1pm, gathering at Posto 6 on Copacabana beach. The 21st edition, with floats on Avenida Atlantica along Copacabana Beach, 2 million expected. Spring temperature in the 80's, packed beaches, low airfare + hotel prices = a good time to visit the Cidade Maravilhosa. See website for program and venues.
Drag Queens & Fireworks Galore
New Years Eve at Copacabana Beach

New Year's Eve each year, huge beach party in Copacabana, millions party all night at all the nightclubs and in streets all over town.