ALL MEN ARE HOT IN BRAZIL!

Patriota Twins
Patriota Twins: Marcio & Marcus

Hey or Holà!  Today I would like to share with you some beauties from Brazil, and for the ones who would like to know more about life in Brazil and particularly about how gays are considered in this important and fast emerging country. Yes probably all Brazilian men are hot, and among them some are awesome.

Welcome to the beach of Rio de Janeiro
Welcome to the beach of Rio de Janeiro

Nowadays the fashion scene has recruited a great number of Brazilian guys who are in the top list of the most popular men models. Some are young and energetic like Francisco Lachowski, Marlon Texeira, Renato Feireira, Arthur Sales and other are more manly and mature like Evandro Soldati, Bernardo Velasco, Diego Miguel.

So many hot Brazilian models !
So many hot models Made in Brazil!

 

A VIDEO ON BRAZILIAN BOYS FROM RIO

 

MORE PICTURES AND THE STORY OF A GAY COUPLE IN RIO:

So let’s go for some attractive guys pictures among them you will find the hot twins Patriota, Marcus and Marcio who don’t dare to show how they love for each other !

Edilson Nascimento in bed
Edilson Nascimento in bed

And then for the ones who like to read and know more about the gay life and how a gay couple can live in Rio, I have included an interview of an American and a Brazilian who decide to move from San Francisco to  Brazil and live an openly gay couple life in Niteroi, close to Rio de Janeiro. (source: Deep Brazil )

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DAY TO DAY  GAY LIFE IN RIO

Rafael-Berger Victor Gaspar and Caio Cesar in Rio
Rafael-Berger Victor Gaspar and Caio Cesar in Rio

This is the story of American Jim and Brazilian Luiz, a globetrotter couple that  is particularly well-positioned to evaluate Brazil’s gay friendliness. “We have always been “out” as individuals and as a couple”, says Jim.  “Living in San Francisco afforded us a tremendous amount of personal freedom to be ourselves and to express our affection for each other in the street and other public places. Throughout our travels (Thailand, Greece, Turkey) we have had to adapt our conscious and unconscious habits around each other to fit the local scene/custom.  Although we generally get spotted as a gay couple because we simply do not edit our every gesture – we are often guilty of looking into each others’ eyes for longer than a brief moment at restaurants and we wear matching wedding bands, for example. We have never had a problem and we have never had to defend ourselves – ever”.

Adrian Cardoso Brazilian hot model
Adrian Cardoso Brazilian hot model

INTERVIEW:

Deep Brazil – Rio is considered one of the gay-friendlier cities in the country. Right?

Jim Shattuck – We have found Rio and Niterói to be very gay friendly. Never a problem. There are gay people everywhere and everyone else seems to be quite at ease with it all. Although it could be said that as an older couple we do not attract the attention a younger and flashier couple might.

Luiz and I have always been completely out when it comes to introducing me to extended family members as well as meeting friends of friends. I think that our honesty and personal integrity (and the lack of hiding anything) has proven to be disarming and perhaps a bit challenging to others. Even those we thought might have reacted with a negative, prejudiced attitude have embraced us. Our philosophy is to be ourselves and let the others struggle, if they feel the need. We seem to have gained and kept the higher ground in this regard.

Even Luiz’s mother, with whom he had maintained a “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” relationship for over 40 years, has since embraced us wholeheartedly. (He is an only child.)

Da començo ao fim (From the beginning to the end) Brazilian gay themed movie
Da començo ao fim (From the beginning to the end) Brazilian gay themed movie
Da començo ao fim (From the beginning to the end) Brazilian gay themed movie
Da començo ao fim (From the beginning to the end) Brazilian gay themed movie

DB – Can you display affection in public? After all, Rio is particularly open to inter-genders physical contact and there is a lot of flesh exposed everywhere.

JS – The level of public displays of affection (PDA) here is incredible. Kids suck face on the bus, in the shopping mall, on the sidewalk – everywhere. I get it that they cannot go home and do this in the presence of their mother and grandmother – but it is really over the top compared to other places I have been. In contrast Luiz and I are definitely not allowing ourselves total freedom in public. I must admit that I miss the PDA we were used to in San Francisco. There are times when Luiz and I will walk with our arms around each other or will exchange brief kisses hello and goodbye, but in general we assume more dramatic displays will draw fire (perhaps not). On the other hand there are a LOT of gay spaces (bars, clubs, cafés, beach areas, etc.) where there is greater safety in numbers and we feel more free to be affectionate publicly.

Gay Ipanema, Rio

Edilson Nascimento nude on bed
Edilson Nascimento nude on bed

 

DB – There is no such thing as Gay Marriage in Brazil. How tough was it to immigrate and guarantee certain rights (common assets, for instance)?

JS – This is an important area of difference between Rio/Brazil and San Francisco/USA. Luiz and I were living in San Francisco when the mayor there declared that public officials could extend marriage licenses to same-sex couples. We took him up on his offer and got married at City Hall on February 14, 2004 (Valentine’s Day in the USA). Long story short – the California state Supreme Court nullified all those marriages (4,000+) because the mayor did not have the authority to issue them – but more importantly, the US federal government has NEVER recognized so-called same-sex marriages for purposes of immigration.

Caio Cesare , hot and nude
Caio Cesare , hot and nude

However, here in Brazil the law allows for those in a “stable union” access to legal immigration, regardless of sex. This law is WAY more advanced (providing equality) than anything on the books in the United States. Were we to have been living in Brazil and sought to emigrate to the US, it would not have been possible for me to sponsor Luiz for immigration.

Further, the law in Brazil provides partners in civil unions access to each other’s pension benefits, property transfer at death and other legal protections still specifically denied by law in most of the United States.

Hot Brazilian guy in bed
Hot Brazilian guy in bed

One thing that makes me more hopeful for progressive change here in Brazil is that laws apply across the country when enacted. In the US individual states have a high degree of independence and authority over much of “family law”. So progress is state by state.

Brazil has many legal protections regarding discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. Rio and Niteroí have additional legal protections in place regarding housing and job discrimination.

Bernardo Velasco and Renato Ferreira
Bernardo Velasco and Renato Ferreira

While our day to day reality in San Francisco was more open and free (Google Folsom Street Fair), and the LGBT community has a great deal of political power there, San Francisco is singularly unique in this regard – worldwide.  To compare too closely is to be unfair.  I choose to focus on the rights and liberties afforded by the federal governments – and to compare these.  Seen from that point of view we are enjoying a more stable and protected relationship/life here in Brazil.

Bernardo Velasco
Bernardo Velasco

DB – Any particular anecdote of violence or disrespect?

JS – We have not been on the receiving end of any negative reactions (knock wood). But I will share one anecdote: I was interviewing for an English teacher job at a private school in Niterói. (I have a Permanent Resident Visa and a Carteira de Trabalho [work permit].) Given my experience working with adolescents and youth in the US and their commonplace offensive slang disparaging gay people, I said to the program director: “I need to say that I am a gay man and that I have no interest in being on the receiving end of homophobic remarks on the part of students. If you think this may be a problem then we should probably stop right now. If, on the other hand, you think this will not be a problem, then I will consider working here. But I will walk out the door at the first hint of personal offense.” The program director did not flinch. She assured me she thought it would not be a problem and that we should try things out. I have since been working at this school with students young and old without incident for nearly a year. In fact, there are several gay students who have been thrilled to have me speak so plainly about all subjects using language that does not presume heterosexuality on the part of all students.

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16 thoughts on “ALL MEN ARE HOT IN BRAZIL!

      1. Buenas tardes Leaderb! Si, apenas lo acabo de leer. Aqui el dia esta empezando y termina para ti. Si, me gusto el articulo. Ademas me gustan las fotografias. Gusto oir de ti. Un abrazo.

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        1. Hi mlfhomines, Descubro tu comentario ahora porque estaba en vacaciones, Estoy muy bien y relajado y publicaré más en los próximos días. ¿Todo bien en tu lado?

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  1. Hello leaderb, you are welcome. I just happened to see the additional comments on March 7. How many languages do you speak? I am bilingual also. I speak Spanish (first language) and English (second language) Saludos desde los Estados Unidos

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    1. Hi mlfhomines, muchas gracias por tus saludos, soy muy feliz tenerte como un visitador de mi blog y que me envio tus commentarios. Hablo mas o menos cuatro idiomas: frances, italiano, ingles y un poco el espanol. Estoy en Francia y tu cuál es el estado donde vive ? hugs !

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      1. Hola leaderb, gusto oir de ti. Disculpa por la demora en contestar por la differencia en horario. Veo que hay 9 horas diferencia. Estoy en los Estados Unidos. Vivo en estado de California. En la parte sur del estado. Estoy 45 minutos de Los Angeles, California. He vivido aqui toda mi vida. Que interesante que hablas 4 idiomas. Un abrazo y saludo desde el Sur de California.

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  2. This is my first time I comment on a story. I liked the article as well as the photographs of these very handsome men. However, I noticed that they are light skinned. Where the native people of what today is Brazil all light skinned before the Portuguese arrived?

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    1. Thank you very much to have sent a comment. I appreciate. You are right the Brazilian models are mostly light skinned. So I’m very interested in your remark and I would try to find more dark skinned ones. If you know some names it will help me. I will make a new post on the subject. Thank you again and hugs from France!

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      1. Hello leaderb, thank you for liking my comment. I attempted to google for dark skinned Brazilian models. However, I could not find any. I apologize for the extreme delay in responding.

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        1. Hey mlfhomines, no need to apologize, I’m very happy that you take some time to comment my post and also try to find some dark skinned Brazilian models. It’s important to me to see that the work I do to build my posts is appreciated and it is an opportunity to exchange with guy like you. Thanks again and have a great day. hugs

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