Walking with PRIDE in Copacabana

Sunday, November 15th will mark the 20th edition of the the Parada do Orgulho LGBT Rio (Rio Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender/LGBT Pride Parade).  As has become tradition, thousands of marchers will gather on Copacabana beach to kick-off the parade at 1pm.  Read on for more details! – http://riotimesonline.com/brazil-news/rio-politics/20th-edition-of-rio-pride-parade-to-take-place-in-copacabana-november-15th/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+TheRioTimes+%28The+Rio+Times%29#

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Fresh Air for RIO Youth

This is a great article about an organization in RIO using rock climbing to reach at-risk youth.  In RIO, Centro de Escalada Urbana (CEU) reaches out to children of the favelas, taking them on rock climbing adventures weekly.  Read on to find out how an activity normally reserved for the privileged is having a positive impact on RIO’s youth. – http://www.dailycamera.com/get-out/ci_29065514/chris-weidner-climbing-out-poverty-brazil-and-mexico?source=rss

Andrew Lenz, left, provides multi-pitch climbing instruction to Jonas Silva, 16, one of Centro de Escalada Urbana’s most dedicated students. Just two