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! –

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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. –

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

Sports Initiative Brings Soccer to RIO Girls

Check out this cool article about PlayLife, an initiative based in RIO that encourages girls to rise above stereotypes and compete in soccer programs. PlayLife has operated for more than a year and was established by Shanna and Ky Adderly, collegiate athletes who moved to RIO in 2012. –