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The Second Gay Parade in the World’s “Largest Favela”

“I’m going to the gay parade because my dad’s gay,” I heard from outside my window as I woke up two Sundays ago. My neighbor’s 16 year old grandson repeated this to whoever passed through our beco (alley) in Rocinha. … Continue reading

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A week ago as I walked besides the still-not-entirely-closed off sewer stream in Rocinha, the favela where I’ve been living in Rio de Janeiro, a truck approached. Bamboo stalks and palm fronds filled the bed of the truck. Several young … Continue reading

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