Brazil’s #1 Puta

Gabriela inaugurated a way of being and doing politics. Born into a middle class family in São Paulo, she left her college studies in 1970s to work in prostitution. In the late 1970s, she organized the first protests against the frequent human rights abuses she witnessed among her colleagues.

Brazil’s Political Prostitutes and Shameful Politicians

Laura Murray is a filmmaker, activist and PhD student studying sex worker activism and politics in Brazil. In her first post for the MoSex blog, an expansion on her blog post published at, Laura explains how the Brazilian Minister of Health celebrated International Prostitute’s Day in June – by censoring an HIV prevention campaign: June has been a […]

Meet the Bonde Das Maravilhas

Meet the tween queens behind Brazil’s butt training meme. (Via

Rio Gay Pride

A chance encounter with the Rio Gay Pride Parade, 17 years and a quarter million condoms strong: a hyper-color photo-essay via

Gay (Money) is Good

I asked Gregory Mitchell, Assistant Professor of Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies at Williams College and resident expert on gay sex tourism in Brazil, to confirm or deny media claims that Rio is the hottest gay travel destination on the planet.