Two of Brazil’s Biggest Actors Kiss on Live TV to Protest Homophobia, Macho Stereotypes
by Andy Towle | November 28, 2015
Bruno Gagliasso and João Vicente de Castro, two of Brazil’s biggest actors, both heterosexual, locked lips at Brazil’s GQ Men of the Year awards in Rio de Janeiro to make a statement against homophobia and machismo.
Gagliasso shared a still of the kiss to his Instagram account, sending social media into a frenzy.
Those of you who have been reading Towleroad for a decade might recall that Gagliasso was in the midst of another gay TV media storm at one time.
He was a star on the Brazilian soap América, which was set to air Brazilian television’s first gay kiss, between Gagliasso and another actor in November 2005. Unfortunately, the networkcensored the kiss at the last minute, causing an uproar from viewers and a kiss-in demonstration.
Here are a few images of Gagliasso from back in the day:
João Vicente de Castro