The Mr Gay World competition (held in South Africa this year) was founded in 2008 to create a positive environment for gay men to share their stories and be the best they can be in a public forum. It is a way for gay men to become positive role models in each of their nations and creates a global network of support to help combat homophobia.
So, A German Guy living in NZ was crowned ‘Mr Gay World’……………….For Real! I know it seems stupid that gays would hold beauty pageants now, in the 21st Century. They are from a time when women were viewed as objects of beauty and nothing more. Do we really want or need to carry on the straight communities ‘objectification rituals’ from last century?
To understand why, we need to look at the HIV/Aids destruction in the latter decades of the 20th century. The images of gay men changed from flouncey queens to death camp inmates…..
They were not pretty, but they were the worlds view of gay people then. Dying slowly in pain of misery. So after an entire generation was wiped out before the drug companies figured out how to make a buck out of the devastation and keep the ‘patients’ alive, there was a huge move within the gay community to the ‘muscle mary’ look as a way of showing your ‘clean, healthy status’. And I have always understood that reaction.
But it does not explain why these people think for a second gay men should be participating in a ‘beauty pageant’?????? It does not explain how they think this does anything for young gay mens self esteem or battling homophobia and out of date laws. i have no idea how the fuck they think a ‘beauty pageant’ will help bring about equal gay rights for gay people around the world, but especially in backward countries like Indonesia and South Africa and America? I do not get it at all, nor shall i support this stupidity. I know some gays are obsessed with heteronormative living and copying, but do we really need or want the worst parts of their (lack of) ‘culture’?
Sets political action ten years events like this.
AND IT HAS BEEN PROVEN APPARENTLY THAT WEARING SPEEDOS AND A SMILE IMPROVES THE LIVES OF GAY MEN THE WORLD OVER. AS THESE PHOTOS SHOW…..
Gareth Thomas Business Partner Is A Fugitive From Justice In South Africa – Stole 1.4 Million Bucks.
I fucking knew there was something strange about Sean Smith when he started sending me emails saying he was Gareth Thomas’s partner after Gareth had denied it. But now all this shit has come out……
RUGBY legend Gareth Thomas is expected to be stunned by revelations a friend he started a business with is WANTED over alleged swindles of £1.4million.
But the People can exclusively reveal Smith fled justice more than two years ago after persuading magistrates in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, to release him on bail because he had HIV and feared dying in prison.
He was helped by a clinical psychologist who testified to the court that Smith, 42, was HIV positive. It is believed he contracted the virus from an infected needle.
At the time Smith was awaiting trial over 14 charges of fraud and theft totalling £1.4million.
The judge who let him out came to the decision after being told the police had confiscated his UK citizen’s travel documents.
But once he was free Smith went to the British consulate and managed to persuade officials to give him a replacement passport.
Before leaving the country he emailed his lawyer in South Africa saying he was going to Australia. Soon afterwards a warrant for his arrest was issued.