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Mr Gay World

  • 19th March 2012

    European delegates to Mr Gay World 2012 revealed 19

    Eleven European delegates will head to Johannesburg

    12:45 PM — Europe's delegates to the Mr Gay World competition in South Africa have been revealed.

  • 29th February 2012

    Africa’s ‘first gay billboard’ unveiled 26

    Workmen examine the newly-erected poster

    11:40 AM — The organisers of Mr Gay World believe they had unveiled the first ever gay-themed billboard in Africa.

  • 27th February 2012

    Zimbabwean pulls out of Mr Gay World 2012 11

    Taurai Zhanje pulled out of the contest at the weekend

    10:15 AM — The Mr Gay World contestant from Zimbabwe has pulled out of the competition citing personal reasons but organisers praised the "brave stand" he had taken by coming so far.

  • 21st February 2012

    Africa sends its first black contestants to Mr Gay World 79

    Lance Weyer is South Africa's candidate this year (Photo: Simon Deevz Studios)

    11:37 AM — Africa has more finalists in the Mr Gay World competition than ever before this year with representatives from Namibia, South Africa, Ethiopia and Zimbabwe.

  • 15th February 2010

    South African man wins Mr Gay World 2010 31

    Charl Van den Berg won the Mr Gay World contest

    6:50 PM — A South African man has scooped the title of Mr Gay World 2010. Charl Van den Berg, a 28-year-old restaurateur from Cape Town, was named the winner at a ceremony in Oslo, Norway, yesterday.

  • 18th January 2010

    China will not compete for Mr Gay World 2

    China will not send a contestant to Mr Gay World

    4:37 PM — Following the cancellation of the first gay pageant last week, China will not be sending a national finalist to the Mr Gay World competition next month, organisers announced.

  • 15th January 2010

    Mr Gay China pageant shut down by police 20

    Mr Gay China was cancelled today

    1:25 PM — China's first gay pageant has been shut down by police for apparently not following the correct procedures. The event was scheduled to begin today in Beijing, with eight contestants fighting for the chance to represent their country at the Mr Gay World competition later this year.

  • 12th January 2010

    China’s first gay pageant to be held this week 3

    Mr Gay China gets underway on Friday

    11:41 AM — Eight contestants will fight to the chance to be crowned Mr Gay China when the country's first gay pageant gets underway this week. China only decriminalised homosexuality in 1997 and it was seen as a mental illness until 2001.

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