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  • Writer's pictureDean Nelson, (he/him) CTC, LLD

First Mr Gay Canada Edmonton Crowned!

Mr Gay Canada - Edmonton winner LJ Steele 2013
MGC - Edmonton Winner, LJ Steele with Producer, Ken Coolen

Although Mr Gay Canada season five (MGC13) is just weeks away from competing in Antwerp, Belgium for the title of Mr Gay World, the search is on for next year's delegates for Mr Gay Canada season six (MGC14).  The regional competitions kicked off in Edmonton as part of the annual Edmonton Pride Week festivities.

The delegates participated in various competitions including panel interviews and a Youth Speak Outreach hosted at the Red Ribbon Building at HIV Edmonton.

The Grand Finale was held at Buddies Nite Club with hostess Felicia.  The guys worked their magic in the fashion show to impress the judges modelling outfits by The Briefing Room, Priape, Pump Underwear and Dayton Boots.  After the boys put on a show for the crowd and answered the infamous final questions for the judges the decision was made and LJ Steele was crowned the first Mr Gay Canada Edmonton. LJ said "It was a privilege to run and now represent Edmonton for the Gay Canada competition. I'm looking forward to the good I can do for my community with this title."  A huge thank you to all the sponsors who helped make this event possible and a special thanks to Gay Calgary Magazine for being the photographer.


Help Mr Gay Canada 2013 Danny Papadatos Win The People's Choice Award

2013 Mr. Gay Canada winner Danny Papadatos
2013 Mr. Gay Canada winner Danny Papadatos at the Zoo in Saskatoon

Mr Gay World 2013 is only weeks away and you can help support Canada's competitor win the People's Choice Award.  This year, contestants have been asked to introduce themselves, tell us why they love where they are from and to share a story about a romantic or quirky date they have been on. Their photographs will help us see what they love about their home city.

Besides the prize he will win $500 USD will be given to his charity of choice, Rainbow Refugee, an organization which supports and advocates with people seeking refugee protection because of persecution based on sexual orientation, gender identity, or HIV status.

And if that wasn't enough of a reason, everytime you vote you are also entered into a draw to win $200 USD!

To vote for Danny go to Guy Spy's Peoples Choice Award and vote.  You can vote once every 24 hours so make sure you remember to vote for Danny and help him win $500 for Rainbow Refugee which can help Canada's LGBT refugees.  Vote now! (voting is now closed)


The GuySpy Global Campaign for Gay Rights Contest

GuySpy Global campaign for Gay Rights

GuySpy is looking for original photos that inspire thought and insight about the state of gay rights worldwide. While there are vast differences in freedoms for LGBT people globally we recognize that we are one community internationally and the power to affect change lies within all of us being able to connect on a larger and more powerful scale.

It's Easy To Enter!

Each contestant is simply asked to upload a photo of themselves or of something that represents where gay rights are at where they live. In addition to the picture, we are asking for entrants to write a short statement of no more than 250 words describing how or why their photo captures the state of gay rights -- whether good or bad. 

Enter or vote today! (voting is now closed)

Mr Gay World at worldOutgames III Antwerp, Belgium 2013


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