Author: Mr Gay Europe Team

A walk down the MGE memory lane

Just imagine; it all started with a saucy drag queen that was ready for retirement. Yes, Mr Gay Europe has come a long way since the firste idea saw the light of day back in 2004, we have had our ups and we have had a few downs. Our timeline pays tribute to the people that have been, and still are, a part of the Mr Gay Europe family, click on the timeline link and take a walk down memory lane with us. Mr Gay Europe...

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And the winner is…

Mr Gay Europe 2017 is England’s Matt Rood (37), a professional dog walker and dog trainer. Matt won the Social Media Challenge (SoMe) and “My Project” challenge, he came second in the preliminary interview, the photo challenge and the sports challenge, and he came third in the written test and forth in the online vote. His total score came to 845 out of maximum 1200. The result was made official at Pride Park in Stockholm, Sweden, during Stockholm Pride, 5 August 2017. – Matt Rood is one of the most dedicated and hardworking gay activist that I have had...

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Mr Gay Europe 2018 in Poland

Mr Gay Europe 2018 will be held in Poland from 4 – 12 August 2018. This is said to be the biggest international LGBT event produced in Poland ever. – By organizing Mr Gay Europe 2018 in Poland we want to send a message to the gay community in Europe; that we need to stand shoulder to shoulder and support our brothers and sisters all over the continent, MGE President Tore Aasheim says. The delegates will participate in different challenges, seminars, meetings and events throughout the finale that will be organized on different locations around Poland. This will be...

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Mr Gay Europe Day 4

Mr Gay Europe has often been described as Eurovision for gay men, where the counties compete but instead of songs competing it’s gay men representing their countries on the international stage, so when Eurovison came to Mr Gay Europe, you can imagine how excited we all were. Hanne Krogh, Norwegian entrant who won in 1985 with her band Bobbysocks is royalty here in Sweden and when Managing Director, Stuart Hatton bumped into her in the Clarion hotel lobby, she wanted to know everything about Mr Gay Europe and how she could be involved. Today the delegates were treat to...

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Mr Gay Europe vs Stockholm Berserkers

The third day of Mr Gay Europe 2017 started off with an early seminar from 2016 winner, Raf from Belgium. Raf spoke about all his duties as Mr Gay Europe 2016 and how he campaigned for rainbow laces in sports around Belgium and in his college where he lectures as his full time job. All the delegates took the opportunity to chat about a winner’s journey and Raf was more than happy to share all his experiences. The second lecture of the day was presented by judge Shiona. She spoke about respect for each and how she detests the...

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Day Two in the Mr Gay Europe House…

The day started with seminars for the delegates by key note speakers who were here to chat to the boys by enriching their cultural experiences in the hope that they would pass on this knowledge to their communities back in their native countries. First to take to the stand was former Mr Gay Ireland delegate Robbie Lawlor who spoke about HIV, and the Aids and knowing the difference between the two while at the same understanding the stigma attached. Next up was President of Mr Gay Europe, Tore Asahaeim, who outside of running the MGE company is an editor...

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