Today I have been black

Today I have been a black person, or rather, a non-white individual. Entering the Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg I realized that the ticket I got in the ticket booth randomly had made me “non-white” – more or less in the same way Mother Nature made me white when I...

Out of Africa

As I writing these words I am in my room at Askari Game Lodge, about two hours’ drive outside Johannesburg. I have just been on a safari watching lions, wild beasts and antelopes, and right now, on the outside off my porch, down in a pond a grumpy hippo is complaining...

A day with the Council of Europe

Hi guys, This week I’d like to tell you about my experience when meeting with the Council of Europe on LGBT Rights. It was April the 16th when all Italian LGBT associations and representatives, me included, met the European Council to Rome, inside one of the...

The European delegation for MGW 2012

11 proud men aged 21 – 42 form the European delegation to Mr Gay World in Johannesburg, South Africa, April 4 – 8. – Europe has the biggest Delegation in MGW and it is about time to bring the MGW trophy back to the continent, says Tore Aasheim, European Area...

What Mr Gay Europe is all about

“Translators? Why do you need translators?” In 2006 an American producer was visiting Mr. Gay Europe in Amsterdam to do some research on how we did things “over here”. I showed him around the venue of the Grand Finale, and told him where we were going to place the...

The countdown has begun

Hi guys, The time has come; we have officially started to work on the next Mr Gay Europe final which is going to take place in my capital Rome! The countdown has begun and this means there will is a lot of work to be done ahead, but we are going to push ourselves to...