Robbie O'Bara wun the title of Mr Gay Europe in Prague, July 30, 2013

Robbie O’Bara wun the title of Mr Gay Europe in Prague, July 30, 2013

Hello guys,

My name is Robbie and I am so honoured to hold the title of Mr Gay Europe 2013.  First off I would like to thank the organizers for putting together such a great event in Prague – I had the time of my life.

It was truly incredible getting to meet all the guys.  We shared life experiences from our respective homes; we shared the joys from our successes and the pains from our battles.  I was astounded by how similar we all are at the end of the day.  We really are one family.

Having called Dublin home for the past four years, I feel great pride in carrying forward the local spirit.  Ireland has sculpted my future as a medical doctor and focused my views as a global citizen.  I now feel it is my duty to act and speak up when I see injustice, no matter what form it takes.

Our LGBT community must be strong, must be inclusive, and simply must be.  My focus over the next year, and indeed for the rest of my life, is to make our LGBT community robust in body, mind, and social spirit.  As the social species we are, I really believe that loving ourselves and those around us is the first step to moving forward.  I thank you for this opportunity to do so.

With love,
Robbie O’Bara