The Mr. Gay Worldwide 2010

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    Feb 23, 2010 2:47 AM GMT
    Im a bit confused about this:



    I have nothing against other's preferences, but why is this competition so stereotyped? I mean Mr Gay? Really?
  • HndsmKansan

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    Feb 23, 2010 2:55 AM GMT
    I wonder what Mr. Straight would look like or Mr. Gym.
    I agree with your premise C....
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    Feb 23, 2010 3:32 AM GMT
    I've seen one of those guys on BigMuscle.
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    Feb 23, 2010 4:06 AM GMT
    I gotta say some of those costumes seemed RIDICULOUS! too funny
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    Feb 23, 2010 4:10 AM GMT
    I'm more than a little turned off.. and a bit frightened.
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    Feb 23, 2010 4:13 AM GMT
    to the OP - Charlitos, what is confusing to you?

    I wonder if we share the same confusion, or, disconnect, if you will.
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    Feb 23, 2010 4:16 AM GMT
    I just turned straight.
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    Feb 23, 2010 4:29 AM GMT
    RPMSoccer saidto the OP - Charlitos, what is confusing to you?

    I wonder if we share the same confusion, or, disconnect, if you will.


    I just can't relate to this in any way...and I'm gay. Again I have nothing against what others like but stereotyping this competition under the gay label makes me feel misrepresented.
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    Feb 23, 2010 4:38 AM GMT
    My disconnect was similar but different.
    I felt that the contestants were too similar, but I also wondered if the competition's design pushed them to end up seemingly stereotypical.
    Hard to say from just a clip. But something was off for me.
  • Mohannned

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    Feb 23, 2010 5:56 AM GMT
    this must be a joke
    really ... MR gay ???? maybe Mr Joke icon_evil.gif
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    Feb 23, 2010 6:42 AM GMT
    what i wonder is whether the contestants look at that video and laugh or watch it and find they look hot.

    but the cowboy ! .. is there a chance he likes to cross dress at night ?





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    Feb 23, 2010 8:18 AM GMT
    They are all winners.
  • ndbilly

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    Feb 23, 2010 10:49 AM GMT
    I only have one thing to say...

    We all want the same thing... World Peace...
  • Delivis

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    Feb 23, 2010 11:05 AM GMT
    charlitos said
    RPMSoccer saidto the OP - Charlitos, what is confusing to you?

    I wonder if we share the same confusion, or, disconnect, if you will.


    I just can't relate to this in any way...and I'm gay. Again I have nothing against what others like but stereotyping this competition under the gay label makes me feel misrepresented.


    That's because the whole idea of a Mr Gay is ridiculous. Just as the idea of a Mr Straight would be. As would the idea of Mr Straight wearing what every other straight guy would wear and vice versa.
  • coolarmydude

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    Feb 23, 2010 12:06 PM GMT
    Where are their country sashes? What a wardrobe disaster!


    Norwegians are really tone deaf on stereotypes. Perhaps it's because they are probably the most homogenous society on the planet and get their ideas of identity in other cultures or countries through media. A few years back, there was an MTV Real World guest who was from Norway and there were two African American guests. They were all shooting the breeze when the Norwegian said, "What up, my n****?" The two African American guests were deeply offended for about a day or two and the Norwegian couldn't understand why. He got the phrase from rap music, or as they say in most parts of Europe, black music. Eventually, everything was settled as everyone realized the cultural barriers. And BTW, many Europeans view white Americans as cowboys.
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    Feb 23, 2010 1:24 PM GMT
    TheGuyNextDoor saidMehhh, sadly if you have seen one pageant, you've seen them all.



    Exactly! Oh yeah, Miss Universe, Miss USA and so on.....
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    Feb 23, 2010 1:49 PM GMT
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    TheGuyNextDoor saidMehhh, sadly if you have seen one pageant, you've seen them all.

    Exactly! Oh yeah, Miss Universe, Miss USA and so on.....


    I must concur. I mean, don't get me wrong... I know how much work it is for the contestants, and I don't doubt that they care very much about what they are competing for. I'm just talking about the pageant itself. It's a lot of glamor and a lot of glitz and then everyone forgets about it.
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    Feb 23, 2010 1:59 PM GMT
    Its just a pageant. What I want to know is how these guys get INTO doing pageants?? And what is/are the prize(s)? It did feel stereotypical in some ways... more like a halloween costume party than a pageant in many cases.
  • Ironman4U

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    Feb 23, 2010 2:03 PM GMT
    Like watching a train wreck...

    So which one of you is going to host the RJ Pageant? Now that I would pay to see.
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    Feb 23, 2010 2:12 PM GMT
    http://www.worldwidemrgay.com/


    Mission Statement
    The primary purpose of Worldwide Mr. Gay (WMG) is to identify leaders who will take responsibility of being a spokesperson not only in his own community but on a global stage speaking out for equal and human rights. WMG is a positive role model and will work on humanizing being gay in the media both queer and mainstream.

    Competition
    The Worldwide Mr. Gay Competition is a 4-day, indoor/outdoor series of events to help our judges identify a strong spokesman or Ambassador to tell the world about our mission. The Competition includes athletic tests and extensive interviews with our panel of judges. Judging points are based on a diverse set of criteria including qualities in charisma, leadership, personality, appearance and communication.

    Organization
    The Worldwide Mr. Gay Competition is based on an open and transparent cooperation between producers worldwide.
    All the regional producers work in collaboration with the Executive Committee and sit on the Board of Directors of Worldwide Mr. Gay with specific portfolios of responsibility therefore ensuring a truly global reach.

    Delegates
    Regional producers are responsible for selecting which delegates will represent their region as the best possible spokesperson for local culture, ideas and equal and human right challenges.
    Each year the Executive Committee will consult with the board of directors to determine the total number of delegates to participate in the world competition, and number of delegates from each region



    Just take a look through the damn website before you guys start bitching around.

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    Feb 23, 2010 2:13 PM GMT
    ZbmwM5 saidIts just a pageant. What I want to know is how these guys get INTO doing pageants?? And what is/are the prize(s)? It did feel stereotypical in some ways... more like a halloween costume party than a pageant in many cases.



    Well that was the Costume portion of the Event...
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    Feb 23, 2010 2:20 PM GMT
    lenoxx saidhttp://www.worldwidemrgay.com/


    Mission Statement
    The primary purpose of Worldwide Mr. Gay (WMG) is to identify leaders who will take responsibility of being a spokesperson not only in his own community but on a global stage speaking out for equal and human rights. WMG is a positive role model and will work on humanizing being gay in the media both queer and mainstream.

    Competition
    The Worldwide Mr. Gay Competition is a 4-day, indoor/outdoor series of events to help our judges identify a strong spokesman or Ambassador to tell the world about our mission. The Competition includes athletic tests and extensive interviews with our panel of judges. Judging points are based on a diverse set of criteria including qualities in charisma, leadership, personality, appearance and communication.

    Organization
    The Worldwide Mr. Gay Competition is based on an open and transparent cooperation between producers worldwide.
    All the regional producers work in collaboration with the Executive Committee and sit on the Board of Directors of Worldwide Mr. Gay with specific portfolios of responsibility therefore ensuring a truly global reach.

    Delegates
    Regional producers are responsible for selecting which delegates will represent their region as the best possible spokesperson for local culture, ideas and equal and human right challenges.
    Each year the Executive Committee will consult with the board of directors to determine the total number of delegates to participate in the world competition, and number of delegates from each region



    Just take a look through the damn website before you guys start bitching around.

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    My issue isn't the pageant...that's fine...my issue is all the plucked eyebrows, eyeliner, glitter and OH SO MANY feathers....the feathers in particular...unless one of these guys is gonna start flapping his wings and fly away...i don't get it.
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    Feb 23, 2010 2:30 PM GMT
    nysexy said
    lenoxx saidhttp://www.worldwidemrgay.com/


    Mission Statement
    The primary purpose of Worldwide Mr. Gay (WMG) is to identify leaders who will take responsibility of being a spokesperson not only in his own community but on a global stage speaking out for equal and human rights. WMG is a positive role model and will work on humanizing being gay in the media both queer and mainstream.

    Competition
    The Worldwide Mr. Gay Competition is a 4-day, indoor/outdoor series of events to help our judges identify a strong spokesman or Ambassador to tell the world about our mission. The Competition includes athletic tests and extensive interviews with our panel of judges. Judging points are based on a diverse set of criteria including qualities in charisma, leadership, personality, appearance and communication.

    Organization
    The Worldwide Mr. Gay Competition is based on an open and transparent cooperation between producers worldwide.
    All the regional producers work in collaboration with the Executive Committee and sit on the Board of Directors of Worldwide Mr. Gay with specific portfolios of responsibility therefore ensuring a truly global reach.

    Delegates
    Regional producers are responsible for selecting which delegates will represent their region as the best possible spokesperson for local culture, ideas and equal and human right challenges.
    Each year the Executive Committee will consult with the board of directors to determine the total number of delegates to participate in the world competition, and number of delegates from each region



    Just take a look through the damn website before you guys start bitching around.

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    My issue isn't the pageant...that's fine...my issue is all the plucked eyebrows, eyeliner, glitter and OH SO MANY feathers....the feathers in particular...unless one of these guys is gonna start flapping his wings and fly away...i don't get it.



    NUH UH!!! Well when there is a damn costume portion to an event, don't you want to win it?! LOL If you go the the website and click on the little sections that say Asian,American,Europe and so on you'll get to see some of the men. Trust me not all of them are feminine

    Mr. Thailand is pretty sexy. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Feb 23, 2010 3:09 PM GMT
    It's a beauty pageant for gay men....

    Ask yourself,would anyone other than that kind of stereotype participate in such a thing
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    Feb 23, 2010 3:20 PM GMT
    Carnivalesque.

    I don't get it but power to them.

    Same stereotyping prevails in the straight world btw. Not every female identifies with the archetypes portrayed in most "beauty" contests etc

    People who like the stage get the limelight. It just so happens they also like costumes and pageantry. That and the unconventional always commands more attention than the mundane.

    Wanna see jocks put themselves on display, watch the sports. Wanna see these guys (trying to be respectful here), watch the pageants.