India and International Mr.Gay Competition

The 2008 International Mr. Gay Competition’s grand finale is from January 17 – 21 of this year. The Awards Gala is Sunday night, January 20, 2008, at the Music Box (Henry Fonda Theater) at 6125 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood… So and so goes ones of the news.


Ok, I am not in favour or against gays or lesibians. Its one’s choice and liberty.But why I was interested in this news was that there is a guy to represent India, the country where homosexuality is considered to be illegal.


Zoltan Parag, a 26 year old model from Mumbai has made it to the contest and is said to have high chances to grab the title. So Zoltan’s participation is commendable.


 He is also the first Indian to participate in the contest. The other participants are from countries like Philippines, Canada, Australia and Netherlands. All of them comes to 22 in number. It is the third year that the contest is been conducted.


According to Don Spradlin, executive producer, International Mr Gay,Zoltan has major chances to win. Spradlin has opined that Zoltan is a very courageous boy.The winner of International Mr Gay will be awarded $10,000.


A six-member jury will select the winner to represent the homosexual community at worldwide gay events. Oratorial and debating skills are essential for the contestants. One of the objectives of this contest is to educate people about homosexuality.


For some categories the vote can be cast online at every 24 hours till January 20. The contest will begin from January 17.The finale takes place at the Music Box (Henry Fonda Theater) located on Hollywood Boulevard. The wildly popular Dennis Hensley and Tony Tripoli will host the event.


This is also a fund-raising event that will benefit the Noble Beast Foundation, a charitable organisation that supports equal rights of homosexual men.