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Monday, March 1, 2010

Philadelphia to host nationwide Mr. Gay competition

The Noble Beast Foundation and organizers for the Mr. Gay contests have named Philadelphia as host city this year for the United States National Mr. Gay Competition.  

Don Spradlin, Noble Beast Foundation president and Mr. Gay founder, will work with Bruce Yelk and, Philadelphia's premier LGBT event promotions company to plan, promote and execute the competition. It will be held Nov. 13 at Voyeur Nightclub.

"I'm thrilled that the national organizing committee has selected Philadelphia to host the National Mr. Gay Competition," says Bruce Yelk, president,  "This is a testament to the support of our local LGBT community, and I'm incredibly excited to help coordinate what's certain to be one of Philadelphia's most innovative special events."

Mr. Gay United States features contestants, celebrity judges, performers and hosts from cities across the country.  A series of competitive categories and performances will culminate in the naming of the winner, who will compete in the International Mr. Gay (IMG) Competition Grand Finale.

“The Mission of the foundation is to advocate international equal rights by confirming the essential nature and contributions of gay men to a healthy society where being gay is not a stereotype.  We are especially concerned about the damage done by our society's acceptance of the gay stereotype to define all gay people.  We showcase real gay men to show that we are not stereotypes."

Go to for more information about the Mr. Gay competition and Noble Beast Foundation. To learn more about what Philadelphia offers to LGBT travelers, click on Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau’s LGBT web pages to be linked to information on gay-friendly amenities and attractions. 


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