New Zealand’s Andreas Derleth has been crowned Mr Gay World after a contest in Johannesburg held with the aim of challenging homophobia in Africa, AP reports.
Many contestants suffered to get to the finals. After Mr Gay Ethiopia entered the contest, his father cut off all communications. Mr Gay Zimbabwe left the contest as the publicity was making life difficult for his mother. Namibia’s representative, Wendelinus Hamutenya, said that although he was disappointed to lose to Mr Derleth, 32, he would return home to fight for gay and human rights.