The applications to become the new Mr Gay Ireland 2019/2020 are open and here is everything you need to know on how to apply.
MGI is a civic and visibility project founded by Brian Merriman and run by volunteers from the International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival.
According to MGI national producer, Brian Merriman: “Mr Gay Ireland has a proud track record in visibility throughout the island of Ireland. We are committed to raising HIV awareness and funds for HIV charities.
“Over the years our contestants have made a great contribution at a local level to these causes and we hope to select another fine ambassador this year to succeed Guilherme who has worked hard to present a positive gay role model for an inclusive Ireland.
“We also hope our new Mister will work with us to rejuvenate the work we began in 2005 nationally, that has contributed almost €160,000 to good Gay causes in the interim. We welcome applications from Northern Ireland too where work still is ongoing to achieve equality.”
The organisation aims to promote visibility for young gay people and safe-sex awareness in cities, towns and communities, especially in rural Ireland. Contestants take part in an intensive process of confidence building, gay rights advocacy, networking, civil society engagement and more.
Speaking about the platform given by MGI, current Mr Gay Ireland Guilherme Souza says: “See this opportunity as a lifetime experience and certainly something that you will never forget and will make you a better version of yourself.”
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Another year, another Dublin Pride Parade 🏳️🌈 I am so happy for being part of this experience one more time. It’s been a truly magical experience and it couldn’t have a better ending! It’s been a year with the Irish crown 🤴🏽 🇮🇪 and I couldn’t be prouder of my journey as Mr Gay Ireland 2018. Thanks to everyone who supported me and believed in my message. Cheers. Hope you all had a Blessed Pride! 🌈 from St. Patrick himself ☘️🐍🌟
These are the five conditions in order to qualify for the competition:
1 – Create fundraising for any charity that supports HIV in Ireland;
2 – Be a resident of the Republic of Ireland and be able to stay in the country until the end of your reign;
3 – Entrants must self identify as a gay man;
4 – Be part of the LGBT+ community in Ireland (regardless of original nationality);
5- Be willing to make a difference in the LGBT+ community in Ireland.
Are you ready to make history and join the Mr Gay Ireland family?
You can send your applications to [email protected] Interviews will take place at the end of September.
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