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Mr Gay World™ has revealed that South Africa has been chosen to host next year’s annual international contest to find a global gay role model.

The announcement was made during the grand finale of the 2014 competition on Saturday night in Rome, Italy, in which 32 delegates from around the world competed for the coveted title.

South Africa previously successfully hosted the event in Johannesburg in 2012. The latest bid was mounted by the organisers of the annual Pink Loerie Mardi Gras & Arts Festival, and sees the country becoming the first-ever to host the event twice.

The week-long Mr Gay World™ 2015 contest will coincide with next year’s Globeflight Pink Loerie Mardi Gras & Arts Festival Knysna 2015 in association with TRIARC & MRGSA. It will be held in both Knysna and Cape Town, with the grand finale taking place in the Mother City on Sunday 3 May 2015.

“We’re honoured and humbled to have been chosen to once again host this prestigious event, which will highlight lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) inequality on the continent,” said Pink Loerie’s John O’Neil.

“South Africa and the Western Cape have abundant natural beauty that’s hard to beat anywhere else in the world, and we have the infrastructure, experience and talent to make the event a truly memorable one,” he added.

Coenie Kukkuk, Mr Gay World™ Director for Africa & Middle East, congratulated the bid committee. “We are confident that South Africa will once again deliver a world-class, yet uniquely African, experience for the delegates, judges and grand finale audience,” he said.

The successful bid was proudly backed by Globeflight Worldwide Courier Services; TRIARC, Africa’s first specialist LGBTI insurance provider; Mr Gay South Africa (Pty) Ltd; Knysna Tourism; Knysna Municipality and Wesgro, Cape Town and the Western Cape’s official tourism, trade and investment promotion agency.

ABOUT PINK LOERIE

The Pink Loerie Mardi Gras & Arts Festival is an annual celebration of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) culture and identity and takes place in the picturesque town of Knysna. Now in its 15th year, the festival hosts a series of cultural, entertainment and community fundraising events. The Globeflight Pink Loerie Mardi Gras & Arts Festival Knysna 2015 in association with TRIARC & MRGSA will take place from Wednesday 29 April to Sunday 3 May 2015.

 

John O’Neil
Sponsors & Logistics
Email: john@pinkloerie.co.za
Cell: 083 347 9570

Karin Septhon
Admin
Email: karin@pinkloerie.co.za
Cell: 082 920 5142

Mambaonline
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The Pink Loerie Mardi Gras & Arts Festival has announced a number of exciting new partnerships that will ensure that next year’s event in Knysna will be bigger and better than ever.

It was confirmed today that Globeflight couriers has again secured the naming rights for the 2015 festival and that Mr Gay South Africa (MRGSA) has joined lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) insurance company TRIARC as an official partner.

The event is now named: Globeflight Pink Loerie Mardi Gras & Arts Festival Knysna 2015 in association with TRIARC & MRGSA.

“Globeflight is proud to have been the logistics partner and sponsor of the Pink Loerie Mardi Gras & Arts Festival Knysna for the past four years and the main sponsor for the past two years,” said Jo-Ann Grace, Globeflight Marketing Director.

“At Globeflight we understand and deliver on logistics around events. With a 6000 strong client database spanning across corporate SA, some of these clients include individuals or companies from the LGBTI community, hence Globeflight’s continued support,” she explained.

Thinus van der Walt, the new owner of Mr Gay South Africa (Pty) Ltd, also expressed his excitement at joining the Pink Loerie family and revealed that this is part of his vision to grow the MRGSA brand.

He said that “partnering with Globeflight Pink Loerie Mardi Gras & Arts Festival Knysna in association with TRIARC will prove that the LGBTI community can work together to achieve great things.”

In addition, WESGRO – Cape Town and the Western Cape’s official Tourism, Trade and Investment Promotion Agency – has also signed a partnership agreement with the festival that will further boost the Pink Loerie’s bid to host the Mr Gay World™ contest next year in Knysna and Cape Town.

The organising committee will travel to Rome later this month to present their bid at Mr Gay World™ 2014. South Africa previously successfully hosted the international event in 2012 in Johannesburg.

“With our natural scenic beauty, friendly people and mild Mediterranean climate, Cape Town and the Western Cape are perfectly suited to host an event of this stature,” said Judy Lain, Chief Marketing Officer at WESGRO.

“The LGBT market accounts for around 10% of international arrivals globally. Hosting the Mr Gay World event in Knysna during April and May, will be a positive for our province as this period is usually regarded as the ‘low season’ in terms of tourist numbers,” added Lain.

Globeflight’s Jo-Ann Grace also expressed her enthusiasm for the bid. “Globeflight, the Proudly African, healthy living, eco conscious, rhino friendly courier, is excited to be involved in the bid process to bring Mr Gay World™ back to SA for Mr Gay World™ 2015 Cape Town & Knysna,” she commented.

The Globeflight Pink Loerie Mardi Gras & Arts Festival Knysna 2015 in association with TRIARC & MRGSA will take place from Wednesday 29 April to Sunday 3 May 2015.

ABOUT PINK LOERIE

The Pink Loerie Mardi Gras & Arts Festival is an annual celebration of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) culture and identity and takes place in the picturesque town of Knysna. Now in its 15th year, the festival hosts a series of cultural, entertainment and community fundraising events.

John O’Neil
Sponsors & Logistics
Email: john@pinkloerie.co.za
Cell: 083 347 9570

Karin Septhon
Admin
Email: karin@pinkloerie.co.za
Cell: 082 920 5142

Mambaonline
Media
Email: luiz@mambaonline.com
Cell: 083 653 7577

 

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