Monday, November 28, 2011

US Mr. Gay Results for 2011

The Seventh Annual US Mr. Gay Competition was another big success in Philadelphia and here are the results:

Philanthropy - Washington DC Mr. Gay - Cesar Ayala
On-line Popularity - Washington DC Mr. Gay - Cesar Ayala
Mr. Gay Fitness - Pittsburgh Mr. Gay - Steve Eccleston
1st Runner Up - Pittsburgh Mr. Gay - Steve Eccleston
Mr Congeniality - New Hope Mr. Gay - Paul Winkler
US Mr. Gay - Lancaster Mr. Gay - Bryan Dorsey

This photo shows all of this year's contestants at the Rocky statue in Philadelphia.
Brian Dorsey, US Mr. Gay for 2012 will now represent the United States in the International Mr. Gay Competition coming up next year in Chicago.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

LIST of Judges for the U.S. Mr. Gay Competition

TJ Kelly - The A-List New York

Jade Starling - Lead Singer from Pretty Poison

Scott Nevins - TruTV's "The Smoking Gun Presents"

Robear - NY Ink on TLC

U.S. Mr. Gay brings together contestants representing the nation’s most prestigious cities, a wide variety of celebrity judges, performers, and hosts, as well as spectators from all around the country. A series of competitive categories and performances will culminate in the naming of the 2012 U.S. Mr. Gay titleholder. The winner of this competition will go on to compete in International Mr. Gay (IMG). The IMG Competition is the largest and oldest running international contest to select an ambassador or spokesman to support the mission of the sponsoring nonprofit corporation, the Noble Beast Foundation.

With a year of experience under his belt, Yelk believes that the U.S. Mr. Gay Competition in Philadelphia will again raise the event’s profile and visibility. “We built a lot of momentum in 2010. Philadelphia’s regional LGBT community members opened their arms wide and embraced the opportunity to be the first east coast host for U.S. Mr. Gay,” said Yelk. “But last year was just the beginning, and I guarantee that 2011 will be a bigger, better, and more fabulous event.”

The schedule, venues, contestants, and entertainment for the U.S. Mr. Gay Competition will be released periodically on To book your trip to Philadelphia for the U.S. Mr. Gay Competition and view the local LGBT visitor’s guide, go to

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

US Mr. Gay Competition set for Philadelphia the weekend of November 19, 2011.

Last year's winner, Eddie Rabon representing Columbia, South Carolina, is shown here at the Liberty Bell wearing his US Mr. Gay for 2011 sash. Eddie won his title at last year's event and will be there on November 19th to turn his title over to the US Mr. Gay for 2012. The US Competition was awarded to Philadelphia producer Bruce Yelk again this year after his huge success producing the first US Competition on the East Coast last year of the seven year history of the US Competition started by the Noble Beast Foundation in 2005.

This year the men competiting to reprsent the US at the International Mr. Gay Competition will gather in Philadelphia on November 18th to begin their series of competitive events leading up to the US Finals on stage on the evening of the 19th. T
he panel of judges will again include Village Voice columnist Michael Musto and Ryan Nickalus and TJ Kelly from Logo's "The A-List." Musto spelled out his criteria for the 2012 Mr. Gay. "An intelligent and personable guy who happens to be good-looking, not the other way around. I want someone who can represent all gays by being an individual – someone with spunk, spirit and smarts worthy of our community's respect.”

Tickets to this year's stage presentation of the 2012 Awards can be purphased at www.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Special Pre-Sale Offer!


Take advantage of our special Two Day U.S. Mr. Gay Pass for only $30 if you purchase before Halloween!

Two Day Pass Includes:

* Admission to the Friday night Welcome Reception & 1st Round of Q & A. The event includes a Smirnoff open bar from 8-9pm with horsd'oeuvres.
Doors Open at 8pm
Woody's- 202 S. 13th St. - Philadelphia

- General Admission to Saturday night's U.S. Mr. Gay Competition.
Doors Open at 8pm
Voyeur - 1221 St. James St. - Philadelphia

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Check out this year

Want to see this year's US Finalists? So does everyone including Perez Hilton and Tori Spelling - shown here with previous US Mr. Gay Grant Ermis from Sacramento. CLICK HERE to see the 2011 US FInalists who will be in the US Mr. Gay Competition over the November 19th weekend in Philadelphia. On line voting starts on November 1st so sign up and come back to vote.

The US Finals

over the November 19th weekend in Philadelphia are just one of over 20 world finals that have or will take place to pick the ONE guy who will represent his nation. How tough is that? We have been at this for six years now and we can tell you that it's an amazing process and, well, someone has to be the guy to represent us all for 2012. The interesting thing is that the 20 men who show up to compete, both for the US Finals and the International Grand Finale, are all BIG WINNERS. They won their homeland's national Competition; they are attractive and well spoken (in many languages), and they understand the mission of the Noble Beast Foundation and are willing to support that mission.

We are truly blessed with a group of outstanding men who become our Ambassadors to the world. They are their nation's representative and they also step onto the world stage to represent us all. We spend a big chuck of their time when they are attending the International Mr. Gay (IMG) Competition to train them to be World Ambassadors. They are all our winners who have learned the message our Foundation exists to deliver - and they take those words out to the world to end homophobia.

The global state of our rights ranges from the relative safety of some of the more liberal Western Societies to the prospect of being imprisoned and executed for being gay in other parts of our world. So, although you think gay rights are fine or think this is frivolous, we don't believe our mission has been accomplish. We don't believe it's time to just party - although we are good at that - but we do believe we need to do some work and these are our trained spokesmen. We are proud of the work they do and want to honor them for their courage in standing up in front of the world and saying not only that I am gay but that gay is good.

US Mr. Gay

US Mr. Gay for this year is Eddie Rabon; he succeeds 2009 winner Adam Boyles from Huntington Beach, CA.

Hailing from Lexington, South Carolina, Mr. Rabon received a BA in Musical Theatre from Point Park University. He resides in New York City, is employed as an administrator in a private K-12 school for high-profile children and works professionally in the performing arts. Eddie volunteers with Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, and was a 2010 team captain of its annual Broadway Bares fundraiser. Since 1988, BC/EFA has raised over $195 million for essential services for people with AIDS and other critical illnesses across the United States.

Mr. Rabon will pass on his title on stage at this year's US Finals November 19th at Voyeurs on St. James Street in downtown Phiadelphia. He may be reached directly at, and followed on Twitter ( and Facebook.

See Full article at NBC Philadelphia