For the first time, the contestants in Mr Gay World came to Africa, a continent where most countries still maintain sodomy laws, sometimes punishable by death.
This year a towering German who lives in New Zealand, Andreas Derleth,
took the title late Sunday. He beat out 21 other men, including the
first black African contestants whose participation brought its own
Taurai Zhanje, the contestant from Zimbabwe where President Robert
Mugabe regularly brands gays as "worse than pigs and dogs", pulled out
after government agents intimidated his family.
His family was followed by agents of the regime in Zimbabwe. His mother
is employed by the government, she surely would have lost her job.
And with 80 percent unemployment, she was looking after a lot of people.
The Ethiopian delegate, Robel Hailu, is a student in South Africa but
was disinherited after a radio station in Addis Ababa announced his
Obviously these guys birth certificate no doubt is an apology from the condom factory.
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