As a proud Canadian blogger, I am passionate about sharing real-life stories from the LGBT community. Through my blog I have met and interviewed many influential members of the LGBT community from around the world. Through my interactions with these leaders I’ve come to learn and understand not all jurisdictions are equal. This demonstrates to me more work needs to be done to secure the basic human rights of gays, lesbians and trans-gendered people around the world.

As a role model to others, especially the many youth that read and follow my tales, I decided to compete in the Mr. Gay Canada competition to show others how anyone, including those from smaller, rural communities, can control their own destiny and lead successful lives. Through mentoring and blogging I have helped others ease their own journey into the LGBT community, and have taught others to be more open, accepting and tolerant of all lifestyles.

In my term as Mr. Gay Canada, I will continue to share my life journey, broaden my voice, and advocate for the rights and matters that impact the LGBT community, in Canada and globally. It is my goal to continue to motivate thousands of people in Canada and around the world, to deliver a positive influence, and raise awareness of events, activities and issues that affect the LGBT community.

From February 9-11, the finalists will compete in Whistler, BC at WinterPRIDE for the title of Mr. Gay Canada 2012. The finalists will be judged on:

  • A fashion runway show
  • Modelling photo shoot
  • Fitness challenge
  • Swimsuit show
  • Public speaking
  • Outreach for a local charity to give back to the host community
  • Online voting

If you believe I would be suitable for the role of Mr. Gay Canada 2012, I would encourage you to vote online today.

In the lead up to the competition I am excited about raising awareness of the competition, which is sure to be very exciting and a lot of fun. I hope to make a lot of new friends and contacts on the journey and I look forward to sharing with everyone my experiences and the stories I will be hearing as a result of this exciting adventure!