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Alfredo Ferreyra - Mr. Gay World South America Director

MEDIA Release For Immediate Release

Mr. Gay World announces Continental Directors

Mr. Gay World gets ready for fourth annual global competition with a well rounded volunteer advisory board from all corners of the globe.

Sydney, Australia - October 11th, 2011 - Eric Butter, President of Mr. Gay World announced today his new global volunteer advisory board representing all corners of the globe.  Butter says, "Many of our international producers have been on the Mr. Gay journey for a number of years and as Mr. Gay World heads into our fourth global competition set for South Africa we felt it was time to reorganize our structure to maximize our synergies with each of the global regions."

Mr. Gay World welcomes volunteer directors from Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, South America and Oceania.  All of the directors have a huge wealth of knowledge in LGBT Tourism, Human Rights and sexual diversity.

Coenie Kukkuk - Africa | Co-Founder of Mr. Gay South Africa (Pty) Ltd and an accomplished attorney.  Kukkuk is a commissioner of the Small Claims Court and is an activist in South Africa for sexual diversity and equal human rights.  Kukkuk is a member of the Pink Loerie Mardi Gras organizing committee and runs a social news network called Gayspeak News.

Noemi Alberto - Asia | Co-Founder of Mr. Gay World and Mr. Gay Philippines.  Alberto sits on the Executive Committee for Mr. Gay World and is the Chairperson for Mr. Gay Philippines.  Alberto is a chemical engineering graduate and successful business woman in Manila with a career placement agency.  Alberto is active with various outreach programs including charity work and education with HIV/AIDS founding the "Red Ribbon Campaign."

Tore Aasheim - Europe  | Playing a key role in creating both Mr. Gay Europe and Mr. Gay World.  Aasheim is the President of Mr. Gay Europe and recently held the role of district council leader in Oslo; he is the chairman of the gay network of the Socialist Leftwing party of Norway and he is the editor of the pansexual magazine Cupido in Norway.   Aasheim has an international degree in Journalism and has been working as to Editor in Chief for a radio station, a newspaper and several lifestyle magazines. Aasheim has been Managing Director of a model agency and an acting school.  Aasheim has also worked in television with a national music show and interactive TV shows, covering anything from public service to gay lifestyle.

Dean Nelson - North America & Oceania | Co-Founder of Mr. Gay World and Mr. Gay Canada.  Nelson sits on the Executive Committee for Mr. Gay World and is the Executive Producer of GayWhistler's WinterPRIDE and currently sits on the Board of Directors for Travel Gay Canada.  Nelson has been active in various community groups including Vancouver Pride Society, InterPride, GLISA 2011 North America Outgames Society and the founder/executive producer of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games PRIDEhouse, an LGBT pavilion that celebrated sexual diversity and created a dialogue on homophobia within sports.

Alfredo Ferreyra - South America | Alfredo was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, studied at home and abroad getting two Master in Business Administration degrees. He has worked for 25 years for IBM retiring in the  position of Business Control. Since 2001 he was the founder of several companies related to LGBT activities and tourism services. He is  specialized in personalized and tailor-made services to the LGBT community. He has joined IGLTA in 2001 and since 2007 he was named IGLTA Representative to Argentina and Uruguay. He works with a variety of LGBT Non Profit Organizations and HIV/AIDS foundations. Finally he is currently working as LGBT Market Consultant in Latin America.
Alfredo Ferreyra - Sud America | Alfredo nació en Buenos Aires, Argentina, estudió en su país y en el exterior obteniendo dos Maestrías en Administración de Negocios. El ha trabajado por 25 años en IBM retirándose en la posición de Control de Negocios. Desde el año 2001, él ha fundado varias compañías relacionadas a las actividades LGBT y a los servicios de turismo para la comunidad LGBT, especializándose en productos turísticos personalizados y privados. Se incorporó a la IGLTA en el año 2001 y desde el año 2007 fue nombrado Representante de la IGLTA para Argentina y Uruguay. El trabaja en varias Organizaciones No Gubernamentales LGBT y en Fundaciones de Lucha contra el VIH/SIDA. Actualmente se desempeña como Consultor del Mercado LGBT en América Latina. 

Mr. Gay World is very excited to welcome the new team of MGW12 and looks forward in helping to raise awareness of sexual diversity and equal human rights throughout the world.  Mr. Gay World competition will be held in Johannesburg, South Africa April 4-8, 2012.  The grand finale of Mr. Gay World will be on Sunday, April 8th, 2012 8PM at The Lyric Theatre, Gold Reef City Casino, Johannesburg, South Africa. 

The mission of Mr. Gay World (MGW) is to advance national and international gay rights through education and public performance.  MGW creates authentic leaders who will take responsibility, not only in his own community but on a global stage, speaking out for equal rights by inspiring those around him.  MGW is a genuine and positive role model that will champion equality and diversity in the media both gay and mainstream.

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About Mr. Gay World ( )

The Mr. Gay World Competition is the Twenty First Century beauty contest where the delegates represent their nation as the best spokesperson and embody the spirit of their nation.   The delegate chosen to represent his peers on a global stage will not only have the inner beauty of confidence, self assurance, charisma and natural leadership abilities but he will also take care in his outward beauty.

4th Annual Mr. Gay World Competition heads to Johannesburg, South Africa (April 4-8 2012)

Mr. Gay World Grand Finale is set to take place in the dynamic city of Johannesburg, South Africa, April 4-8, 2012.
President of MGW, Eric Butter said, "We are so excited to take our Big Five (continents) to Africa to experience the 'Rainbow Nation' for our fourth annual competition over the Easter holidays.  The producers of Mr. Gay South Africa have produced excellent quality events and are so looking forward to the production and unique African experience they are planning for the international delegation."

Mr. Gay World - International Media
 Dean Nelson
 MGW Media Relations
Tel: +1.604.288.7218

Mr. Gay World - African Media
 Coenie Kukkuk
 Media Relations
Tel: +27 12 348 3717

Mr. Gay World - European Media
 Tore Aasheim
 Media Relations

Mr. Gay World - Latin America Media
 Alfredo Ferreyra
 Media Relations
Tel: +54 911 4184 8290

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