Meet Mr. Gay World 2017:
LGBTI Activist John Raspado
 
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via GMA News -  With a message of empowerment and acceptance, John Raspado made history as the first Filipino and Southeast Asian to win the Mr. Gay World title.  Aside from his international pageant title, Raspado is a proud Self-Worth Ambassador for advocacy group LoveYourself, Inc. The organization offers free and confidential HIV testing and treatment, counselling and peer education, and initiating programs and projects towards HIV/AIDS awareness.

"John is now in the ranks of Miss Universe 2015, Pia Wurtzbach, who internationally helps Filipinos raise awareness of HIV/AIDS," acording to the LoveYourself executive director.  "With [John's] vigor to push for his advocacies, we are truly proud of John for he committed 110% of himself to represent the country well, and he did."

Raspado competed for the title in Madrid, Spain on May 10 and won Best in Swimwear, Formal Wear, Interview and was the #1 choice for online and social media voters.  With this win, Raspado hopes to continue his work as an advocate of gender equality and remain a role model for memebers of the LGBTQI+ community.

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