Meet Mr. Gay Canada 2012 Contestants: A Few Good Men

By: Brody Scott

Canada’s premier LGBT cable network, OutTV, will be following six wonderful, wacky delegates from a nationwide search in a reality series as a few good Canadian men compete for the title of Mr. Gay Canada, 2012. The eventual victor will travel to the dynamic city of Johannesburg, South Africa, to compete in Mr. Gay World Grand Finale on April 4-8, 2012.

The Mr. Gay World competition, or MGC, hopes to help create positive, authentic and empowered role models that will be a champion for Gay Human Rights within his own community as well as, on a global stage. Through these public performances, outreach and education, MGC aims to raise awareness of issues pertinent to young gay men, such as safe sex awareness, bullying and self-acceptance through they eyes and activism of it’s delegates.

It all starts February 9, in Whistler, BC as part of a reality television series on OUTtv.  Six charming delegates have been selected for this year's competition beginning on Thursday, February 9th to Saturday February 11th, which coincides with the annual WinterPRIDE festival. The Competition is a 3-day, indoor/outdoor series of events to help the judges identify a strong role model who will help build awareness of homophobia and help create safer, more inclusive spaces for all people. The competition includes physical tests and interviews. The winner will go on to represent Canada on an all expenses paid trip to Johannesburg, South Africa, in April 2012, to represent Canada in the Mr. Gay World Competition.

Ready to meet the men who will be fighting for the title of Mr. Gay Canada on OutTV?

Calan Breckon - Not for Profit Executive Director
Ryan Clayton- Lifeguard / Educator / Improviser
Brian Webb- Marketing / Blogger
Jeremy Long- Youth workers / Server
Thomas Egli- Independent Environmental Consultant / International Tour Leader
Rick Renaud
- Federal Government

Online voting for the people's choice award for Mr. Gay Canada is now open. You can vote today and learn more about the 2012 delegates here:
OUTtv is available on cable and satellite across Canada and also on The OUTtv Mr. Gay Canada series will air Spring 2012.

Visit for more info about The Annual Gay & Lesbian Ski/Snowboard Week – WinterPRIDE, Feb. 5-12, 2012 in Whistler, British Columbia, Canada. Revelers will enjoy 8 Days, 65 Events, 8,171 acres of pure skiing/riding bliss, 2500+ people from all over the world, headline talent including Int'l Producer/DJ Manny Lehman (LA), DJ Ted Eiel (Chicago), DJ Tim Jones (UK), DJ Dan Murphy (Sydney), DJ JC Simon Arcadia (Ottawa), DJ Adam Dreaddy (Vancouver), Comic Jason Stuart, Country Recording Artist Patrick Masse and many more.  The festival has something for everyone from Culinary, Sports, Social, Bear events, Lesbian events and everything in between.