Mr Gay UK

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Several winners of Mr Gay UK marching at EuroPride 2006, London
Mr Gay UK is a British annual beauty contest for gay men, with regional heats held in gay nightclubs with a grand final usually at a gay venue. The contest is owned and promoted by gay entrepreneur Terry George.

It began in 1982 as "Mr Hardware" (named after a fragrance) designed to promote a gay mail order company. The event, held in the Heaven nightclub, was filmed by the BBC as part of a documentary entitled Something For the Ladies. In 1984 the name was changed to Mr Gay UK.

List of winners

External sites


  1. Bros Information: "Matt was also voted Mr Gay UK in 1988 and again in 1990."
  3. So listed in Wikipedia, but not mentioned on the official Mr Gay UK site. The Wikipedia entry goes on to say "Mr UK 2010 finalist, Paul Wallwork, has gone on to compete in further pageants and earned himself the title of Mister Supernational Manchester in 2011 and won the Best Hair heat."
  4. "Mr Gay UK 2013" All Points North Publications Limited