As promised Pink In Our Lives will present the twelve candidates for Mister Gay Flanders 2015 in random order. As you could see on the press conference @ Red Star Line Museum (See article: http://pinkinourlives.com/2015/02/14/press-conference-mister-gay-flanders-2015/ ) there is a lot of diversity between the contestants and we are definitely looking forward to see who win the title and taking over the reign for a whole year from current title holder Willem Joris on the 30th of May 2015.
Joël Van Buggenhout is the eighth candidate of this series and he is 28 years old and living in Antwerp. He works as a supplier for Florist for Walter Van Gastel and he came out of the closet since 2009.
Why did you enter this competition and what do you want to achieve, when you become Mister Gay Flanders 2015?
“I see the participation in Mister Gay Flanders as a personal challenge to push my own boundaries. During my campaign, I want to focus on the world of education and sports. For students, teachers and top athletes their sexual orientation shouldn’t be an issue anymore. The more they can (may) come out openly for their homosexuality, the more they can function as role models for young people”.
Which person do you think is HOT/CUTE and would you love to get under the sheets with?
“Singer Adam Levine of Maroon5”. Why? “He is funny and talented. Despite his international success, he continues to seem very authentic. I would fall for his male charms.”
What would you like to change in our LGBT-community and how would you like to accomplish that?
“I want to encourage gay students, teachers and athletes to out themselves, so that they can act as a role model for others. I would like to try to put during my campaign LGBT people in education and in the world of sport in the spotlight.”
Thank you for your answers Joël and for letting my readers and your voters getting to know you better. You can vote for him through this link with OutTv: https://www.facebook.com/OUTTVBE?sk=app_129570913824547&app_data=26101