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Raf Van Puymbroeck (21) from Vosselaar has been elected several weeks ago as Mister Gay Belgium 2016. It is a special title and an honour for this municipality and they would like to honour Raf in the presence of mayor Josee heykants. There will be a festive reception tonight at 20.00 at city hall of Vosselaar.
In regarding to the awful terroristic act in Orlando, Raf Van Puymbroeck also lauched a fresh new campaign, especially now with the European Football Champignonship 2016 called: ‘United We Are. United We Win!’.
Raf wants to deliver a message of brotherhood, togetherness, being united and to stop discrimination and breaching of the human rights in all shapes!!! Raf says about Orlando: “It is barbarian, cowardly and against the human rights. It is an act that we can only condemn and judge. This attack has affect me deeply and my thoughts and compassion goes out to all the loved ones of the victims”.
Raf feels that team spirit is very important at all times and like with the football in France now everybody is rooting together for one team, but we forget to do this in at all times and not to judge one another. It is not easy to come out of the closet as an athlete, especially as a soccer player. It should be able to be yourself and to out yourself. But by many different visions by clubs, board members, sponsors and supporter makes it still difficult to be able who you are within sports.
“In the soccer world it is still a macho world and not only for players, but also for referees to join sports as a LGBT person”, says Raf.” Many people forget that talent, passion and insight in a sport has nothing to do with your character or for which team you are batting. I still notice, especially in the soccer world, that there is still a lot of work for acceptance and the image towards LGBT’s and transgenders”.
Pink In our Lives want to wish congratulations with his honouring reception tonight and good luck with his campaign “United We Are. United We Win”. We are sure we will hear more about it in the future and off course we will keep you posted. If you want to know more about it, check out also the website www.mrgaybelgium.be