Australia has a healthy history involved in the Mr. Gay World competition.

The national Mr. Gay Australia title began in 2009 when Ben Edwards became the first person to represent Australia at the annual Mr. Gay World held in Whistler Canada.

Australia had never been crowned the title of Mr Gay World until Jordan Bruno from WA won the 2018 title held in Knysna in South Africa.

The most recent representative was Dion Alexander in 2023 our first representative since the 2020 and 2021 titles were cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

2009 Ben Edwards 2010 Byron Adu 2011 Leigh Charles 2012 Benjamin Michael
2013 Aaron Taylor 2014 Christopher Glebatsas 2015 Scott Fletcher 2017 David Francis
2018 Jordan Bruno 2019 Rad Mitic 2020 – Cancelled 2021 – Cancelled
2022 – Dion Alexander


Since 2017, candidates for the Mr. Gay Pride Australia competition have been chosen for attributes that include Leadership, Relatability, Communication, and their ability to Engage with the wider LGBTI community.

The Mr. Gay Pride Australia competition is broken up into five main Categories:​

  1. Engagement  – Candidates are assessed on their ability to engage with the wider LGBTI community.
  2. Community out-reach – Candidates are assessed on their work conducted throughout the community.
  3. Public speaking – Candidates are assessed on their ability to articulate a message in a public forum.
  4. Natural Leadership Ability – Candidates should possess a Natural Leadership ability that can be built on and developed to give back to the community.
  5. Personal Character – The character of a candidate is assessed ensuring the future Mr. Gay Pride Australia will have a positive persona to become a role model and leader that the community can be proud of.

Please note: Mr. Gay Pride Australia is not a beauty contest. A candidate’s physical appearance is not assessed at any stage of the competition and does not form part of the judging criteria.