This was the answer of Ms. Spain to the question “What do you think is the role of LGBT in the society,“ during the final round of the pageant that paved way for her to be crowned as the 2015 Miss Gay University yesterday evening at CAP Grand Auditorium, Davao City.
The pageant was participated by nine members of the gay community in the university who represented different countries and under the names of celebrities, namely: Venus Raj as Ms. Colombia, Maria Ozawa as Ms Japan, Andrea Brillantes as Ms. Phillippines, Ann Curtis as Ms. Puerto Rico, Ellen Adarna as Ms. Spain, Solenn Heussaff as Ms. United Kingdom, Sarah Lahbati as Ms.Uraine, Maine Mendoza as Ms. USA and Coleen Garcia as Ms. Venezuela.
The contestants tried to trump each other by wearing their national costumes and by answering casual interview questions.
Ms. Venezuela, Ms. Ukraine and Ms. Spain were chosen as the top three candidates for the crown. But in the end, Ms. Spain emerged to be the victor after the question and answer portion.
The Miss Gay University 2015 was organized by The Knghtingales Society of Davao. It has been running annually since 2003 except for 2010 and 2011 as a political symbolism of coming out in the open to address the world’s clamor for gender equality.
It was said that it all started with a simple gay pageant among bored friends who gave it a title “Miss Gay Pisohay”. The Knightingales was established as an organization to consolidate the gay-lesbian community in Ateneo de Davao University with the vision to organize a strong, united and empowered LGBT community, and to help build a discrimination-free and equal society.
The said organization took part in the formation of SAGAD or SAMAHAN’s Action for Gender Discrimination in 2009. In addition, it also conducts activities for personality development, health care awareness and anti-discrimination campaign.