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Christopher Price was crowned Mr Gay Wales 2018 and is now ready to take the Y Ddraig Goch (Welsh Dragon) to Warsaw.

The nine-times World Kickboxing Champion is ready to compete for the Mr Gay Europe title and knock-out the judges with his charm and charisma.

Christopher Price | Photo: Facebook

With his campaign, oneTeamoneGoal, the 26-year-old is ready to kick homophobia out of contact sports.

How did you come across the Mr Gay Wales competitions and what made you apply?

I was aware of the competition because I know the previous winners of Mr Gay Wales.

The reason I applied for Mr Gay Wales 2018 was to raise awareness within the sporting industry. With the platform, I could reach out to help more people than I could have without the title.

Christopher Price is Mr Gay Wales 2018 | Photo: twitter

What was the selection process like?

It was fairly straightforward. I applied in February, and after several interviews and application I was selected with my campaign in June 2018.

What does it take to become Mr Gay Wales?

You have to have the drive and passion to make a difference within the LGBTQ community.

You have to be someone who wants to give back to the community, as well as supporting others along the journey. It takes time, commitment, and love.

What changed in your life since you won the competition?

More people look up to me as a role model and a voice.

I’ve been given opportunities to attend Pride events, to stand tall and voice my campaign, where before I didn’t have this platform.

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Chris at Newcastle Pride | Photo: twitter

You have been world kickboxing champion nine times. How does being gay go down in the kickboxing world?

Being gay in the kickboxing industry is like any contact sports.

You have the haters and the homophobic comments and online abuse from others teams and spectators, but my teammates have embraced the fact I am a gay man and don’t see me as any less of a man than a straight man within this sport. They’ve supported me.

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Tell us about your campaign?

So my campaign is called oneTeamoneGoal. The slogan for it is #TheProudGame.

I’ve set up my campaign to help others within the contact sports industry.

If I can step out and be proud and face the world, so can anyone else when they believe and stand tall.

I aim to set up support groups so others out there don’t feel alone – where they can talk to someone about the issues or the fears they have if they are steeping out. I also want to highlight the implications of being proud and out in the sporting industry.

Christopher’s campaign – oneTeamoneGoal | Photo: Facebook

You’ll be representing Wales at Mr Gay Europe competition in Poland. How are you preparing from that?

I’ve created a PowerPoint presentation to explain to the judges and other delegates about my campaign, and why I should be crowned Mr Gay Europe 2018.

I’ve gained more understanding and knowledge of LGBTQ Law and current affairs throughout Europe. Most importantly, I’m going to embrace the competition and enjoy it with all the delegates from around Europe, as each and every one of us deserves it with our individual campaigns, all of which set out to make a difference.

Next stop: Warsaw, Poland! What would you like to achieve at the Mr Gay Europe stage?

The support and backing of the judging panel, and for them to see and believe in my campaign like I do.

Also, to help not only the UK but other countries who need the support and backing that my campaign can bring with the right guidance and help.

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Christopher Price | Photo: twitter

Any message you would like to leave to our readers?

Remember, love is power and together standing as a unity a difference can be made. OneteamoneGoal.

 

To vote for Christopher visit the Mr Gay Europe’s page.

Follow Mr Gay Wales on Twitter to know more about his campaign.

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