Mr Gay Pride Australia 2019 Rad Mitic - Photo Fred Lemarche (The Boy Project)
Mr Gay Pride Australia 2019 Rad Mitic - Photo Fred Lemarche (The Boy Project)

Accepting this great honour of Mr Gay Pride Australia, I would like to express my gratitude, love and support that my friends whom I call my family have provided me, and their kind words of encouragement that truly platformed me into this role.

I would like to recognise and acknowledge the company that I proudly work for Trustpilot. Their support has been incredible as this is the first time that I’ve worked at an organisation where I can be my complete true self.

Reflecting on what inspired me to take on this opportunity to be the new representative of our LGBTQIA+ community, is to bring us all together as family, to educate, create awareness and to speak up against online bullying, body shaming and racism.

To be a voice for those who feel they cannot, to raise important issues about mental health, encourage and support each other by speaking about sensitive topics such as suicide.

My mission is to encourage kindness throughout our community along with the wider community such as our homes, workplaces, educational facilities, mainstream media to remove stigmas and judgement for future LGBTQIA+ generations to feel free to express their true self.

Mr Gay Pride Australia finalists 2019 - Photo by Fred Lemarche (The Boy Project)
Mr Gay Pride Australia finalists 2019 – Photo by Fred Lemarche (The Boy Project)

I would like to congratulate and sincerely thank my fellow contestants, for their amazing dedication and inspiring contribution to make a difference.

To the hard working team behind the scenes, thank you for your dedication of endless hours, you truly are the foundation, heart and soul of our community.

I am very excited and grateful to be awarded your Mr Gay Australia and I look forward to representing you.

Please reach out to me with your thoughts, ideas and concerns I am a big believer in open communication, Thank you.