From suicide survivor to Mr Gay World – Louw Breytenbach’s journey to success

Louw Breytenbach celebrates winning Mr Gay World and bringing the crown back to South Africa for the first time in ten years, saying: “Here is to all those who love freely, loudly and boldly.”

Louw Breytenbach has won the title of Mr Gay World 2021 – the first South African to bring the crown home since Francois Nel won the title in 2011, and Charl van den Berg in 2010.

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In a previous social media post, Louw Breytenbach wrote: “We have a responsibility to take up the torch and light the way for the community that comes after us. We need visibility, diversity, and inclusion. Break the silence om mental health, trans rights, stigmatization of HIV and bullying.”

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