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Q Television Network to Offer Exclusive Live Coverage of MR. GAY 2006; Global Contestants Converge on Palm Springs this October


PALM SPRINGS, Calif., Aug. 17 -- Anticipation is building in the search for Mr. Gay 2006, happening October 7-9, 2005 (Columbus Day weekend) at the Riviera Resort in Palm Springs, California and broadcast LIVE exclusively on the all gay Q Television Network.

Local winners are currently being selected in cities around the country. Each local “Mr. Gay” winner will then advance to the US finals in Palm Springs and vie for the national title of “Mr. Gay USA.” During the same Grand Finale stage show, the newly-crowned “Mr. Gay USA” will compete against finalists from all over the world for the global title of “Mr. Gay International.”

Blair Shepard has been chosen as “Mr. Gay San Francisco.” Upcoming local contests include: Oklahoma City (Aug. 21); New York (Sept. 19); and Los Angeles (Sept. 25), Ft. Lauderdale (TBD) and San Diego (TBD). Participating countries sending their representatives include: Austria, Denmark, Estonia, Germany, Hungary, Lapland, Latvia, The Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland and more.

Discounted room rates are available through September 15th at the Palm Springs Riviera Resort, the pageant’s official host hotel. Call 1-800-444-8311 and mention “Mr. Gay,” “Mr. Gay Competition,” or the “Competition” for a special rate of $129 per night (double occupancy, two night minimum) AND be assigned to the area of the Resort reserved exclusively for pageant participants and attendees. Rooms reserved after that date will be at regular prices.

Producer Dirk Shafer (“Playmate of the Year” and “Circuit”) and Palm Springs Mayor Ron Oden have just been added to the distinguished panel of judges for the Grand Finale. They join Joseph Rachert, Marketing Director for Interactive Male; Alan Brown, President of Electric Dreams Foundation; and J.R. Pratts, Publisher of Instinct Magazine.

For additional information, individual entry forms, special host hotel rates, competitor photos, contest schedules and updates, visit:

This national network of competitions is produced by Community Promotions, a California LLC owned and operated by Don Spradlin and Thomas Roth and presented by Instinct Magazine.


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