The Eric Butter Philanthropy Award

Each year the host nation nominates a person or organization for the Mr. Gay World Eric Butter Philanthropy Award.

The award is given to an individual that possesses extraordinary selflessness to the greater community in moving diversity acceptance forward.

This individual is a leader and inspires those around him/her to be their very best. The goal of the award is to bring public recognition to dynamic individuals from around the world, whose values infuse their humanitarian accomplishments, and provide inspiration to the next generations specifically in diversity issues with LGBT and/or HIV/AIDS community.

Mr. Gay World is looking for today’s LGBT heroes. Next generation leaders who have a vision for change that will better the world in a meaningful way, and who have created a mechanism for acting on that vision in ways that deliver measurable results.

We evaluate that against the following criteria:

1) Today’s LGBT heroes whose values and regard for humanity serve as an inspiration for the next generations.

2) Next generation leaders who have a vision for change that will better the world in a meaningful way

3) Nominees who have created a mechanism for acting on their vision in ways that deliver measurable results;

4) Nominees who exhibit innovation, leadership and impact in their chosen field.