Muslim outsider is Mister Gay finalistby Ivano Abbadessa - 2016.03.04
For the first time ever, one of the finalists of Mister Gay Belgium is a Muslim. Abdellah Bijat is a 22-year-old of Moroccan origin who hopes to break the taboos surrounding Islam and homosexuality by taking part in the men’s beauty contest. He says: “In the Koran it says that we should be tolerant and open. That means respecting others, no matter what their preferences are.” The final will take place on 28 May in Antwerp. And by then the charismatic Abdellah, with strong support from friends and family, hopes to get the most votes.