Mr. Gay World (MGW) President, Eric Butter, welcomed the international press and the 2011 MGW Delegates with
a very passionate opening remarks,
"Mr. Gay World is proud to bring our message of universal respect and equality to our friends in Asia. The Philippines has offered us a warm friendly and colourful welcome and set the world a glow with Manila Flare. We are honoured to host 23 young ambassadors for Human Rights, the Right to Love, Respect and Harmony. We have representatives from the five continents who will tell their stories, select their champion and celebrate our identity together in this unique event."