Gays in Davao City would not be pinching to death city councilor Berino Mambo-o who has caused an uproar in the gay community with his attempt to scuttle the holding of the Miss Gay Universe.
Instead, organizers of the event, trumpeted as the gays’ contribution to the 27th Kadayawan sa Dabaw, would now like to thank Mambo-o for the publicity sparked by his statement against the gay event.
Last week, Mamboo stirred a hornet’s nest in the gay community when he said that the gay beauty contest has no place in the Kadayawan which celebrates the city’s tribal customs and tradition.
Mambo-o represents the Indigenous People (IP) in the Davao City Council.
The contest was held Friday last week at the Davao City Recreational Center (DCRC) with a jampacked crowd.
We will no longer quarrel with Mambo-o because he has given us wide publicity, said Diding Lopez, organizer of the gay pageant.