09/02/2014 02:56 pm ET Updated Feb 02, 2016

Stuart Hatton, Mr. Gay U.K. 2014, Crowned Mr. Gay World 2014

All hail your new Mr. Gay World... Stuart Hatton of the United Kingdom!

Hatton, who was crowned Mr. Gay U.K. out of over 250 men last December, took home the crown this week after beating challengers from 32 different countries.

The variety of categories in the competition reportedly included swimsuit, club wear, formal wear and national cotume.

“I am now able to use my voice to help those in countries around the world who have no voice or equality rights, such as people in Malaysia and Iran,” Hatton reportedly stated. “We are all human, and all gay people around the world deserve the same human rights. This is just the beginning.”

Congrats, Stuart! Head here to see more images of the winner.


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