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Elias Koskimies won the gay person of the year award in QX Gay Gala at the Circus nightclub in Helsinki on January 24 2014. Picture: Tony Öhberg for Finland Today

Elias Koskimies won the gay person of the year award in QX Gay Gala at the Circus nightclub in Helsinki on January 24 2014. Picture: Tony Öhberg for Finland Today

This is what we know so far: Turku is a lively city for gay people.

The south-western city is competing in five categories, including the gay bar of the year.

But who’s the gay person of the year?

Is he one of the members of the parliament: Oras Tynkkynen or Jani Toivola?

What about the hetero of the year? Could she be MP Jaana Pelkonen or the Finnish pop star Krista Siegfrids?

We will find answers to these questions tonight, as the QX Gay Gala is arranged in Finland for the second time. This year the venue is the glamorous Savoy Theatre and the gala starts at 19:30.

“Winning the gay person of the year title was a total surprise and it very much encouraged me to continue on the road I’ve chosen: to keep a rich, multilayered and fabulous gay culture flourishing from my part,” Elias Koskimies, the winner of the gay person of the year award 2014, said in a bulletin.