Trinity Taylor

Trinity Taylor - Photo by The Drag Photographer

Trinity Taylor – Photo by The Drag Photographer

Trinity Taylor is an entertainer out of Orlando, Florida.

In February of 2017, Trinity was revealed as a Season 9  cast member on RuPaul’s Drag Race that airs on VH1. The season premiered on March 24th, 2017.

Titles and Awards

Miss Renaissance 2016

Miss Hallows Eve 2015
(Edge – Knoxville, Tennessee)

National Entertainer of the Year, F.I. 2014

Miss Parliament House 2012
(Parliament House – Orlando, Florida)

Miss Pulse 2011
(Pulse Nightclub – Orlando, Florida)

Great Lakes Entertainer of the Year, F.I. 2009
Prelim to National Entertainer of the Year, F.I.

Alabama Entertainer of the Year, F.I. 2008
Prelim to National Entertainer of the Year, F.I.

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Kenya Black

Kenya Black - Photo by The Drag Photographer

Kenya Black – Photo by The Drag Photographer

Titles and Awards

Miss Gay USofA at Large 2017
Evening Gown and Overall Talent Category Awards

Miss Tampa Pride 2017

Sin City All American Goddess 2017
Prelim to All American Goddess

4th Alternate to All American Goddess 2016

Florida All American Goddess 2016
Prelim to All American Goddess

Miss Glamorous Newcomer 2015

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A’zsia Dupree

A'zsia Dupree

A’zsia Dupree

A’zsia Dupree is an entertainer out of Florida and is featured at venues like Pulse in Orlando.

Titles and Awards

Miss Axis 2018
(Axis Nightclub – Columbus, Ohio)

Miss Renaissance 2015

Miss National Icon 2007

Miss Black Universe 2004

Miss Duval 2004

Miss Ebony International 2003

Miss Black America 2001

Miss Dumarr International 1999

*A’zsia is also a former Miss Liberty International, Miss Metro and Miss 3-D.

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Ginger Minj

Ginger Minj - Photo by Austin Young

Ginger Minj – Photo by Austin Young

Ginger Minj is an entertainer from Orlando, Florida.  Ginger was featured on Season 7 of RuPaul’s Drag Race on the Logo network.  She was also featured on RuPaul’s All Stars Drag Race 2 that premiered on June 17, 2106.

Titles and Awards

Miss Gay United States at Large 2013

National Miss Comedy Queen 2012

2nd Alternate to Miss Continental Plus 2013

Miss Minnesota Continental Plus 2011
Prelim to Miss Continental Plus

Miss Metropolitan Continental Plus 2009
Prelim to Miss Continental Plus
Revolution Night Club – Orlando, Florida

Miss Twisters of Central Florida 2008
Twisters at Dockside – Lakeland, Florida

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Roxxxy Andrews

Roxxxy Andrews - Photo by Just Toby

Roxxxy Andrews – Photo by Just Toby

Roxxy Andrews is an entertainer in the Orlando, Florida area.

Roxxxy was featured on Season 5 of RuPaul’s Drag Race that premiered on January 28, 2013 on the Logo Channel.   She was also featured on RuPaul’s All Stars Drag Race 2 that premiered on June 17, 2016.

Titles and Awards

1st Alternate to Miss Gay Southernmost USofA 2015
Prelim to Miss Gay USofA

Miss West Virginia Continental 2012
Prelim to Miss Continental

Miss Continental Plus 2010

Miss Shining Star Continental Plus 2010
Prelim to Miss Continental Plus
Overall Swimwear and Talent Category Winner
(Talbott Street – Indianapolis, Indiana)

Miss West Virginia Continental Plus 2009
Prelim to Miss Continental Plus

2nd Alternate to Miss Gay Florida USofA at Large 2009
Prelim to Miss Gay USofA at Large
(Awarded Most Beautiful)

Miss Metropolitan Continental Plus 2008
Prelim to Miss Continental Plus

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Josh Mikael

Josh Mikael - Photo by Rodney Veal

Josh Mikael – Photo by Rodney Veal

Josh Mikael is an entertainer out of Fort Lauderdale, Florida but once called Columbus, Ohio home.

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Chantel Reshae

Chantel Reshae - Photo by The Drag Photographer

Chantel Reshae – Photo by The Drag Photographer

Chantel Reshae is an entertainer out of Orlando, Florida where she is featured at places like Parliament House.

Titles and Awards

Miss Gay Days 2018

1st Alternate to Miss Gay Days 2017

Miss Gay Southern States America 2016
Prelim to Miss Gay America

Miss Continental Elite 2015

Miss Gay Western States America 2013
Prelim to Miss Gay America

Top 10 to Miss Gay America 2013

Miss Gay D. C. America 2012
Regional Prelim to Miss Gay America

Top 10 to Miss Gay America 2012

Miss Gay Mid East America 2011
Regional Prelim to Miss Gay America

2nd Alternate to Miss Gay America 2011
(Promo-West Lifestyle Auditorium – Columbus, Ohio)

Miss Gay Gulf States America 2010
Regional Prelim to Miss Gay America

Miss Gay Mid America 2009
Prelim to Miss Gay America

1st Alternate to Miss Gay America 2009

Miss Gay East Coast America 2008
Prelim to Miss Gay America

4th Alternate to Miss Gay America 2008

1st Alternate to Miss Gay East Coast America 2007
Prelim to Miss Gay America

1st Alternate to Miss Gay East Coast America 2006
Prelim to Miss Gay America

3rd Alternate to Miss Gay America 2005

Miss Gay Heart of America 2004
Prelim to Miss Gay America

Miss Gay Florida America 2003
Prelim to Miss Gay America

1st Alternate to Miss Gay Florida America 1999
Prelim to Miss Gay America

Chantel is also a former Miss Parliament House.

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Miss Gay Days

Miss Gay Days is a regional pageant held in Orlando, Florida.

Miss Gay Days Titleholders

Miss Gay Days Titleholders

Need to research missing years for this pageant.

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Miss Gay Florida America

Miss Gay America

Miss Gay Florida America is a prelim to Miss Gay America.

Miss Gay Florida America Titleholders

Miss Gay Florida America Titleholders

*** In Loving Memory

Open Projects

Need photo for:

  • Fancy, 1996 1st Alternate

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In Loving Memory of Billie Boots

Billie Boots

In Loving Memory of Billie Boots

Billie Boots, who was also known as “Florida’s Queen Mother”, was an entertainer out of Daytona Beach, Florida where he was featured at places like the Hollywood Barn Door.  In the early days of his drag career, Billie also tried the names Eve Paradise and Candy Barr, but in the end decided to stick with his own name as Billie Boots. Billie started performing at an early age, when as an orphan, he ran away and joined a carnival where he lived as a woman stripping until he was old enough to work.  The owner of the carnival also owned a night club in Miami Beach and Billie would work there in the Fall and Winter when the carnival was not running.

One of Billie’s last known recorded performances was in 1998 at the Hollywood Barn Door in Daytona Beach for the documentary “Queens for a Night”.  In that film Billie talked about the requirements when he first started doing female impersonation and how you had to have a male name.  He also had to come to the bar as a male dressed in a shirt, tie and suit, do the show and leave dressed as a man at the end of the night.  As a consequence, he would have to take off his wig at the end of a show, something he continued to do years later when this was no longer a requirement.  In those early years, female impersonators were also not aloud to mix with the audience when dressed as a woman, so after each performance they would have to go back to the dressing room right away.    Billie talked about being arrested and laws that existed at that time where on one block it was against the law to be dressed as a woman on stage and another block over in another jurisdiction it was against the law to be dressed as a woman in the audience.  One other interesting historical period Billie talked about in the film was the requirement that when entertainers were finally allowed to leave bars dressed in drag, they had to carry entertainer cards or police cards that they got from each local police department with their picture and names on it when they were traveling in the event that they were pulled over.

When living in New York City, Billie was a seamstress and made costumes for many big stars like Totie Fields, Lena Horne, LaVern Baker, and Ruth Brown. Billie also traveled with Tubby Boots, his partner of 21 years, for a period of time.  When one of the venues he worked at closed he moved and worked out of Nashville, Tennessee.  Billie also performed in places like Grand Central and the Old San Juan in Orlando, Florida in the late 1970’s.

Two strokes in Billie’s later years slowed him down but his enthusiasm and passion to entertain a crowd never failed. He also always gave back and supported local charities like the AIDS Coalition and Our House, which gave him several awards of appreciation. Billie Boots was truly a legend and someone who helped pave the way for so many who came after him.  Sadly this great individual and entertainer is no longer with us but we will always remember his contributions to the GLBT community.

Titles and Awards

Lifetime Achievement Award 1997

Honorary Miss Florida F.I. 1997

The Tubby Boots Memorial Award for the Comedy Award of the Decade 1996

2nd Alternate to Miss Gay America 1974

Miss Gay Florida America 1974
Prelim to Miss Gay America

*Billie was also crowned the official Miss Florida Queen Mother.

Above are some of the last photos of Billie Boots taken at the Hollywood Barn Door in Daytona Beach, FL. (Photo courtesy of Eric Brown Yaughn)

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Candi Stratton

Candi Stratton

Candi Stratton

Candi Stratton is an entertainer who has lived and traveled all around the world. Some of these hot spots include Melbourne, Australia; Bangkok, Thailand and Chicago, Illinois.

Known for putting on amazing shows, Candi is especially known for her impersonation of Cher and Anastacia. Every person who has came into contact with Candi comments on her down to earth nature and friendly approach to those she meets.

Over the years Candi has won over 40 titles and with her most recent accomplishment being Miss All American Goddess.  In April of 2009, Candi moved to Minneapolis, MN where she was on cast at the Gay 90’s.   Afterwards she went on tour across the US.

Titles and Awards

All American Goddess 2009

Diamond All American Goddess 2009
Prelim to All American Goddess

Miss Brickhouse 2009

Miss Gay Universe 2007

2nd Alternate to Miss Universal Show Queen 2005

Miss Winterdaze 2004

DIVA of the Year Melbourne 2004

Miss West Virginia 1989

Miss 219 1989

Miss Tri States 1989

1st Alternate to Miss Gay USofA 1989
Talent Category Award

2nd Alternate to Miss Gay USofA 1988

Miss Gay Alabama USofA 1988
Prelim to Miss Gay USofA

Miss Gay South 1988

Miss Mobile Alabama 1988

Miss Continental Deep South 1988

Miss Florida Space Coast 1987

Miss Northern Florida 1987

2nd Alternate to Miss Florida 1986

Miss Magic City 1986

Miss South Florida 1986

Miss Tampa Bay 1986

Miss Southern Nights 1986

1st Alternate to Miss Continental 1985

Miss Indiana Continental 1985
Prelim to Miss Continental

Miss La-Cage 1985

Miss Old Plantation 1984

3rd Alternate to Miss Continental 1984

Miss Wisconsin Continental 1984
Prelim to Miss Continental

Miss Club 21 1984

3rd Alternate to Miss Gay America 1984

1st Alternate to Miss Illinois America 1983
Prelim to Miss Gay America

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In Loving Memory of Ashley Kruiz

Ashley Kruiz

Ashley Kruiz

Ashley Kruiz, known as the “Sweetheart of the South” or “automatic, Kruzamatic”, was an entertainer who had roots in Kentucky and Atlanta, Georgia.   Originally from Frankfort, Kentucky, her first appearance in drag was about 30 miles southeast of her hometown at Café LMNOP in Lexington.  She had performed all over the country and been a part of many top show casts including “LaBoy LaFemme” in Louisville, Kentucky and “Charlie Brown’s Cabaret” in Atlanta.   In most recent years, Ashley had been seen at places like Stage Door in Tucker, Georgia and Burkharts in Atlanta.  Sadly we lost this amazing member of our community on Sunday, March 31, 2013.    Our heart goes out to all of Ashley’s family and friends during this time of mourning.

Titles and Awards

Miss Gay Cobb County 2012

Florida Entertainer of the Year, F.I. 2012
Prelim to National Entertainer of the Year, F.I.

1st Alternate to Miss Heart of America Continental Elite 2012
Prelim to Miss Continental Elite

Miss Missouri Continental Elite 2010
Prelim to Miss Continental Elite

Miss Gay Georgia USofA Classic 2008
Prelim to Miss Gay USofA Classic

Miss Gay Alabama America 2006
Prelim to Miss Gay America

Miss Gay Tampa Bay USofA 2004
Prelim to Miss Gay USofA

Miss Dock 2004
(Dock Complex – Cincinnati, Ohio)

Miss Tri-State All-Star 2004

Miss National 1998

Miss Gulf Coast National 1998
Prelim to Miss National

Miss 1470 West 1998
(1470 West – Dayton, Ohio)

Miss Hotlanta International 1997

Miss Gay Orlando 1997

1st Alternate to Miss Continental 1997

Miss Tennessee Continental 1997
Prelim to Miss Continental

1st Alternate to Miss Gay South USofA 1997
Prelim to Miss Gay USofA

Top 10 at Miss Gay America 1996

Miss Gay Mid Atlantic America 1996
Prelim to Miss Gay America

Miss Gay Indiana USofA 1995
Prelim to Miss Gay USofA

Miss Gay Georgia USofA 1994
Prelim to Miss Gay USofA

Miss Georgia Continental 1992
Prelim to Miss Continental

Miss Mason-Dixon USofA 1988
Prelim to Miss Gay USofA


A Memorial Show was held on May 12th, 2013 at Jungle Nightclub in Atlanta, Georgia.

Ashley Kruiz Memorial

Ashley Kruiz Memorial


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Aaliyah Martinez

Aaliyah Martinez

Aaliyah Martinez

Titles and Awards

Miss Gay United States 2018
Interview, Evening Gown and On-Stage Question Category Awards

1st Alternate to Miss Gay United States 2017
Interview and Talent Category Awards

Miss Gay Florida United States 2017
Prelim to Miss Gay United States

Miss Gay New York United States 2016
Prelim to Miss Gay United States

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