Kirby Kolby

Kirby Kolby

Kirby Kolby

Kirby Kolby is an entertainer out of Raleigh, North Carolina.

Titles and Awards

Miss Gay America 2012

Miss Gay D.C. America 2011
Prelim to Miss Gay America

Miss North Carolina Continental 2001
Prelim to Miss Continental

Top Ten at Miss Gay America 2001

1st Alternate to Miss Gay Mecca America 2000
Prelim to Miss Gay America

 2nd Alternate to Miss Gay America 2000

Miss Gay Midwest America 1999
Prelim to Miss Gay America

Miss Scorpio 1999
(Scorpio Lounge – Charlotte, North Carolina)

1st Alternate to Miss Gay America 1999

Miss Gay West Virginia America 1998
Prelim to Miss Gay America

3rd Alternate to Miss Gay America 1998

1st Alternate to Miss Gay Mid West America 1997
Prelim to Miss Gay America

Top Ten at Miss Gay America 1996

Miss Gay North Carolina America 1996
Prelim to Miss Gay America

Miss Gay Capital City America 1995
Prelim to Miss Gay North Carolina America

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Sasha Leigh Chambers

Sasha Leigh Chambers

Sasha Leigh Chambers

Sasha Leigh Chambers is an entertainer out of Richmond, Virginia but has also called Charlotte, North Carolina and Atlanta, Georgia home.

Titles and Awards

Alternate to Miss Heart of America Continental Plus 2018
Prelim to Miss Continental Plus

1st Alternate to Miss Gay Tennessee America 2017
Prelim to Miss Gay America

1st Alternate to Miss Gay Tennessee America 2016
Prelim to Miss Gay America

Miss Gay Southern Elegance America 2015
Overall Solo Talent, Evening Gown and Talent Category Winner
Prelim to Miss Gay America
(Pink Bar & Nightclub – Monroe, Louisiana)

Top 10 at Miss Gay America 2015

Miss Gay Mid America 2014
Prelim to Miss Gay America

1st Alternate to Miss Gay Mid America 2013
Prelim to Miss Gay America

1st Alternate to Miss Gay Southern Elegance America 2012
Prelim to Miss Gay America

Top 10 at Miss Gay America 2011
(Promo-West Lifestyle Auditorium – Columbus, Ohio)

Miss Gay Heart of America 2010
Prelim to Miss Gay America

1st Alternate to Miss Gay Heart of America 2009
Prelim to Miss Gay America

1st Alternate to Miss Gay Mid America 2008
Prelim to Miss Gay America

1st Alternate to Miss Gay North Carolina America 2006
Prelim to Miss Gay America

Miss Scorpio 2005
(Scorpio Lounge – Charlotte, North Carolina)

Miss Gay Charlotte America 2003
Prelim to Miss Gay North Carolina America

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Sonja Simone

Sonja Simone

Sonja Simone

Sonja Simone is an entertainer out of Raleigh, North Carolina.

Titles and Awards

1st Alternate to Miss Rainbow 411 Continental Elite 2018
Prelim to Continental Elite

Miss Carolina Renaissance 2017
Prelim to Miss Renaissance

1st Alternate to Miss Missouri Continental Elite 2017
Prelim to Miss Continental Elite

Top 11 at Miss Continental Elite 2016

1st Alternate to Miss Carolinas Continental Elite 2016
Prelim to Miss Continental Elite

Miss Radium 2016
(Radium Nightclub – Fayetteville, North Carolina)

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Heather O’Bot

Heather O'Bot

Heather O’Bot

Heather O’Bot is out of Gastonia, North Carolina.

 Heather opened her doors to the LGBT community integrating monthly drag showcases and special events. She was the owner and operator of Zoe’s Coffee House in Gastonia, North Carolina.  Unfortunately the venue closed due to the  landlord of property wanting the LGBT community out of the business.

Titles and Awards

National Don’t H8 Hall of Fame 2018

Quan Rutledge

Quan Rutledge

Quan Rutledge

Quan Rutledge is the owner of Charlotte Black Pride. Quan is truly dedicated to the system and his community.  In addition to running a successful system, he has also been a judge for many pageants.

Quan was inducted into the Don’t H8 Hall of Fame based on his dedication to the system and for all the members he registered and assisted with their reigns.

Titles and Awards

National Don’t H8 Hall of Fame 2018

Victoria Kang

Victoria Kang

Victoria Kang

Victoria Kang is of Charlotte, North Carolina.

Victoria is an activist for the straight community for gay alliances. She speaks out for people who don’t have a voice. Victoria is a hard worker and dedicated to the cause where she competed in a teen national competition for Don’t H8. She has now grown to be an adult and has been standing for the cause of equality for all.

Tony Giordano

Tony Giordano

Tony Giordano

Tony Giordano is a straight ally out of Charlotte, North Carolina.

Tony has been involved in unity for many years.  Tony is a friend and ally to the LGBT community. Being part of the straight campaign, Tony has joined forces with Victoria Kang to stand for equality and unity.

 

North Carolina Entertainer of the Year Femme

North Carolina Entertainer of the Year Femme is a prelim to National Entertainer of the Year Femme.

North Carolina Entertainer of the Year Femme

Links to North Carolina Entertainer of the Year Femme Titleholders

Tamalea Pierce

Tamalea Pierce

Tamalea Pierce

Tamalea Pierce was a co-owner of L4 Lounge in Charlotte, North Carolina.

She was a dedicated partner and bar owner allowing all different types of entertainment to be showcased especially with drag kings. Tamalea became a Don’t H8 Hall of Famer after a two year commitment to the National organization.

Titles and Awards

National Don’t H8 Hall of Fame 2014

Kelly Ray

Kelly Ray

Kelly Ray

Kelly Ray is an entertainer out of Durham, North Carolina.

Titles and Awards

1st Alternate to Miss Gay Buckeye America 2018
Prelim to Miss Gay America

2nd Alternate to Miss Gay America 2018

Miss Gay New York America 2017
Prelim to Miss Gay America

1st Alternate to Miss Roanoke F.I. 2017

1st Alternate to Miss Gay America 2017
Overall Evening Gown Category Winner

Miss Gay Heart of America 2016
Prelim to Miss Gay America

1st Alternate to Miss Gay America 2016
Overall Evening Gown Category Winner

Miss Gay South East America 2015
Prelim to Miss Gay America

2nd Alternate to Miss Gay America 2015

Miss Gay North Carolina America 2014
Prelim to Miss Gay America

Miss Gay Showgirl America 2014
Prelim to Miss Gay North Carolina America

Miss Gay North Carolina USofA 1998
Prelim to Miss Gay USofA

Universal Show Queen 1992

2nd Alternate to Miss Gay America 1987

1st Alternate to Miss Gay North Carolina America 1985
Prelim to Miss Gay America

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Jef Madden

Jef Madden - Photo by Peephole Photographers

Jef Madden – Photo by Peephole Photographers

Jef Madden, owner of Peephole Photography, is out of Charlotte, North Carolina.

Jef was dedicated  to the LGBT community and became the painter of the legendary LGBT painting seen on the White Rabbit in Charlotte. He became an official Don’t H8 photographer and was inducted into the Hall of Fame.

Titles and Awards

National Don’t H8 Hall of Fame 2015

Tammy Paulley

Tammy Paulley

Tammy Paulley

Tammy Paulley is a straight ally from Gastonia, North Carolina  who remains opened minded about the LGBT community. Tammy submitted three of her children into the National Don’t H8 Princess competition and each won the National title during their respective years.

Tammy brought her children to Pride events and autism festivals where her continued dedication started. Tammy was later inducted into the 2019 Class for Don’t H8 Hall of Fame.

Titles and Awards

National Don’t H8 Hall of Fame 2019

Jan Varnadore

Jan Varnadore

Jan Varnadore

Jan Varnadore is from Gastonia, North Carolina.

Jan started out as an official judge for the National Don’t H8 organization. She then auditioned the original dance team for Charlotte Pride and later became a board member as the fashion director. She stepped away from the organization due to becoming Assistant manager to Wal-Mart company. She was later inducted into the Hall of Fame for her work and commitment with the Don’t H8 organization for 3 years.

Titles and Awards

National Don’t H8 Hall of Fame 2014

Jacqueline Martinez

Jacqueline Martinez

Jacqueline Martinez

Jacqueline Martinez is a straight ally out of Charlotte, North Carolina.

Jacqueline is dedicated to equality and stands up for all. Jacqueline competed in the Don’t H8 system with interview, meaning there was zero performance aspect. She was going to be the first potential national winner to be a spokeswoman. Jacqueline ended up placing 1st alternate in the National Don’t H8 system.

Titles and Awards

1st Alternate to National Miss Don’t H8 2017

Paula Hawkins

Paula Hawkins

Paula Hawkins

Paula Hawkins is from Lincolnton, North Carolina where she was an original judge for the teen competition of National Don’t H8. Paula also involved her son in the National Prince competition where he won. Paula was organizations organizer and essay judge.

Karla Moore

Karla Moore

Karla Moore

Karla Moore, owner of KM Photography, is out of Lincolnton, North Carolina.

Karla became the most  recent photographer and website photographer for the National Don’t H8 organization. Karla later became an LGBT Community straight ally as she stepped into the bar scene as event photographer. Karla was inducted into the Don’t H8 Hall of Fame in 2017.

Titles and Awards

National Don’t H8 Hall of Fame 2017

Sharon Jones

Sharon Jones

Sharon Jones

Sharon Jones, owner of SJ Photography and official Don’t H8 photographer, is from Lincolnton, North Carolina.   Sharon has an eye for action and is dedicated to her skill and art.   She became Hall of Famer for Don’t H8 and then on to win the LEGEND Award.

Additionally,Sharon became the photographer for National Unlimited and North Carolina America.  She also co-owned her own National system, Imperial.  Sharon then stepped on stage twice to give the crowd an exciting new twist as Kaylee Diamonds

Titles and Awards

2017 Don’t H8 Legend Award

National Don’t H8 Hall of Fame 2011

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