History of The Gay United States Pageantry System
The Gay United States Pageantry System was originally founded out of Roanoke Virginia by Tim Clark and Dale Thomason in 2004 hosting the pageant at The Legendary “The Park” of which both owned. Park Pageantry was the name of the board that oversaw the pageants operations and with the crowning of Todd White and Coti Collins The Mr. and Miss Gay United States Pageants were formed. Prelims started the year after including Virginia, South Carolina, West Virginia, and Arkansas. Park Pageantry’s mission was to have a National Pageantry System for people to compete in besides the then Big 3 pageantry systems at the time (Continental, USofA, and Miss Gay America) but basing the pageantry system off of The Miss Gay America rules and regulation with an all boy pageant, meaning contestants that ran for both Mr. and Miss must be biological males.
In 2008 Park Pageantry started a new division calling it Mister Gay United States MI (Male Impersonator) a pageant for females who entertained in the male personae in the form of Male Impersonation with the crowning of J.J. Green.
In 2009 Park Pageantry added a forth division calling it Miss Gay United States Femme Fatale with the Crowning of Barbara Mayberry as Emeritus. This division was formed strictly for Biological Female Entertainers giving them a National Pageantry inlet.
Big Daddy Productions a DC based production company started with The Gay United States Pageantry System as Promoters in 2008. And in October of 2010 Big Daddy Productions purchased half of The Gay United States Pageantry System and all continued rights to the system for future development with the purchase of the MI and Femme divisions Holding those National Pageants within our Nation’s Capital in January of 2011.
In 2010 Big Daddy Productions started the first even Miss Gay United States At Large Division for entertainers over 225 pounds with the Crowning of Nova Starr as Emeritus, allowing Trans entertainers to compete for the first time within the system. At that time with the system being split between Park Pageantry owning the Mr. and Miss Divisions and Big Daddy Productions owning the MI, Femme and Miss At Large divisions, Negotiations were made and in October 2011 Big Daddy Productions purchased the remainder of the System from Park Pageantry changing rules and regulations for the Miss division allowing Trans Entertainers to compete for Not only The MI division but also the Miss Division. In addition Big Daddy Productions formed two new Divisions that of Mr. Gay United States At Large with the emeritus crowning of Sean Krystofer Colby and Miss Gay United States ICON with the emeritus crowning of Jennifer Warner for Male/Trans entertainers over the age of 40.
In June 2012 Board Members of Big Daddy Productions formed Big Daddy Productionz, L.L.C. a Virginia Limited Liability Corporation separating their involvement with The Gay United States Pageantry System allowing The Gay United States Pageantry System, L.L.C. to be formed. All operations of The Gay United States Pageantry System are now developed and managed by The Gay United States Pageantry System, L.L.C a Virginia Limited Liability Company keeping all rules and regulations the same with the board now becoming members of the L.L.C.
To this day The Gay United States Pageantry System strives to provide some of the highest quality in Gay, Lesbian and Trans entertainment thru pageantry nationwide.
The LGBTQ audience has come to expect a standard of quality and excellence from our communities nationally recognized entertainers and title holders, as such The Gay United States Pageantry System strives to provide fair, equal and competitive judging for all of our competitions. The Gay United States Pageantry System now offers 7 divisions of competition -
Mr. Gay United States, for Male Entertainers over the age of 21.
Miss Gay United States, for Male/Trans Entertainers over 21 - in every weight class.
Mr. Gay United States At Large, for Male Entertainers over 21, and 225 pounds or more.
Miss Gay United States At Large, for Male/Trans Entertainers over 21, and 225 pounds or more.
Miss Femme Fatale Gay United States, for Female contestants over the age of 21.
Mister Gay United States M.I. (Male Illusionist) for Female/FtM Transgender contestants over the age of 21.
Miss Gay United States ICON for Male/Trans Entertainers over 40.
Our goal is to give some of the Nation’s best in the art of Male Entertainment, Female Illusion, Female Entertainment and Male Illusion the opportunity to compete in our Nation’s Capital for our coveted National Titles. And through that, capture their dream of being the next Gay United States National Title Holder; Symbols of excellence in their craft, diplomats and representatives to the many communities of our nation.
We welcome contestants and promoters alike from every area of the US. As we enter our 2013 pageantry season we look forward to the many new faces, ideas and incredible energy they will bring to our national stage. With our Title Holders hard at work, preliminary pageants have formed in over 25 states! And that number is STILL growing! We hope to spread and embrace many more energetic promoters and contestants from new areas over the coming year.
Promoters, Fans, Contestants or just Friends of Pageantry, ALL ARE WELCOME!
National Director -The Gay United States Pageantry System, L.L.C.