100 of the Most Influential Gay Entertainers

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a-argus books, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 330 pages
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Original couture fashion design. Flawless makeup. Perfectly executed performances. Attention-commanding stage presence. This is only the beginning of what makes an entertainer engaging and truly memorable. Welcome to a backstage pass into the intimate details of the lives of some of the world's most influential gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, and inter-sexed entertainers. These are their stories. Discover their fears and motivations. Experience the joy, excitement and fascination of working in the entertainment business.

These entertainers are locally appreciated, nationally known, and world traveled. They have performed everywhere from small smoke-filled clubs to Las Vegas stages. Their impact on the GLBTQI (gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, inter-sexed) communities in the United States and around the world is immeasurable. Entertainers such as RuPaul's Drag Race contestants Nina Flowers, Ongina, and Rebecca Glasscock; legendary performers Mr. Charlie Brown from the infamous Backstreets of Atlanta; Tommie Ross and Hawaiian Goddess Dina Jacobs; celebrity impersonators Hot Chocklate as Tina Turner, Coti Collins as Reba McIntyre, Leigh Shannon as Bette Miller, and Andy "6-Pak" Citino as Kid Rock; Queen of Hawaii Tiana Anderson, Queen of Bermuda Sybil Barrington; the many faces of Tasha Long; the mother of Atlanta Niesha Dupree; female-to-male illusionists Romance St. James and Gage Gatlyn; the multi-talented actress and star of "The Dred Love Experience," MilDred "DRED" Gerestant; the beautiful and talented Raquell Lord, Erica Andrews and Stasha Sanchez; "at large" Kelexis Davenport, Chelsea Pearl and former Alvin Ally student and house music diva Ebonee Excell; New York actress and comedian Harmonica Sunbeam and her sidekick Sugga Pie Koko, and the greatest femme and stud promoters of all time, Miss Theresa from New Jersey, Regina Franklin from Atlanta, Madison from New York, and many, many more entertainers across the United States and beyond

 

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Contents

Sasha Colby
175
Coco Montrese
178
Hershae Chocolatae
182
Shae Shae LaReese
186
Nina Flowers
190
Ongina
194
Comedians MCs and Promoters
197
Harmonica Sunbeam
199

Tina DeVore
32
Carmella Marcella Garcia
35
Leigh Shannon
39
Taisha Khan
43
Misty Stevens
46
Lawanda Jackson
49
Tony DeSario
52
Tommy Ross
55
Jennifer Warner
58
Coti Collins
61
Niesha Dupree
65
Jessica Raye
68
Tracee McDaniel
72
The Beautiful Ones Featuring Maya Douglas
76
Maya Douglas
77
Erica Andrews
81
Tiana Anndersen
83
The Lady Marissa
87
Ebonee Sherry
89
Mercedes Alexander
91
Bianca Nicole
94
Melania
98
Savannah Leigh
101
Stasha Sanchez
104
Rebecca Glasscock
107
Leading Men Featuring Jerwan Bonet
111
Andrew 6Pak Citino
115
Christopher Iman
119
Archie Bonet
121
Tyjuan Davis
125
Kavon Iman
129
Zavior TravezMays
131
Simba R Hall
134
Nathan Brooks
139
Neaundre BonetDupree
142
Marlowe Rainbow
145
Damoni Dickerson
147
The Showstoppers Featuring Necole Luv Dupree
150
MilDred DRED Gerestant
153
Goddess Raven
157
Tasha Long
160
Sybil Barrington Queen of Bermuda
162
Domanique Shapelle
168
Goddess Blaize
170
Ebonee Excell
172
Edna Jean Robinson
201
Sophia Buttercup
204
Regina Franklin
206
Chicagos Heavy Diva Otis Mack
212
Mz Ruff N Stuff
214
Madison the Promoter
218
Janessa Jaye Champagne
222
Comedian PT
225
Ms Theresa
228
Sugga Pie Koko
232
FemaletoMale Illusionists
236
Shon Franklin Thomas
238
Gage Gatlyn
239
Billie Jean
243
Sergio Buchanan
246
Captn
248
Xander Kinidy
250
Tanyun Montage
252
Tai
254
Owen McCord
256
Dylan Gauge
260
Romance St James
264
Stefon Royce Iman
266
Panama Jack
268
Butch Kelly
270
Sir Erick LaRue
272
Maxx Lixgood
274
At Large Featuring Kelexis Davenport
277
Chelsea Pearl
281
Desiree DeMornay
284
Lady Deception
288
Victoria Parker
291
Dorae Saunders
295
Tamara Chevalier
298
Dena Cass
303
Victoria LePaige
306
Charity Case
308
Erica Renee Christian
311
Chevelle Brooks
315
Later Chevelle invited her mother to see her compete in the
316
Nova The Goddess
319
Teneshia St James
325
Meet our Author
329
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Jenettha Baines was born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida along with four other siblings. After graduating from Paxon Senior High in 1981, she joined the U.S. Army and became a personnel management specialist and later an executive administrative assistant. In 1986 she received the Army Commendation Medal for meritorious, Outstanding Soldier of the Month, and MVP for the United States Army Garrison Women's Basketball Team. During that same year, she was promoted to sergeant/E-5 and decided to pursue her dream as a policewoman. After receiving an honorable discharge, she was hired by Georgia's DeKalb County Police Department from 1987 to 1997 where she attained the rank of master patrol officer. She also performed duties as an undercover street level narcotics officer and a community-oriented police officer. After resigning and relocating to Virginia Beach, Virginia in hopes of working with another department, Jenettha was diagnosed with Lupus in 1997 and suffered a crisis for nearly four years. Since living with the disease for nearly thirteen years, she has learned how to manage the pain while devoting much of her time to writing, surfing the internet, and enjoying life with her partner Kelli and their miniature pincher Noah.

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