Gatlyn Dame Group, Inc Presents:

Mister USofA MI
Mister USofA MI Classic

Contestant Handbook
2018 Agenda
2018 Judges
Host Hotel / Venue
Qualified Contestants

Meet the National Promoters

Suspended List
Gage Gatlyn
3 Time National Titleholder & Transgender Advocate/Activist

Titles & Awards:
The Original Master Male Illusionist
The Country's Most Traveled Male Illusionist (Drag King) and Award Winning Tim McGraw Impersonator
Mister Gay United States, MI 2012

'Viewer's Choice' National EOY MI 2006
Mr. Gay USA, FMI 2006
Mister VA Commonwealth, US, MI 2012
Mr. North Carolina, USA, FMI 2006
Mister Sunshine State, 2006
Mr. Southern Tier, NY 2006
Mister First Coast Pride, FL, 2005
Mr. Clarksville Pride, TN 2005
Mr. American Idol, FL 2005
Mister MJ's MI, OH 2015
One of the Top 12 Hottest Drag Kings You Should Know of "Gay Star News" 2015
Featured in the 1st Edition of "100 Most Influential Gay Entertainers" Book by Jenettha Baines
West Virginia Entertainer of The Year, 2013 "Terry Awards"
Nominated WV EOY, 2012 "Terry Awards"
Voted best Drag King of 2005 by Jacksonville, FL.
The 2005 'Angles Award' (Given only every 2 years) for "Best Performance By a Drag King - "Live Like You Were Dying", Illusion of Tim McGraw.
Nominated 2x for the 'Danee Russo-Out of State' Performer Awards of Detroit. 2006 & 2007

Creator, First Face, and National Promoter for Mister USofA MI in 2007 - 2009; 2014 - Present.
Creator, First Face, and Head Judge of Master Male Illusionist in 2010.
Founder of The J'ville Kings, 2004 and later 100° Celsius, The Boiling Point (2005) - The Hottest and Most Traveled Male & Female Illusionists, and "Divas" Drag Group with over 35 Members Nationwide for over 3 years.
Designer/Creator of the Mister USofA MI Logo. Original Designer/Co-creator of the Mr. USofA Logo. Designer/Co-creator of Miss Diva USofA Logo. Designer/Creator of the Gatlyn Dame Group Logo. Designer/Creator of the Master Male Illusionist Logo.
Designer/Creator of the 100°Celsius-The Boiling Point Logo
National Promoter for Mister USofA MI & Classic, and Miss Diva USofA 2014 - Present
Producer: The Making of A King, Drag King Documentary; Release Date 2016

He has been featured in many publications, 'gay' & 'straight', across the US, as the Celebrity of the Month and/or King of the Month, in several of them. He's been on the front page of a Clarksville, Tennessee Newspaper, the front page of Style in the Charlotte Observer, on TV several times in many cities, several internet broadcast shows, featured as best video on several websites, and in a feature film, "Fight My Battle" 2006.

He captured 8 Titles in one year and is the most 'booked' and traveled Drag King in history by traveling to over 25 states and performing at hundreds of venues. He was responsible for the growth of Drag Kings and Male Illusion by the hundreds, in only the first few years of his career... If Gage Gatlyn had never hit the stage back in '03, Male Illusion would not be where it is today, and several systems across the country would have never evolved into what they have, or had, become, at least not as quickly as they did.

Gage is also known in the Male Illusion world, for being a trailblazer by "Raising the Bar" by exposing a new kind of 'kinging' and encouraging more realistic use of facial hair, realistic concealment of binding, packing, make-up, and overall pride in visual performance. -Starting and encouraging the widespread use of the term Male Illusionist. -Starting and encouraging the pageant systems to show equality by using 'Mister' and/or MI for Titles, as opposed to Mr., which has always been used for 'biological men'. -Raising thousands of dollars for numerous charities and organizations around the Country. -Introducing and encouraging creative, and cost efficient, costuming within the 'drag king' community. -Introducing equality on the main stages of venues across the country by being the first 'drag king' booked, or the first in a decade or more, in over 100 venues across the country. -Introducing equality in the drag world by requesting booking fees equal to our counterparts (Queens) and encouraging others to do the same.

Gage is also an Activist in the Transgender Community by Co-Founding The Gatlyn Dame Group. Providing support, awareness, outlets, and education for transgender, non-conforming gender persons, and their allies throughout the USA. Group meetings every 3rd Tuesday of the month in Dayton, OH.
Chapters in: Dayton, OH ~ Nashville, TN ~ Phoenix, AZ

Gage has spoken at several events from Coming Out Day events to Transgender Day of Remembrance events, and sat on Medical question and answer panels for the education of Medical Students, our future doctors, as well as public general education Q&A panels. He also uses his spare time to volunteer and educate transmen & women, and children, from around the country on how to "pass" and deal with dysphoria. He leads and moderates a group meeting for transgender and nonconforming people, and is just there to lend an ear when needed.
Gage has appeared in many television news segments and newspapers for his knowledge and opinions of the Transgender community.
 
Gage Gatlyn’s “real world” Business Experience:
2 years of College
4 years US Army (Honorable)
3 years US Navy (Honorable)
Former Certified Fire Fighter, Emergency Medical Technician, Security Technique Training, AHA Healthcare Provider
Photography Experience since 2006
Creative Graphic Art Experience since 2004

Follow him here!
Facebook.com/GageGatlyn ~ Facebook Fan Page: MisterGage Gatlyn ~ Instagram: GageGatlyn ~ YouTube: GageGatlyn ~ Twitter: GageGatlyn
Devin Dame
Devin G. Dame has been a professional Male Illusionist since 2000, and although you don't get to see him perform as often these days, Devin takes an incredibly active approach for this Art...He has always been interested in helping others in the industry. Devin has been more behind the scenes the last 8 years, but he is always around when needed.

Titles Held:
Mr. Ohio FMI 2004
Mr. Washington State King of the Knight 2002

Member of the Board of Governors for the USofA System
The Dayton Chapter President of The Boiling Point DC
Former Marketing Director, financial contributor, & Contestant Liaison of Mister USofA MI (2007-2008)
A promoter of Tri-States All American Goddess, Dayton King All Star, Owner of Master Male Illusionist, and an instructor of the craft of Male Illusion.
Co-Founder and President of Gatlyn Dame Group, Inc.
Producer: The Making of A King, Drag King Documentary; Release Date 2016
Miss Gay Ohio USofA Franchise Owner (Ohio, Classic, At Large & Newcomer)
Miss Gay Arizona USofA Promoter
 
Devin is also an Activist in the Transgender Community by Co-Founding The Gatlyn Dame Group. Providing support, awareness, outlets, and education for transgender, non-conforming gender persons, and their allies throughout the USA. Group meetings every 3rd Tuesday of the month in Dayton, OH.
Chapters in: Dayton, OH ~ Nashville, TN ~ Phoenix, AZ

Devin G. Dame’s “real world” Business Experience:
2 years of College (Business)
3 Years US Army (H)
Insurance Agent – State Farm 12 + years
Business Owner - 7 + Years
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