Out and About with Charity

My year as Miss Gay America 2001

With Maya Douglas as we try and escape the paparazzi

With Norman and Shawn Luis before the Miss Gay America Review Show

With Catia Lee Love at the review show

Backstage at review show with Jimmy

With Tasha trying to be a boy

Miss Gay Americas at The Round Up Saloon

Backstage at The Village with Linda Carrero

Getting ready to perform Friday night at The Village for the final night of Preliminaries

Presenting an award on the last night of Preliminaries

With Asya Alexander - Miss Gay Louisiana and Dominique DeLorean - 1st Alternate Miss Gay Louisiana

With all the constestants at Miss Gay Louisiana 2002

With Dominique DeLorean on the Miss Gay Louisiana Bar Tour

Crowning at Miss Gay Texas 2002

Backstage with Jimmy at Miss Gay Texas 2002

With Laken Edwards at Miss Gay Texas 2002

Backstage with former Miss Gay Texas'

With Elaine Lancaster at the Miss Gay Texas in Review show

Backstage with Whitney Paige and Sweet Savage

Backstage with Lauren LaMasters and Kofi

Backstage with Tara Dion - Miss Gay Texas 2001

Crowning momemet at Mid-America

Miss Gay California - Misha - and her troupe of dancers

"Sisters are doing it for themselves"

Crowning moment of Miss Heart of America

Taking time out for a photo op at Miss Heart of America with Catia

After crowning at Miss Heart of America, dressed to go out for breakfast in something simple

Presentation at Miss Gay Ohio with Virgina West

Backstage at Miss Gay Ohio with (from left) Brazon, Me, Virgina West, Tiffany Bonet and Vivi Velure

Backstage with all the contestants at Miss Gay Ohio

Crowning moment at Miss Mid-Atlantic

Hanging out in D.C. with My Miss Southern Elegance Sister - and reigning Miss Gay USofA at Large - Kofi

Backstage at Miss Arkansas before getting my freak on

Relaxing backstage in something simple

Sharing a laugh with my friend Fonda LaFemme

Still smiling with Fonda during her final weekend as Miss Arkansas 2001

Backstage with Former Miss Arkansas' on preliminary night

Backstage with Former Miss Arkansas' on Final Night

Moments after crowning the new Miss Gay Arkansas, Alexia Breckenridge (center)

Crowning at Miss Arkansas

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