DeAnn Cox is an E-Commerce Entrepreneur with five incorporated companies, and has worn many hats throughout her career. She enjoys owning and running a total of five incorporated companies, which are all managed by Cox Consultant and Management Firm (CCM). CCM donates over $100,000 in cash and gift-in-kind services.
DeAnn is most known for her role as FM and Podcast Executive Producer and Co-Host of LesBe Real Radio. Her stage name is DJ Foxee Coxxy. The studio was in the Germantown section of Philadelphia. The rapid popularity of the show caught the attention of celebrities we all adore, like Sir Earl Toon from Kool and The Gang, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Hilary Clinton, and more.
DeAnn is the founder of Black Celebrity Birthdays. She began with a blog and decided to invest more money and time in developing a website. Updating the website is ongoing because she is addicted to finding and remembering beloved Black celebrities.
DeAnn is also the founder of New Jersey Gay Pride in the southern area of the state. For over twelve years, Jersey Gay Pride’s mission has been to promote equality, respect, and awareness of causes important to the gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, trans-gender, and questioning communities. Jersey Gay Pride is a nonprofit organization focused on helping make the world around us a better, happier place. An annual pride festival is celebrated in the historical Cooper River Park in Cherry Hill.
Before graduating from Temple University with a degree in marketing, DeAnn was a full-time influencer and print and promotional model. She collectively amasses over a half of million subscribers and 30 million views on Top Buzz and YouTube. DeAnn still enjoys being an influencer to her vast social media followers.
Each company allows her to travel the world, make great friends, have impressive networking, and have business opportunities. She has over 20 years of experience in fundraising, social media, market research, and administration, with a strong visual sense, excellent writing skills, and the ability to translate ideas and design concepts across all organizational levels. In her spare time, DeAnn enjoys working out, volunteering, video and board games, and spending time with her family.
DeAnn was born in Camden, NJ, and has lived throughout Southern New Jersey. She currently resides in Philadelphia and has become quite the powerhouse in the City of Brotherly Love, with features in the 6ABC, Burlington Times, Courier Post, Inquirer, 10NBC, Philly Gay Calendar, Philly Gay News, Philadelphia Magazine, and more!
African-descent Drag King, hails from East Orange, New Jersey, now residing in the Philadelphia area. He has taken PA by storm winning Mr. Philadelphia Drag King 2011, Mr. Philadelphia Gay Pride 2011, Voted Philadelphia Gay News 1st Best Drag King 2011, Mr. Philadelphia Black Gay Pride 1st Runner-Up 2012, Pittsburgh's The Aggressive-One 1st Runner-Up 2012, D.D.I's Mr. Divo International M.I. King 2013-2014, Mr. Pennsylvania Ultimate King, 2013-2014, Drag 411's first official winner of The Most Popular M.I. in the WORLD, Mr. Queens Empire City M.I. King 2014-2015, Mr. Gay Pennsylvania United States M.I. 2014-2015 1st Alternate, Mr. Gay Capital City United States M.I. (2015), Mr. Pennsylvania Renaissance Newcomer MI, South Jersey Gay Pride King and now dubbed King Daddio, the Forever King is also a member of the Elegance Family and the Snow Family and has established The Rasta Boi Punany Organization (2013). Rasta Boi Punany is also a sponsor/vendor and performer for Philadelphia's Annual Women of Color Family Day Picnic, Philadelphia's Annual Kwanzaa event, Philadelphia's Trans-Gender Annual Conference, South Jersey's LGBTQ Annual event, becoming the 1st King of this event, Atlantic City's Annual Coming Out Day and a volunteer for Philly Pride's Annual Gay Parade, Philly Dyke March and Lehigh Valley Pride. Rasta Boi Punany also had the 1st King's float in the history of the Philly Pride Parade (2013). He has traveled to perform shows in New Jersey, Pittsburgh, Texas, Missouri, Ohio, NYC, Brooklyn, D.C., Wisconsin, Maryland, Atlanta and Denver (so far).
There is NO ONE like Rasta Boi Punany.
With a career spanning 41 years in the business of female impersonation, Andrea La’Mour Harrington, has 56 Beauty Titles to her credit. Most recent, she was Crowned Miss All-Star National 2019. But, Andrea chose not to only show her talents on stage as a Beauty Queen, she chose a line and profession in the health field working for the Philadelphia Health Department as a NHBS Field Coordinator. As Mother of the House of La’Mour, Andrea and her Husband, Douglas Vanlue were spot-lighted in the Philadelphia Inquirer for mentoring and taking care of at-risk LGBTQ+ youth for many years. In 2019, Andrea was also featured in POZ Magazine. As an entertainer, or an activist, or counselor, or as a reverend, Andrea La’Mour’s main mission is to spread love, healing, understanding, and joy.
Terri has been actively working in the community as a local meetup organizer and event coordinator since 2009. She has volunteered her time and event organization skills as the Development Coordinator at the Mary Ann Mazanec Ovarian Cancer Foundation. Terri has effectively planned, organized, and implemented various events over the years and is excited about her role as Director of Community Engagement for Southern New Jersey LGBTQA Pride.
Damon A. Strothers was born in Philadelphia, PA and has lived most of his life in and around his hometown of Willingboro, NJ. He graduated Willingboro High School with honors and went on to Johnson C. Smith University of Charlotte, NC where he studied Music Education with an emphasis on Piano and Voice in Opera and Classical genres of music. Since then, Damon has gone on to become a Social Worker for a private company in NJ that assisted citizens with developmental disabilities, a Customer Service Representative for AT&T Communications, a Radio-Nuclear Pharmaceutical Technologist. Damon has a passion for helping his community and has a wealth of ideas to help the LLCW propel even higher.
Chris is from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He has a Master in Business and Consumer Science from Dillard University. During Hurricane Katrina, Chris drove more than 21 hours to relocate to Philadelphia. In 2017, he was a notable advocate of the murder of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge. Today, Chris is a business mogul who specializes in marketing and sales. Chris' drive as an activist and advocate for the LGBTQ+ community is invaluable to our organization. He builds a connection and joins forces with the community and corporate allies to promote equality, respect, and awareness of important causes, such as bullying, food and shelter, job readiness, and local and national resources to the LGBTQ+ community of Southern New Jersey and the surrounding areas.
Ron brings over 21 years of corporate experience to the organization. He currently works as the Quality Manager for Toll Compaction Group in Neptune, NJ. Ron displays a commitment to helping others. His encouraging and generous heart has a positive impact on the LLCW’s clients and volunteers. He is family oriented and believes that healthy families create healthy communities.
Ron resides in Freehold, NJ. He is an honors graduate from Morgan State University with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering. As a result of his academic excellence, he was awarded the Presidential Honors Scholarship, the NASA/Morgan Engineering Scholarship and induction into the Alpha Kappa Mu National Honor Society. Ron has received his Masters Certification in Lean Six Sigma - Black Belt from Villanova University.
Carl Max New York - born Is a Female Impersonator, CEO and Founder of Diamond Entertainment Management Co. Carl Max, (born September 8th, 1969), who was a self-described “humbled in every way,” elevating female impersonation from its dubious history as a glam drag act into a elegant and sophisticated lip-sync entertainment. He began acting as a boy and continued to perform while trying to survive on his own going to school and working. When working as a Loss Prevention Investigator he performed in drag revues until he was given a larger part in Female Impersonation shows threw out the United States. Thereafter, his career took off, with stints on television and in revues, pantomimes, and nightclubs, including his own, "House Of Legends" currently running in New Hope, PA. CarlMax—who always insisted that he was an actor portraying a woman—used glamorous dresses, elaborate wigs, and cheerful double entendres while impersonating famous female celebrities like Whitney Houston and Diana Ross as well as creating his own unique character CeCe Sapphire. He also appeared on the legitimate stage, in parades and many other professional outlets. Carl received many theatrical honours and was made EOY in 2014-15.
Karen Vonsay is a multiple title holder- Miss Bob Barbaras, Miss Fancy Brigade, and Miss Philly Pride. Karen is known for her throwback performances and bubbling energy! She loves a good beat hunny, and is famous for her Tina Turner impersonations seen at Casino shows across the Tri-State area.
Ginger Alley a 6ft 3 larger than life fashion Diva Vixen. Born in Runnemede, NJ with duel residency in Collingswood, NJ and Southampton, PA. Ginger has a preternatural understanding of style and concepts of fashion. One cannot bound Ginger Alley with any stylistic stereotypes. Ginger never fails to surprise & delight with her personality, looks, and her high standards of work. Ginger drag career started in 1991 in New Hope, PA . After studying and learning the art she quickly blossomed into a fixture of the Philadelphia drag scene. She holds a few titles, the latest Miss Philadelphia 2014 and is a monthly cast member of the longest running drag show in Philadelphia at Bob n Barbara's. Ginger has been invited to perform in numerous locations including CT, NYC, DE, NJ, New Orleans and all over the state of Florida and the Keys. Ginger's work encapsulates the boundless nature of drag as the seemingly simple act of a man putting on a dress is transferred into fine art. Follow her career to experience her creative vision.
Binta M Edwards (they, them) born & raised in Philadelphia in the early 80’s. Her childhood was filled with music, track practice, and hovering around her Nana’s apron tails in the kitchen, although BE had a fondness for science, the kitchen still called and soon led to a degree in Culinary Management from the Art Institute of Philadelphia. While honing her craft BE cultivated lasting bonds and joined the Regal & Defined Alpha Lambda Zeta Fraternity Inc. in Spring of 2010. BE maintains a firm belief in networking and reaching out.
BE has helped individuals both young and old with getting jobs in the culinary field. Binta has volunteered in several roles with organizations including Southern New Jersey Pride, Trans Wellness Conference and the board of elections in Philadelphia. Outside of working in the community Binta is better known as Chef Binta where she has worked for several notable restaurants and catering companies before deciding that they were their own best boss. BE is the proud owner of Nyuki’s Catering & Event Firm where they specialize but not limited vegan and vegetarian cuisine with a twist, staffing and array of events services while predominantly employing queer and LGBTQIA individuals.
BE has been married to Netta Edwards since 2016.
Manual "Manny" Tucker Lovett is an actor, comedian, feminist, humanitarian, and daydreamer. Manny won Mr. Philadelphia Drag King 2015. He's taking the gay rainbow by storm with political, sexy & geeky performances. Manny is ridiculous for your pleasure & entertainment.
Manny played a role in the LGBT short film "Burning Bridges".
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