Dale Guy Madison
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Dale Guy Madison is an award-winning educator, LGBTQ activist, playwright, author, filmmaker, performance artist and doll collector. He knows how to show and sell, as one of the first African American hosts of QVC, and the first to produce the African Marketplace shopping hour on the popular shopping network.
For more than 15 years, Dale Madison has worked as a grassroots LGBT activist, using the arts to affect change in the areas of AIDS awareness, substance abuse, community health issues and homophobia. He is the author of “Dreamboy: My Life As a QVC Host,” a memoir – set against the tunes of the 1960s girl group, The Supremes – details his broken relationships, a whirlwind heterosexual marriage; life as an openly gay black actor in Hollywood; his work as a QVC host; and a period of darkness, which found him clinging to life in a mental institution. In addition, he penned “Sissy Sammy in the Land of WeHo 90069,” an adult fairytale about an effeminate boy from the hood, who is bullied, but eventually gets lost in an all-gay town.
Reflections Of The Way Life Used To be
Through his production company, DamnGoodMan Productions, he creates, curates and produces culturally-relevant entertainment that embraces positive, empowering messages for the LGBTQ community. As a performance artist, he’s also written and performed two one-man shows, “FREEda SLAVE: Mask of a Diva” and “My Life in 3 Easy Payments.” Both theatrical productions introduce audiences to Madison’s drag persona, FREEda SLAVE, which he created born out of his experience as a background actor in the hilarious 1995 comedy, “To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar,” starring Wesley Snipes, Patrick Swayze and John Leguizamo and "Stonewall" starring Guillermo Díaz
Madison celebrated his 60th birthday on stage in Taylor Mac's Pulitzer Prize-nominated play, “A 24-Decade History of Popular Music” as a DANDY MINION, during the show’s run in LA at The Theatre of the Ace Hotel, presented by CAP UCLA.