GCAP Pride Royalty
Your Gulf Coast Pride King and Queens
These outstanding community members were nominated and voted in as King or Queen by members of the community. They represent the values and missions of the Gulf Coast Association of Pride, and we proudly present them as our King and Queens.
Pride King 2023
Jeffrey Mayeux, a native of New Orleans, LA. He’s been living on the Gulf Coast since 2013. He owns multiple businesses here on the Gulf Coast, from Gulfport to Ocean Springs. He has been under ownership of SIPPS Bar for 8 years, one of two gay bars located in Gulfport. He has served on multiple boards and organizations here on the Gulf Coast, such as: South MS Aids Task Force, Gulf Coast Equality Council, and Order of Dionysus. Each experience has taught Jeffrey a valuable lesson and has helped him grow as a business owner. It is safe to say that Jeffery has made a positive impact in his community over the years.
Pride Queen 2023
Misty Love, our GCAP PRIDE Queen 2023 started her journey as a proud gay man, aka Sidney Cuevas, decades ago, right here in South Mississippi. Sidney grew up in the 60s and 70s, when gay people were not acknowledged but instead, condemned. In the 80s, he met Jeffrey Cuevas, his life long parter and would later become his husband. Sidney and Jeffrey fought their entire lives just to exist among the heterosexual norm. Sidney began his journey as a female impersonator in the 80's. Misty Love holds many titles which include: Miss Mississippi, Miss Biloxi, Miss Diva International, and Miss Mardi Gras.
Misty has timelessly given herself to her community. She has participated in fundraisers for her fellow sisters, Pride, and Equality Fest. She and her husband also own Miss Gay Gulf Coast USofA pageantry. Misty recently came back to art of female impersonation after retiring several years ago and is now at the forefront of entertainment. She has shown that age is truly, just a number and you never grow older as long as you are having fun.
Pride King 2022
Adonis Addicktion DeLorean
Adonis Addicktion DeLorean, The Gulf Coasts’ Premiere Male Entertainer has been in the business for over 5 years now. Adonis has become a household name in the LGBTQIA+ community.
When people think of the word king, Adonis comes to mind. He is a leader who follows his heart for the greater good of his community. Being the humble person that he is, Adonis often works behind the scenes by assisting queens at shows, sponsoring pageant packages and the list goes on.
Our King is a frequent performer at local venues including Sipps and Just Us. Please follow Adonis on social media for more information and his show schedule.
Pride Queen 2022
Catastrophe Nicole Knight
Catastrophe Nicole Knight, known as the “The People’s Queen” is affectionately called, “The Big, Bold, Beautiful, Large and In Charge”.
Catastrophe is a Gulf Coast native and plays a viable role in our LGBTQIA+ community. She is known for her beauty, quick wit, humor, entertainment quality, elaborate costumes, and a strong runway strut.
Catastrophe is the face of Catastrophe and Company, a troupe of coastal queens that travel near and far to entertain their eager guests. Catastrophe is also an advocate for our community, she has given to us since her drag career started and continues to give back. Catastrophe was previously awarded the Gulf Coast Equality Fest Award in 2020 for her attributes.
She has bridged the gap through the art of drag between the heterosexual and LGBTQIA+ communities in Hancock County and Slidell Louisiana. She uses her shows as a platform to promote peace, awareness, and equality for all. Please follow Catastrophe and Company’s Page to learn more about her shows and find one near you!
Pride King 2021
Lynn Koval has been an active member and role model in the Gulf Coast’s LGBTQIA+ community for many years. She is the founding owner of Just Us Lounge in Biloxi and was instrumental in making Pride Day a reality. Her continued love and dedication to the LGBTQIA+ community of the Gulf Coast can be seen in her many acts of kindness. Lynn was instrumental in bringing documentary director, Malcolm Ingram to the coast to document the start of a Pride Day celebration in the community. Lynn was also featured in the same film, titled “Southern Pride” in 2018. Lynn would like to encourage everyone to have a happy and safe Pride Day this year and in the years to come.
Pride Queen 2021
Nicole is celebrating 36 years in the art form of Female Impersonation. A native of Louisiana, she has called Mississippi home for 33 years. She is a 4-time National Titleholder and has held over 100 city, state, regional and bar titles. A highlight of her career was being chosen as Grand Marshal of New Orleans Pride 2018 and now as Gulf Coast Pride Queen 2021. She can also be found as show director at Sipps and alternating Cast Member at The Bourbon Pub and Parade in New Orleans. Nicole wants to wish everyone a very HAPPY PRIDE and say thank you all for your continued love and support.
Pride Queen 2019
Pride Queen 2018
Pride Queen 2017