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The nation’s oldest and largest female impersonation pageant system is up for sale. Miss Gay America owners Larry Tyger and Terry Eason of L&T Entertainment announced their intention to sell on Monday via a letter to promoters of the storied franchise.

 

“As promoters of this national pageant system, we wanted to first let you know that in short order, we will go “public" with our intent to sell the Miss Gay America pageant system,” wrote Tyger and Eason, who have owned and operated MGA since January 2005.  

 

The duo explained that while it is not a priority to sell, they have reached a point in their personal and professional lives that have led them in a different direction.

 

“Please do not be alarmed at this decision,” Tyger and Eason’s letter continued. “We trust that you will continue to have confidence in L&T Entertainment in that we will continue to make decisions that are clearly in the best interest of the pageant system. Should we obtain a reasonable offer, we will certainly entertain the notion that the potential buyer would continue the sweat and tears that we and so many others have invested into this amazing legacy that we so proudly call, “The Miss Gay America Pageant System.”

 

Tyger and Eason went on to state that they will continue to manage the contest just as before should they not receive a reasonable offer.

 

Anyone interested in purchasing the pageant can contact L&T Entertainment via www.missgayamerica.com.

 

Miss Gay America was founded in 1972 by Nashville, TN native Jerry Peek. In 1975, the pageant’s first title holder Norma Kristie (Norman Jones) assumed ownership and grew the MGA system over the next 30 years prior to selling to L&T Entertainment.

 

 

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