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Scottie Gage had a natural flair for drag from a very young age. Adopted into a racially blended family in Truro, Massachusetts, Scottie found himself gravitating towards his sisters’ closets by the time he was six years old. “I would sneak in to snip off little pieces of their fanciest dresses and use the material to adorn my Star Wars action figures,” Scottie reminisces. Eventually, his Mom caught on and started taking him to the fabric store. Scottie knew then, as he does now, that he was blessed with something many are not; parents who fully supported him living as his most authentic self.
To this end, Scottie founded Verna Felton, a Boston-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to connecting LGBTQ+ youth with one-of-a-kind drag performance costumes. It is a place to donate beloved drag costumes and gowns, money, and time to the LGBTQ+ community.