2024 PrideWorks Keynotes

Dale Guy Madison

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. In fact, he’s an avid doll collector, and his
own line of handmade African dolls sold out in five minutes! Because of the exposure on QVC,
the Baltimore native became a nationally recognized doll designer, and traveled around the country, promoting
African art.

In the 1980s, Madison played a pivotal role in Baltimore’s African American community with his work in HIV
education and prevention. He was one of the original members of Men of Color AIDS Prevention Project
(M.O.C.A.P.P.) and Men of Color Against AIDS (M.O.C.A.A.). Dale has been a mentor to at-risk youth using the
arts to affect change in AIDS awareness, substance abuse, community health issues and homophobia.

Madison is the author of DREAMBOY: My Life as a QVC Host, a memoir – inspired by the tunes
of the 1960s girl group, The Supremes – details his scandalous relationships, the unique jobs he
had while pursuing a career as a black actor in Hollywood; becoming a children’s storyteller, a
nude art model, a drag queen performance artist, a self-taught fashion designer, a black
dollmaker, a singing trolley driver, and of course the four years he spent at the QVC network where he launched the
first Afro-centric programing. His journey leads him to college where he enrolls at 50 to get a master’s degree in

Robyn Ochs

Robyn Ochs is an educator, speaker, grassroots activist, and editor of
Bi Women Quarterly and two anthologies: the 42-country collection
Getting Bi: Voices of Bisexuals Around the World and RECOGNIZE: The
Voices of Bisexual Men. An advocate for the rights of people of ALL
orientations and genders to live safely, openly and with full access
and opportunity, Robyn travels the world as a speaker, and her work
focuses on increasing awareness and understanding of complex
identities, and mobilizing people to be powerful allies to one another
within and across identities and social movements. Robyn was recently
named by Teen Vogue as one of 9 Bisexual Women Who are Making History.