Sunday, March 29, 2009

My Night At The GAYVN Awards

Over the weekend I attended the GAYVN Awards (Adult Video Oscars) in San Francisco at the Castro Theater, which was packed to capacity. Although I didn't expect any big wins for men of color, porn legend Jack Simmons (see below) was one of the inductees into the GAYVN hall of fame...that was it!

And though no other men of color other than Jack won anything, studio wins including African American or Latino men were in the "Ethnic" film categories with Best Ethnic-Themed Film: Black Balled 6: Under the Hood, All Worlds & Best Ethnic-Themed Film-Latin: Roman's Holiday, Falcon.

It is for this reason that two years ago I created the Blatino Erotica Awards, the only adult erotic awards ceremony that specifically honors men of color (specifically men of African or Latino descent) and the only award ceremony of its kind in the world. It takes place during Blatino Oasis in Palm Springs, California and honors men of color in Erotica. We hope that you will come out and join us.

See some of my pics below from this weekend's GAYVN Awards.

Porn Star Mathew Rush

Legendary Porn Star & now GAYVN Hall of Famer Jack Simmons

Comedian Margaret Cho & Novelist Armistead Maupin

Porn Star & Director Michael Lukas

Comedian Bruce Vilanch

Actor & Comedian and Ugly Betty star Alec Mapa

Porn Star Aaron Ridge from Black Balled 6

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