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Sunday, 29 May 2011

Grabby Awards presented to top performers during annual show in Chicago


Chicago, IL — The 2011 Grabby Awards, hosted by Chi Chi LaRue and Honey West, took center stage Saturday night at Chicago's Park West Theatre. The awards show coincides annually with International Mr. Leather over Memorial Day Weekend.
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Chi Chi LaRue co-hosted the 2011 Grabby Awards 
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The Grabby Awards, better know as The Grabbys, are presented byGrab Magazineto some of the gay adult industry's best talent and performers.

Stacy Bridges and Mark Nagel, the show's organizers and producers, called this year's award ceremony another success. 

"Stars have flown in from all over the country and world for the most anticipated weekend in the industry," Bridges told GoPride.com.  

For the first time in the 20-year history of the Grabby Awards, Bel Ami exclusives have attended the event in Chicago. Dolph Lambert, Kris Evans, Jean-Daniel Chagall and Kevin Warhol traveled from Prague, Czech Republic. Before attending the Grabbys, the Bel Ami group toured the Windy City.  

Brent Everett won the 'Best Actor' award. Everett shared the 'Performer of the Year' award with Samuel Colt. 

Sister Roma, Steve Shay, Brandon Baker and Dean Monroe were presented with a Grabby 'Wall of Fame' award. Sister Roma, who co-hosts the popular 'Tim and Roma' podcast, received a standing ovation from the crowd. 

Tony Buff, Shane Frost and Dean Monroe co-hosted the awards show with this year's Trophy Studs: Eric Austyn, Bill Byron, Dante Escobar (replacing Angel Rock) and Phenix Saint.

The International Mr. Leather Contest, which is the culmination of an active LGBT Memorial Day Weekend in Chicago, is Sunday night at 6 p.m.

By Brett anthony of gopride.com

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