NEW YORK—Gay adult news/gossip site Str8UpGayPorn.com announced this week that it plans to present its first awards show this summer with comedian/actress/singer Sandra Bernhard serving as host. Sponsored by Pornhub, the show is scheduled to take place June 22 in New York City, coinciding with the start of Gay Pride Weekend there.
The first annual Str8UpGayPorn Awards will hand out prizes in 17 categories including Best Performer, Best Feature and Best Studio, as chosen by a group of judges from the gay media and gay adult spheres, as well as fans.
Commented Str8UpGayPorn editor Zachary Sire, "Given all the Str8Up coverage on the evolving intersection of sex, news, entertainment and porn, having a show like this where we can celebrate everyone in such a fun and high profile way was a clear choice. And as a lifelong fan of Sandra Bernhard's, I am literally dying that she is hosting our show. It's a dream come true, and I just hope I can stay alive through June 22!"
"It'a a fabulous honor to officially sponsor the Str8UpGayPorn Awards," Pornhub vice president Corey Price said. "June 22 will be a night to remember as we celebrate and recognize the outstanding achievements in gay adult film, and ring in Gay Pride Weekend in New York City. We're especially excited about Sandra Bernhard hosting. There are few performers more qualified, and even fewer who can light up a room quite like she can."
Offered Berhard herself, "Sometimes you just get lucky, and someone says, 'Hey, do you want to put yourself out on a limb and go crazy?' No one will be the wiser, and you might end up falling in love, hence, me hosting the Str8UpGayPorn Awards. Yes, it's so right!"
The ceremony will be streamed live on Str8UpGayPorn.com, and feature many yet-to-be-announced gay adult entertainers and special guests. The full list of nominations will be announced April 11, along with information on tickets and the venue. For more information, visit .