Queerty Hosts 2019 Queerties Awards in WeHo

(L-R) Jai Rodriguez, Mikalah Gordon , Shangela/Darius and Eliad Cohen

Queerty held their annual 2019 Queerties awards ceremony at the Hyde Sunset Club in West Hollywood this past Tuesday. It was an LGBTQ who’s who reception hosted by RuPaul’s Drag race alumnus Manila Luzon with special guest Nico Tortorella. Over 900,000 Queerty readers voted for the winners via Queerty.com.

The Queeties recognizes the best in LGBTQ culture and media with various fun categories. A total of 22 awards were announced throughout the evening. Some of the categories included: “Badass” (winner: Janell Monade), “Closet Door Bustdown” (winner: Tessa Thompson), “Favorite Follow” (winner: Gus Kenworthy), “Queer Anthem” (winner: PYNK by Janelle Monae), “2nd Worst Person” (winner: Sarah Huckabee-Sanders), “Next Big Thing” (winner: Rocketman), just to mention a few.

Queerty’s Dan Tracer & Manila Luzon

Most of the awards were listed via projections on screens during the evening and some were presented by the evening’s hostess, Manila Luzon and Queerty’s Chris Bull. Those on hand to accept their awards included a rep from 20th Century Fox, who was recognized for the movie Love, Simon. The cast of “Where the Bears Are” accepted their win for best Web Series. Cast members Angelica Ross & Hallie Sahar, accepted their award for best TV Series, “Pose.” Producer Big Dipper, accepted for Best Podcast, “Race Chasers.” And Shangela/Darius Pierce accepted the “Drag Royalty” award.

Shangela was a hit that evening with his acceptance speech for his big win.

The club was packed LGBT talent. Those in attendance included, original Queer Eye veteran, Jai Rodriguez with current co-host Mikalah Gordon from their radio show, “The Morning Beat.” Actor, Jack Plotnick from “Love, Spring” & “Space Station ’76,” and Super Model, Murray Swanby. The guest list also including other evening nominees like comic genius Drew Droege, who is known for his online character ‘Chloe’ and “Throwing Shade” Podcaster’s Erin Gibson and Bryan Safi.

Mike Pingle

The Queeties were rounded out with a musical performance by Manila Luzon and Nico Tortorella. The after party continued with guests enjoying the venue, hobnobbing with the winners and signing up for “Love Is Great” Britain trip giveaway, one of the events sponsors.

To see all who won at the 2019 The Queeties visit: https://www.queerty.com/Queerties2019/vote-1907

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