The 3rd Annual Str8UpGayPorn Awards Will Return To The Avalon In Hollywood On January 12th, 2020

Posted August 29, 2019 by with 20 comments

str8upgaypornawardsGet ready, because the 3rd annual Str8UpGayPorn Awards are now just a little over four months away, and today I’m able to confirm the ceremony date, the venue, and even more news about the big Str8Up weekend that’s coming.

The Str8UpGayPorn Awards will be held on Sunday, January 12th, 2020. The ceremony will be at the Avalon in Hollywood, the venue of last year’s iconic show, which was hosted by Bianca Del Rio, with co-hosts Blake Mitchell and Boomer Banks. (ICYMI: You can view the entire show here, and you can view the inaugural show, hosted by Sandra Bernhard, here.)

Like every year, the entire show—featuring the presentation of over two dozen awards, live musical performances, and the industry’s biggest stars—will be live streamed here on Str8UpGayPorn. Tickets for those attending the ceremony in Hollywood will be available beginning in October.

str8upgaysummitIn addition to the awards, Str8UpGayPorn is expanding the weekend with the launch of the first ever Str8UpGay Summit, where fans, gay porn stars, and more will come together for the industry’s only all-gay convention, meet-and-greet, networking, and trade show. Here’s the press release with the full announcement on the Str8UpGay Summit and the Str8UpGayPorn Awards, running January 9th-12th, 2020:

Hollywood, CA- Today, gay porn’s number one entertainment news site, Str8UpGayPorn, is thrilled to report that the 3rd annual Str8UpGayPorn Awards will be returning to Hollywood, CA on Sunday, January 12th 2020!

After two years of hugely successful and groundbreaking shows that created a new standard in the gay adult industry, Str8UpGayPorn is excited to announce that it is expanding the weekend to include the only Business-to-Business and Business-to-Consumer summit, the Str8UpGay Summit!

With so many conferences in adult entertainment taking place around the world today, the gay adult industry has been grossly underrepresented in the trade show circuit, even though gay adult entertainment is thriving. The one thing missing is a forum for the gay industry to truly connect with one another.

Str8UpGayPorn will fill this void with the first of its kind Gay Summit. True to brand, the Str8UpGay Summit will be anything but a traditional trade conference. Taking place January 9th – 11th, the Str8UpGay Summit will bring together studios, conglomerates, models, lifestyle brands, advertisers, and the one thing missing from most trade shows, FANS! For the first time ever, fans will be able to connect and meet with their favorite gay performers, studios, and brands in the flesh. Str8UpGay Summit will also bring out top industry decision makers and provide a stage where today’s trending topics can be discussed while providing authentic networking opportunities, all taking place at the spectacular W Hotel Hollywood.

Topping off an incredible weekend will be the 3rd annual Str8upGayPorn Awards on Sunday, January 12th, which will be live streamed to hundreds of thousands of fans around the world on the industry’s number one news site, Str8UpGayPorn.

Str8UpGayPorn Co-founder Davyd Dixon says of the Summit, “After two years of hearing from top executives in the business tell me how they connected with one another at our awards show and ended up doing real business together, I thought—what if we expanded the weekend into something even bigger.” He goes on to say, “The Str8UpGay Summit will be a meeting of the minds, in an elegant, creative, and sophisticated environment. This three day summit celebrates gay adult entertainment in all of its forms, with the goal of giving the gay industry the platform it has long deserved.”

Visit and for the latest information. Str8UpGayPorn will be rolling out announcements all September long!

Stay tuned for more Str8UpGay Summit news in the weeks ahead, and find out how you can attend meet-and-greets with all of your favorite stars leading up to the awards show (I think this is going to be my favorite part of the summit).

News on this year’s Str8UpGayPorn Awards host, nominations, and more details on the industry’s biggest night will be revealed over the next month. Today, I can confirm that the eligibility period for potential nominees at the 3rd annual Str8UpGayPorn Awards is July 1st, 2018 through October 31st, 2019. Nominees will then be revealed shortly after October 31st, at which time fan voting can begin. And, there will be even more fan voting categories this year, so get your clicking fingers ready.

ICYMI, here’s one of the highlights from last year’s ceremony, when Alaska Thunderfuck took home the fan-voted award for Viewer’s Choice: Favorite Cameo.

And, one more highlight, when Wesley Woods won the award for Best Actor, for his work in Falcon’s Zack And Jack Make A Porno:



  • Eclipse

    Bummed about the wait but so hyped to watch. Every year has been a blast. Easily the best award show.

  • Scrapple

    I can already imagine a lot of “trade” getting their networking on. Those fan accounts need content and willing participants who don’t mind being paid in dick and ejaculate…

    Zach, you can’t break tradition, so the host has to be another redhead. Or someone with a red wig. Kathy is still my pick as she has both.

    • Eclipse

      Fuck yes to Kathy! 👌👌👌

      • Scrapple

        If Kathy isn’t available, Margaret Cho is the next logical option. She has been watching gay porn since forever. She’d probably be the only Asian person in the room (sorry Beaux Banks) but that’s one more thing for her to talk about.

        • Kanaka

          Scrap…don’t forget my new beau Colton Reece. I realize he’s still on training wheels but…

          • Eclipse

            If only he were at a better studio…he’s insanely hot and, even better, he knows how to fuck.

          • Kanaka

            Agree BUT he seems so reluctant in his scenes. From what i gather from an interview I read (69 questions) Colton’s gay. So I wanna see him go for it.

          • Scrapple

            And Steven Lee.

            Jokes aside, I always forget about Colton. Not just his ethnicity, him as a performer. His exclusivity contract hasn’t done much for his career.

  • Kenny Johnson

    There’s a line between catty and “I’m actively denigrating the stars and the audience.” Last year’s drag queen was overly negative. Choose someone funny and enjoyable.

  • GossipBoy

    Happy <3

  • Tellingthetruth

    Finally a drag con but for porn! This is fabulous. And the awards are next level! Can’t wait, I will come in from Vegas for this!

  • sxg

    All I want to know is who or what studios aren’t invited to participate in the summit??? And who are you personally inviting as a form of shade???
    Also I hope Jack is invited to participate in the awards show in some way, maybe present an award!

  • Ant

    Congrats, zach. BTW, can somebody ID this JustForFans account? i cannot for the life of me find it to join. just saw it on twitter with no attribution. some guy with a thong in gym lockers

    • Ant

      @disqus_h0G0IO5ilF:disqus @disqus_hu0oaYa3Lq:disqus @disqus_Zsgi0RLLnM:disqus @disqus_6nRkGdeR7U:disqus @disqus_Z1nn6D6Iog:disqus

      @sxtcg:disqus do you all know that 👆👆👆

      • GossipBoy

        You summoned me? x’D
        nope 🙁
        I don’t know… sorry :'(

        I assume you like that gigantic arse huh? <3

  • Kanaka

    A summit. Nice word that. Like when countries get together for a greater good.

  • YAS YAS AND MORE YASS! This is super exciting and were so looking forward to both the summit and awards 😉 #FAMILYDICK2020

  • Al

    This sounds fun. I would attend and it would be cool to meet some of the men that have got me through lonely nights.

  • Tempest

    …even though gay adult entertainment is thriving