On Sunday, March 1, 2015, The Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA) hosted the 4th Annual Dorian Awards Winners Toast at The Maharaja Room of The Pikey Bar & Cafe 7617 Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood, CA 90046 from 3 to 5:30 p.m. The 4th Annual Dorian Awards winners toast was hosted by Blair Madison Late (Bravo’ reality television series, Newlyweds: The First Year 2013).
Members, Officers and Guests of GALECA celebrated the 4th Annual Dorian Awards Winners celebrated with champagne toast, maybe the best French fries in town and lots of fun conversation among celebs, showbiz workers and journalists.
Star Melora Hardin (Transparent & The Office) was on hand to accept a series of several awards in the categories of (TV Comedy of the Year, LGBTQ Show of the Year, etc.). Also Robert Michael Morris (Valerie Cherish’s hairdresser Mickey on The Comeback) joined the group celebration to accept Lisa Kudrow’s TV Performance of the Year award on her behalf.
Jeff Zarrillo and Paul Katami, the first gay couple to be legally married in California, joined Galeca to accept the Dorian Award for The Case Against 8’s win for documentary.
The Timeless Award (given to an actor or performer whose exemplary career is marked by character, wisdom and wit) was accepted by George Takei.
Among the guests were Natalie Denise Sperl (Vocals/Guitar, Kill My Coquette), Steven Escobar (President & Executive Editor-In-Chief, Diversity News Magazine) Christy Oldham (Host, Film producer, Diversity News TV), Wilson Cruz and many more.
John Griffiths (Television Critic, Us Weekly) is the Founder & President of The Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA) organization.
To read the complete list of nominees, click here.
GALECA, a 501 C-6 nonprofit organization, is comprised of over 100 professional entertainment journalists across the U.S. GALECA’s mission is to generate camaraderie in an unsettling media environment, preserve and champion the art of constructive criticism, and remind the world the LGBTQ community has a significant history of enhancing culture at large. And how would the world fare without knowing what’s campy? Follow them on Twitter at twitter.com/DorianAwards and Become a fan at facebook.com/dorianawards
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Editor’s Note: Our very own President & Executive Editor-In-Chief Esteban Escobar aka Steven Escobar from Diversity News Magazine published by Diversity News Publications is a proud member of GALECA with voting rights on the Dorian Awards.