FlavaMen Mag Launches Blatino Awards

JC Adams
MIAMI — FlavaMen Magazine has entered the porn-awards arena with its inaugural Blatino Awards. The kudos will honor ethnic clubs, adult performers and websites in a variety of categories and will be administered by parent company Flava Works.

The magazine is soliciting nominations from the public at BlatinoAwards.com through June 30. The spring and forthcoming summer editions of FlavaMen contain more detailed information about the awards show and its mission.

In the Clubs category up to three nominations are being accepted for Best Black Club and Best Latin Club, as well as Best Club Promoter.

The Websites category includes honors for Best Asian, Black and Latin Website, plus Best Blog and Best New Website.

The Blatino Porn category will recognize Best Acting Top, Bottom and Versatile performer, as well as Most Notable Porn Star.

Rounding out the category are Best Black and Latin DVD, Best Director and Best Studio.

The company reiterated its commitment to FlavaMen magazine following the news that Mavety Media Group would pull the plug on its gay adult publications, including Black Inches and Latin Inches.

"I am saddened to hear of the discontinuation of the circulation of some of the most popular gay adult magazines," said Flava Works Creative Director Dan Nelson. "FlavaMen Magazine has a huge void to fill but I think we can handle the task."

The five-year-old FlavaMen is a quarterly publication focused on "full-frontal photo spreads of Black and Latino men with articles, stories and interviews on the various aspects of the ethnic homosexual community."