Comedienne Sandra Bernhard to Host Inaugural Str8UpGayPorn Awards

Comedienne Sandra Bernhard to Host Inaugural Str8UpGayPorn Awards
Melissa Santana

NEW YORK — Str8UpGayPorn has announced actress, comedienne and singer Sandra Bernhard will host the inaugural Str8UpGayPorn Awards, which will honor outstanding achievement in gay adult on Jun. 22 in NYC.

Presented by Pornhub, the event will bring performers, fans and surprise celebrity guests together.

“Sometimes you just get lucky, someone says 'hey do you want to put yourself out on a limb and go crazy?’” Bernhard said. “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 Str8UpGayPorn Awards ceremony serves as the unofficial kickoff to Gay Pride weekend in NYC, a “perfect pair of events given that for decades, gay adult film has been an unspoken champion of gay rights and has opened the door for social and equal acceptance of gay people around the world.” 

A spokesperson said, “Gay pride and gay sexuality go hand-in-hand, and the Str8UpGayPorn Awards will pay tribute to the stars of gay adult film, many of whom are sexual role models for gay men.” 

17 categories spotlighting the very best gay adult film nominees will be recognized at the Str8UpGayPorn Awards, and winners will be determined by a carefully selected group of esteemed judges from the world of gay media and gay adult — and even the fans themselves.

Awards will be handed out to the year’s Best Performer, Best Feature, Best Studio and many more from unique categories. The complete list of nominations will be announced on Apr. 11 along with ticket sales and venue announcement.

“It’s a fabulous honor to officially sponsor the Str8UpGayPorn Awards,” said Corey Price, vice president of Pornhub. “Jun. 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 NYC. 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.”

A spokesperson added, “In three short years, Str8UpGayPorn has become the most widely read — and most widely commented-on — gay adult entertainment news site online, breaking national and international news stories on gay adult film stars that have led to the site’s crossover success. Str8UpGayPorn's exclusive news stories have been featured on and credited by outlets such as: VICE, Los Angeles Times, TMZ and more. The obvious next step for Str8UpGayPorn was to celebrate the industry in an out-of-the-box and one-of-a-kind way, like only it can.”

"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,” said Zachary Sire, Str8UpGayPorn editor. “And as a lifelong fan of Sandra Bernhard, 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 Jun. 22.”

In addition to the live ceremony, the Str8UpGayPorn Awards will be streamed live on Str8UpGayPorn.com.

Pictured: Sandra Bernhard

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