Chi Chi LaRue and Fabscout Kick Off the Grabbys

Joanne Cachapero
LOS ANGELES — Channel 1 Releasing founder and legendary director Chi Chi LaRue will cohost an opening night gala with FabScout Entertainment talent agency to kick off the 17th annual Grabby Awards weekend in Chicago.

The “Skin Trade” party will be held at Charlie’s nightclub on Thursday, May 22.

Proceeds from the event will go to benefit Test Positive Aware Network (TPAN), a nonprofit organization that provides resources for those living with HIV/AIDS.

Adult industry members will be admitted for free, while the general public will be asked for a $5 donation to the fundraiser.

“Grabby weekend is always a great time for the fans and the industry to get together and share the love,” LaRue said. “It’s like Christmas … only for porn and not in December.”

Scheduled guests include Rascal Video exclusive Blake Riley, Jet Set Entertainment exclusive Jesse Santana and Raging Stallion exclusives Steve Cruz and RJ Danvers.

Performers Vinnie D’Angelo, Guy Parker, Eric West and Lex Sabre are also slated to appear.

The Grabby Awards will be hosted by Gay Chicago magazine on May 24 at the Park West Theatre in Chicago. For more information, click here.