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41st Annual Nicky Award nominees announced

The 41st annual Nicky Awards are on Sunday, November 13, at the Handlery Hotel in Mission Valley.
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Every year the Nick Awards honor those in San Diego who have given their time and effort to positively affect the LGBT community. 

From Outstanding New Business, to Woman of the Year and everything in between, the Nicky's have become a way to show appreciation for those who make a difference. 

This year the Nicky's will be held on Sunday, November 13, at the Handlery Hotel in Mission Valley. 

You can vote for your favorites HERE, polls close on Oct. 31. 

Ladies and gentleman, The 41st annual Nicky Award nominees are:

Outstanding New Business

Art of Fur Salon

Enormously

Fresh Catch

Good Fellas Barber Shop

Hom Korean Kitchen

IL studio Men’s Wear

Industrial Coffee Grind

Krave & Kulture

La Vecindad Tacos

Laser Café

LGBT ChiroPractic

Pardon My French

San Diego LGBT Visitors Center

Trust

Outstanding Straight Ally

Adriana Martinez

Cali Griebel

Dr, Chris Holt

Cindy Lehman

Courtney Ray

Gardenia Partridge

Jeff & Hillary Whittington

Johan Engman

Kiki Elizabeth

Marisa Romero @ HBA

Michael Dee-San Diego Padres

Ruth Henricks

Sarah Merk-Benitez

Shannon Rose

Shawn VanDiver

Outstanding Pharmacy

AHF Pharmacy

Community Prescription Walgreens

Hillcrest Pharmacy

Pride Pharmacy

University Compounding Pharmacy

Outstand HIV/AIDS Service Provider

AIDS Healthcare Foundation

AVRC- UCSD Anti-Viral Research Center

Auntie Helen’s

Being Alive

Building On a Positive Life

Christie’s Place

Family Health Centers Of San Diego

Lead The Way

Mama’s Kitchen

Owns Clinic

Special Delivery

UCSD Owen’s Clinic

Outstanding Community Organization

Bears San Diego

Democrats For Equality

GSDBA San Diego Business Assn

Hillcrest Business Association

Human Rights Campaign-San Diego

Human Dignity Foundation

Lambda Archives

Live and let Live Alano Club

Mcc San Diego

North County LGBTQ Resource Center

PFLAG San Diego

Rob Benzon Foundation

Stepping Stones of San Diego

San Diego Pride

San Diego LGBT Center

San Diego Cruisers MC

Outstanding Bank

Bank of America Hillcrest

California Bank & Trust

California Coast Credit Union Hillcrest

Chase Hillcrest

Union Bank Hillcrest

Union Bank North park

Wells Fargo Hillcrest

Wells Fargo North Park

Outstanding Sports Organizations

America’s Finest City Softball League

Front Runners

North County Stars

San Diego American Flag Football League

San Diego Armada Rugby Football Club

San Diego Tennis Foundation

Team Mo’s Universe- AIDS/LifeCycle

Varsity Gay League

Outstanding Neighborhood Bar

#1 Fifth Avenue

BabyCakes

Cheers

Fiesta Cantina

Flicks

Hillcrest Brewing Co.

Pecs

Redwing

San Diego Eagle

The Caliph

The Hole

The Loft

Outstanding On-Line LGBT Media

Edge

Equality News Network

Gay Entertainment Directory Online

Gay San Diego.com

LGBT Weekly

Rage Magazine.com

SDGLN

Outstanding Dj/Vj

Dj Dirty Kurty

Dj john Joseph

Dj John Williams

Dj Kiki

Dj Kswift

Dj Mateo Sagade

Dj Nikno

Dj Rick Beta

Dj Taj

Dj Tristan Jaxx

Dj Will Z

Drew G

Outstanding Bar Event

Bearnight @Numbers

Church @ BabyCakes

Detour @ Urban Mo’s

Diva’s @ Richs’s

Dream girls @ Urban Mo’s

Euphoria @ Rich’s

Finger Me Friday’s @ Gossip Grill

Fur @ Pecs

Overdrive @ Spin

Stripper Circus @ Rich’s

Uptown Outlaw @ Uptown tavern

Welfare Wednesay @ Flicks

WTF party @ Rich’s

Outstanding Entertainer/Group

Andy Anderson & Nathan Frye

Boobie Trap

Keith London

Kenny Ard

Lips Divas

San Diego Divas

San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus

San Diego Woman’s Chorus

San Diego Kings Club

Sinful Dames

The Dreamgirls

Travis Ti

Outstanding Title Holder

Cheyenne D Simmions- Miss Gay Black San Diego 2015

Donnie Vella- Royal Bear 2016

James Rios- Mr San Diego Leather 2015

Jeff Breeze- Mr San Diego Bear 2016

Kickxy Vixen Styles- Miss Gay Pride 2015

Marlena Von Tramp(Joey Adams) - Tantrum & Tiara’s 2016

Paul Rhodes- California Drummer Boy 2016

Rudy Ramrod- Mr Huggy Bear 2015

Outstanding Community Activist

Eddie Rey

Fernando Lopez

Heidi Callahan

Ian Johnson

Ian Morton

Jimmy Ramsey

Joel Trambley

Larue Fields

Max Disposti

Rick Cervantes

Walter Meyer

Outstanding Writer/Columnist

Anthony Gioffre

Bill Biss @ Rage

Frank Sabatini Jr

Jim Winsor @ SDGLN

Joel Martens @ Rage

Ken Williams @ Uptown News

Margie Palmer

Morgan Hurley @ Gay San Diego

Thom Senzee @ LGBT Weekly

Tim Parks

Timothy Rawles @ SDGLN

Tony Reverditto

Walter G Meyer @ Gay San Diego

Outstanding Leather Personality

Anthony Michael Harmon

Donnie Vella

Glitz Glam

Mykl Loyer

Paul Rhodes

Paulo Batista

Scottie Tidwell

Wish Linda

Outstanding Transgender Personality

Alejandra Sandoval

Cassandra Marie Stahl

Christine Garcia- SDPD

Connor Maddocks

Dayamis Styles

Gina Roberts

Jaime Nova- In Memoriam

Mayra Gonzales

Meredith Vezina

Paris Sukomi Max

Paul Rhodes

Paulo Batista

Ryland Whittington

Tita Ramirez

Tracie O’Brien

Outstanding Impersonator

Alejandra Sandoval

Angel Fairfax

Coco Chanel

Davina Love

Jasmine Masters

Jasmine Rice

Kickxy Vixen Styles

Landa Plenty

Marissa Sommers Monroe

Naomi Fierce

Shania Loveless

Tootie

Outstanding Female Personality

Amber Cyphers Stephens

Cali Grebiel

Dae Elliot

Jess Keys

Jessica “Wight” Carter

Karen “Tiger” Fort

Kristy Salazar

Laura Jane Wilcox

Marcia Villavicencio

Meaghan Yaple

Moe Girton

Rebakah Hook-Held

Sarafina Scappicio

Shannon Rose

Toni Duran

Vanessa Dubious

Outstanding Male Personality

Bob Lehman

Bryant Jones

Carl Moccafiche

Christopher Gomez

Clarione Gutierrez

Dan Giaquinto

David Cope

Eddie Rey

Fernando Lopez

Fernando “PonyBoy” Junior

Grant Foreman

Ian Johnson

Isaiah Walter

Jim Winsdor

Jim Ealy

Nick Demarco

Marshall Alexander

Mike Rosensteel

Richard Gallego

Rick Cervantes

Shaun Flak

Tim Parks

Travis Ti

Outstanding Bar Employee

Carlos Dominguez @ Martini’s Above Fourth

Dwayne Wynne @ Gossip Grill

Erik Benson @ #1 Fifth Avenue

Johnny Goodman @ BabyCakes

Johnny Dick @ Uptown Tavern

Keith Thomas @ Numbers

Kickxy Vixen Styles @ Rich’s

Mark Olsen @ Betty’s

Neal Carlson @ Flicks

Zachary Woodroof @ Urban Mo’s

Outstanding Personal Trainer

Efren Rodriguez

Grant Foreman

Hector Garcia

James Slaff

Jaime Rice

Justin Allen

Marcia Villavicencio

Oscar Sanchez

Tomas Evans

Outstanding Female Bartender

Aly rose @ BabyCakes

Bianca @ Fiesta cantina

Emily @ Gossip Grill

Frida @ Gossip Grill

Leonela Martin @ Rich’s

Meg Southern @ Harley Gray

Mulan Mulanesha @ Uptown Tavern

Nicole Lewis @ Rich’s

Traci @ Redwing

Outstanding Male Bartender

Ben Kneifel @ Hole in The Wall

Brian Hill @ Pecs

Collin Wood @ Rich’s

David Cope @ Urban Mo’s

Eric Arroyo @ Uptown Tavern

Jason Carbone @ Hillcrest Brewing Company

Jeff Cummings @ BabyCakes

Justin carl Nelson @ Gossip Grill

Kyle Matthews @ Flicks

Nick Demarco @ Betty’s

Tanner Colsell @ Fiesta Cantina

Travis @ Martini’s Above Fourth

Travis @ Numbers

Outstanding Male Waitperson

Cameron @ Uptown Tavern

Marcus Langford

Joey Adams @ Gossip Grill

Kevin @ Betty’s

Marshall Alexander @ Martini’s Above Fourth

Nick Berry @ Harley Gray Kitchen & Bar

Tali Lopez @ The Mission

Tanner Colsell @ Fiesta Cantina

Outstanding Female Waitperson

Chelsea Rae @ Uptown tavern

Elly @ Gossip Grill

Erica Flores @ Urban Mo’s

Margot @ Hillcrest Brewing Co.

Mayra Gonzales @ Betty’s

Tara Novak @ Harley Gray Kitchen & Bar

Outstanding Women’s Night

Boobie Trap @ Gossip Grill

#Lez @ Rich’s

Finger Me Friday’s @ Gossip Grill

Girls Night Out/ Brass Rail Monthly Dance

Outstanding Publication

City Beat

Gay Entertainment

Gay San Diego

Live Magazine

Rage Magazine

SD Pix

The LGBT Weekly

Uptown News

Outstanding Bar Manager

Collin Wood @ Richs

Craig Wilson @ BabyCakes

Joey Arruda @ Hillcrest Brewing Co

Mike Bacon @ Harley Gray Kitchen & Bar

Moe Girton @ Gossip Grill

Nino Keller @ Hole in The Wall

Patrick Walsh @ Flicks

Randy Wagener @ Uptown Tavern

Rikki @ #1 Fifth Avenue

Ryan Bedrosian @ Rich’s

Stefan Chilcote @ Betty’s

Tom Meyer @ Pec’s

Travis @ Martini’s Above Fourth

Urbano @ Numbers

Outstanding Night Club/ Dance Bar

Brass Rail

Flicks

Gossip Grill

Numbers

Rich’s

Urban Mo’s

Outstanding Bar Owner

David Cohen @ Uptown Tavern

David Cohen @ West Coast Tavern

Chris Shaw & Doug Synder

Jeff Jackson @ Flicks

Jim Simpson & Doru Tiful @ Martini’s Above Fourth

John Ealy @ Harley Gray Kitchen & Bar

Karen Sherman @ Hole in The Wall

Nick Moede @ Rich’s & Numbers

Omar @ #1 Fifth Avenue

Sherman Mendoza @ The Caliph

Sir Nicolas @ the Eagle

Outstanding Restaurant

Arrivederci

Baja Betty’s

Breakfast Republic

Crest Café

Fig Tree Café

Gossip Grill

Great Maple

Harley Gray Kitchen & Bar

Hillcrest Brewing Co

Lips

Martini’s Above Fourth

Pardon My French

Project Pie

Saigon on Fifth

The Mission

The Patio on Goldfinch

Uptown Tavern

Urban Mo’s

West Coast

Outstanding Night Club Dancer

Alex Paradalopez

Bryant Jones

Dan Rizzle aka GOGO BFF

Deny Darko

Kevin Messer

Marcia Villavicencio

Michael Murray

Nelson Marin

Paris Sukomi Max

Outstanding Business

Ace Hardware

Cody’s Home & Gifts

Enormously

Green Fresh Florals

Green I Glass Shop

Invictus Advisors

Kevin’s Barber Shop

Krave & Kulture

Mankind

Pleasures & Treasures

Rufskin

San Diego Desserts

Sixty5 Media

Sunset Cliffs Animal Hospital

Unicorn Jewlery

Urban Whiskers Pet Grooming

Woods Real Estate Services

Outstanding Business Woman

Ceceila Moreno @ Crest Café

Barbara Blake @ GSDBA

Cindy Lehman

Jody Taylor

Joyce Rowland

Marci Bair

Meaghan Yaple

Moe Girton @ Gossip Grill

Morgan Hurley

Sally Hall

Sarah Critchlow

Outstanding Business Man

Brian Bazinet

Chris Shaw & Doug Synder

Christopher Stavros

Cody Winters

David Cohen

David Quintanilla

Douglas & Hubert @ Rufskin

Eddie Reynoso

Jay Jones @ Rage Monthly

Jeff Jackson

Jeff Redondo

Johan Engman @ Fig Tree Café

John Ealy @ Harley Gray

Johnathan Hale @ SD Pix

Lugi Vera

Richard Woods @ Woods Real Estate Service

Tom Hebrank

Outstanding Community Volunteer

Aaron Heier

Fernando “Ponyboy’ Junior

Frank Jones

Ian Morton

Joel Steward

Karen Stone

Martha Henderson

Sammy Gongora

Shannon Rose

Outstanding Brunch

BabyCakes

Baja Betty’s

Breakfast Republic

Fig Tree café

Gossip Grill

Great Maple

Harley Gray Kitchen & Bar

Lips

Martini’s Above Fourth

Pardon My French

Snooze

Trust

Uptown tavern

Urban Mo’s

Outstanding Bar

#1 Fifth Avenue

BabyCakes

Baja Betty’s

Flicks

Gossip Grill

Hillcrest Brewing Co

Martini’s Above Fourth

Numbers

Redwing Bar & Grill

Uptown tavern

Urban Mo’s

Outstanding Community Event

AIDS Walk

CityFest

Dining Out for Life

Harvey Milk Diversity Breakfast

MARYAh Harvest Howl

North County Pride by The Beach

Red Dress Party

San Diego Pride

South Bay Pride

Tantrums & Tiara’s

Outstanding LGBT Couple

Chrystal Dawn & Stacy Hunphries

Doru Tiful & Jim Simpson

Drew & Eric Hanser

Jay Jones & Brad Hart

Jodi Taylor & Ann Paterno

Joshua Coyne & John Callery

Karen & Kerrie Stone

Kathy Hansen & Barbara Jeanine

Kevin Beiser & Dan Mock

Kristy & Liz Salazar

Laurie Coskey & Beth Kransberger

Moe Girton & Dawn Stultz

Nelson Marin & Marvin Garcia

Robert Gleason & Mark Matys

Sarah Critchlow & Yvette Roullier

Steve in Hillcrest & Larry Tow

Outstanding Real Estate Agent

Bo Bortner

David M Espinosa Jr

Lawrence Brown

Michael Kenyon

Mitchell Asa

Richard Woods

Ryan Dick

Todd Armstrong

Man Of The year

Benny Cartwright

Bob Lehman

Bruce Abrams

Daniel Meyer

Eddie rey

Joel; Tramply

John Brown

Rev Dan Koeshall

Rich Reyes

Steven Whitburn

Terry Cunningham

Victor Ravago

William Kelly

William Rodriguez Kennedy

Woman Of The Year

Barbara Blake

Carolina Ramos

Delores Jacobs

Georgette Gomez

Geri Rochino

Joyce Rowland

Maureen Steiner

Shannon Wagner

Susan Jester

Toni Duran

You can vote for your favorite in each category HERE until Oct.31. 

Tickets for the Nicky Awards are $60.00 for general admission and $85.00 for VIP admission. 

Tickets and tables are on sale now.

Special emcees for the 2016 awards will be Benny Cartwright and comedienne Miss Pearl of “America’s Got Talent” fame.

The 41st Annual Nicky Awards will be held on Sunday, November 13, at the Handlery Hotel in Mission Valley located at 950 Hotel Cir N, San Diego, CA 92108

THe VIP party will begin at 5:30 pm, Red Carpet at 6 pm and the event at 7 pm.