It was an exciting night of prestigious honors attended by San Diego's distinguished LGBT community leaders.
It was another dazzling night of fun, community revelry and wonderful surprises at the 44th Annual Nicky Awards that took place Sunday night at Point Loma's Courtyard Marriot Liberty Station.
Attendees were dressed to the nines and posed for photos at the step and repeat before the ceremony got started.
Statuettes were handed out to the nominees who won in their categories via online ballots.
San Diego Gay and Lesbian News and SDPIX, both published by Hale Media won Best Online Publication and Best Publication respectively.
Johnathan Hale who owns both publications was also honored along with Stefan Chicote for their work on the Hillcrest Pride flag.
Stefan Chicote was presented with one of the retired Pride Flags for advocating the concept of the Hillcrest Pride flag to the Hillcrest Business Association.
And Johnathan Hale was presented with the original Pride flag first flown on July 20, 2012, For his leadership in fundraising for the project.
Below the video is the full list of winners and recipients of special commendations.
Special Commendations and Awards:
The Mayor George Moscone Humanitarian Award - San Diego Police Chief David Nisleit.
The Congresswoman Susan Davis Equality Award - Connor Maddocks
The Big Mike Phillips Community Service Award - Kerrie & Karen Stone
Special Recognition – Johnathan Hale & Stefane Chicote
Nicky Award Winners 2019:
1. Outstanding Sports Org- San Diego Flag Football
2. Outstanding Pharmacy – Hillcrest Pharmacy
3. Outstanding Brunch – Urban Mo’s
4. Outstanding Neighborhood Bar - Pecs
5. Outstanding Bar- Gossip Grill
6. Outstanding Medical MJ Dispensary- Urban Leaf
7. Outstanding Nightclub/Bar Event- Divas San Diego
8. Outstanding Trainer- Grant Foreman
9. Outstanding Night Club/Dance Bar- Rich’s
10. Outstanding Women’s Night= Finger me Friday
11.Outstanding Bar Owner- Jeff Jackson at Flicks
12.Outstanding Bar Manager- Ryan Bedrosian Rich’s
13.Outstanding Female Bartender- Claire Uptown Tavern
14.Outstanding Male Bartender- Kane The Loft
15.Outstanding Bar Employee- Dwayne Wynne Gossip Grill
16.Outstanding Impersonator- Kickxy Vixen Styles
17.Outstanding DJ/VJ- Dj Taj
18.Outstanding Female Personality- Dina Somsamouth
19.Outstanding Male Personality- Erik Benson
20.Outstanding Transgender Activist- Coco Chanel
21.Outstanding Levi/Leather Personality- Myles Ramos
22.Outstanding Entertainer/Group- TieDreamgirls MO’s San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus
23.Outstanding Title Holder- Joey Dematteo- Tantrums & Tiara’s 2019
24.Outstanding Restaurant- Inside Out
25.Outstanding Male waitperson- Zach Bryan Inside Out
26.Outstanding Female Waitperson- Mayra Baja Betty’s prestigious
27.Outstanding Business- Ace Hardware & Lugi Vera
28.Outstanding New Business- Humanity
29.Outstanding Business Man- Michael Saltsman
30.Outstanding Business Woman- Jody Taylor
31.Outstanding Achievement in the Arts- The Studio Door
32. Outstanding Community Volunteer- Sean Redmond
33.Outstanding HIV/AIDS Service Provider- Family health Center
34.Outstanding Community Activist- Coyote Moon
35.Outstanding Community Event-San Diego Pride Launch Party By Rob Benzon Foundation
36.Outstanding LGBT Community Org- San Diego Pride
37.Outstanding Straight Ally- Jessica Wight-Carter
38.Outstanding LGBT Publication- SDPIX
39.Outstanding LGBT Writer/Columnist- Benny Cartwright
40.Outstanding LGBT Online Media- SDGLN
41.Outstanding Bank- San Diego County Credit union
42.Outstanding Night Club Dancer- Marvin Garcia
43.Outstanding LGBT Couple-Moe Girton & Dawn Stultz/Glitz Glam & Anthony Roller Greika
44.Outstanding Non- Binary- Amber St James
45.Outstanding Thrift Shop- Buffalo Exchange
46.Outstanding Corporate Sponsor- Hotel Del Coronado
47. Man of the Year - Nick Serrano
48. Woman of the Year - Dina Somsamouth