On Sunday, March 1, 2015, The Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA) hosted the 4th Annual Dorian Awards Winners Toast at The Maharaja Room of The Pikey Bar & Cafe 7617 Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood, CA 90046 from 3 to 5:30 p.m. The 4th Annual Dorian Awards winners toast was hosted by Blair Madison Late (Bravo’ reality television series, Newlyweds: The First Year 2013).
Members, Officers and Guest of GALECA celebrated the 4th Annual Dorian Awards Winners with champagne toast, garlic fries with dressing, including photograph of themselves. The event gave members, officers and their guest the opportunity to network and get to know each other. Everyone looked at having great time during the events.
Star Melora Hardin (Transparent & The Office) was on hand to accept a series’ of several awards in the categories of (TV Comedy of the Year, LGBTQ Show of the Year, etc.). Also Robert Michael Morris (Valerie Cherish’s hairdresser Mickey on The Comeback) joined the group celebration to accept Lisa Kudrow’s TV Performance of the Year award on her behalf.
Couple Jeff Zarrillo and Paul Katami the first gay couple to be legally marry in California, joined Galeca to accept the Dorian Award for The Case Against 8’s win for documentary.
Accepting via online, the Timeless Award (given to an actor or performer whose exemplary career is marked by character, wisdom and wit) was George Takei.
Among the guests were Natalie Denise Sperl (Vocals/Guitar, KillMyCoquette), Christy Oldham (Film producer) and many more.
John Griffiths (Television Critic • Us Weekly) is the President of The Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA) organization.
GALECA, a 501 C-6 nonprofit organization, is comprised of over 100 professional entertainment journalists across the U.S. GALECA’s mission is to generate camaraderie in an unsettling media environment, preserve and champion the art of constructive criticism, and remind the world the LGBTQ community has a significant history of enhancing culture at large. And how would the world fare without knowing what’s campy?
Editor’s Note: Our very own Executive Editor-In-Chief Esteban Escobar aka Steven Escobar from Diversity News Magazine published by Diversity News Publications is a proud member of GALECA with voting rights on the Dorian Awards.
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