Inaugural Blatino Awards Winners Announced

ATLANTA—FlavaMen magazine’s inaugural Blatino Awards winners were feted Saturday during a gala ceremony that took place as part of Atlanta’s Black Pride celebration.

Nominees for the awards—created to honor clubs, promoters, performers, studios, films and websites devoted to gay men of color—were announced in July. Online public voting occupied the summer months.

The 2009 FlavaMen Blatino Awards winners are:

Best Acting Bottom: Mr. Saukei
Best Acting Top: Dream
Best Acting Versatile: Jovonnie
Best Director: Rock, Rockafellaz Entertainment
Best Black DVD: Raw Rods 2 (Rockafellaz Entertainment)
Best Latin DVD: Alejandro the Conqueror (Latino Fan Club)
Best Studio: Flava Works
Most Notable Porn Star: Castro (also performs as Supreme)
Best Black Website:
Best Blog: Rock’s Blog (
Best Latin Website:
Best New Website:
Best Black Club: Traxx, Atlanta
Best Club Promoter: WassupNATL, Atlanta
Best Latin Club: Splash Bar, New York

A gallery of images from the awards ceremony is here. For more information, visit FlavaMen magazine, published by gay adult studio Flava Works, may be found on the web at