The X-Awards aim to place the public focus on people, companies and organizations that have contributed to the development and prosperity of the European gay fetish scene. They honor European actors in the gay fetish scene in various categories. The nominations for this year have been announced and you can vote now.
Nominations have been sent in in October. They were reviewed and ranked by the members of the X Awards Committee. Voting has now opened via www.x-awards.org. Sunday, 21st of February 2016, the award ceremony will be held at the Darklands festival in Antwerp, Belgium.
Nominations this year:
MAN OF THE YEAR
Pieter Claeys For preserving European fetish history with leatherhistory.eu and his battle for PrEP.
Kevin Murphy For being 2nd at IML, role model for many young leather men across Europe.
Arnaud Houesnard For being a hardworking, very present and supportive European ambassador.
John ‘O Brien For being a sponsor, a mentor, an activist for the Same Sex Marriage proposal in Ireland.
CLUB OF THE YEAR
Geared Ireland For being a young pure fetish club grow by the dedication of the organizers and volunteers.
Leatherwest For hosting the first UK Leatherpride and growing leather culture in the UK.
Leather Friends Italy For being extremely active and visible in the European community.
Leatherhistory.eu For capturing and preserving the European history of the leather community.
BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
The Boots Antwerp For being a true haven, dedicated and collaborating with various fetish actors.
Recon For supporting fetish events across Europe providing visibility for the community.
La Mine Paris For being a friendly and open bar and very active in the community. A must-do in Paris.
Underground Munich For being a horny club, extremely well made and run in an efficient way.
EVENT OF THE YEAR
Leatherpride Belgium For being inclusive, warm, friendly and sexy, most anticipated and the exquisite organization.
Folsom Europe For being an institution that gathers the whole of Europe out on the street
Maspalomas Fetish Week For developing a vacation fetish scene in Gran Canaria,
Berlin Easter Week For being very social and friendly for all levels of fetish enthusiasts
DJ OF THE YEAR
Jack Chang For his dark music and being incredibly sexy.
Alejandro Alvarez For sending the Cologne vibe outside the country to various fetish events.
Manuel Carranco For giving us great sounds and a great guy.
DJ MF3 For being super sexy and supplying fantastic music.