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TEA Time is almost here: the 2017 Transgender Erotica Awards are coming!

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With the Transgender Erotica Awards coming up soon I thought I’d share my perspective about what it’s like to attend the TEA events for those of you who have never gotten the chance to experience it in person. Hopefully this will help convince you that it’s an event that can’t be missed!

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The purpose behind the Transgender Erotica Awards is to recognize those who work in and have excelled in this industry, but it’s so much more than just the awards. While it is nice to be recognized for your accomplishments, the best part of TEA is just getting together with friends to celebrate what we do. And with all the negativity we face because of working in the porn industry, let alone the fact that we’re also trans, it’s nice to be with people where it’s okay to feel good about what we do and who we are. We get a chance to put aside all the negative crap that seems to predominate the news lately and have some fun for a few days. And for me, it’s more than just a gathering of people I work with and the fans who enjoy the product we create, it’s more like a family reunion. I’ve made so many friends in this industry, people who have come to mean the world to me and are like family, and that is what makes this so truly special. I get to dress up in a fancy gown and hang out and party with some pretty amazing people, and it doesn’t get much better than that! And for those new to the industry it’s a great opportunity to learn how the industry works and to meet people and network. But TEA is so much more than just about the awards!

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TEA Con debuted last year and was a rousing success, and it looks to be even better this year with it being held on Saturday March 4th at Avalon, site of the awards show. TEA Con gives fans a chance to meet and hang out with the performers in a more relaxed environment, along with the opportunity to get autographed photos and merchandise, along with a picture with their favorite model. And Grooby will no doubt have some goodies to give away such as their awesome Grooby Girl t-shirts and calendars. I think I spent all of five minutes at my table because I was having too much fun wondering around talking with people and taking pictures. Even though I work in the industry I’m still a fan, and TEA Con gave me the opportunity to hang out with people I hadn’t met before and make new friends.

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The After-party has traditionally been held the night following the awards, but this year it’s been moved up to Friday March 3rd, with the awards being held on Sunday March 5th. The party takes place at Bardot which is a fabulous venue, and the folks at Grooby know how to throw a heck of a party! It’s always fun to see the outfits people wear, which range from elegant to outrageous and everything in between! The music rocks, the alcohol flows, and the party is one of the best! What I notice most are all the smiles and laughter and hugs, and people just happy to be there among friends. You can say with absolute certainty that a good time is had by all!

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And finally, the Awards Show is Sunday March 5th at the Avalon, and is always an amazing event. The Avalon is a beautiful venue and adds to the over-all atmosphere, which is one of excitement, elegance, and celebration. When you first walk in and see the red carpet and then the big staircase and the auditorium beyond that, it literally takes your breath away. And even more breath-taking are the people who attend and all the amazing gowns and dresses you see, along with some pretty snazzy tuxedos and suits! If you like to people watch then TEA will be your dream come true! The awards show begins with walking the red carpet and getting interviewed and photographed, which in itself is quite an experience! Morgan Bailey is the queen of the red carpet and nobody does a better job of interviewing that her! Then we mingle and have a drink or two and socialize with everyone before making our way to our tables for the award show. And then the fun begins, with your friends and coworkers getting recognized for their hard work. It’s always hard to pick who you want to win because most of the nominees are friends, so no matter who wins we’re all happy. It’s quite an evening.

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And the TEA weekend wouldn’t be complete without attending Club Cobra on Thursday night which is the unofficial start to the TEA festivities. Cobra is always a fun night and a good chance to hang out and have a few drinks with your friends, or to make new friends!

And come Monday when all the festivities are done and we’re dead tired and our feet are killing us from wearing heels for the past four days, you’ll look back and have a lifetime of great memories and understand what an amazing experience the Transgender Erotica Awards really are! It’s one of those things that has to be experienced in order to understand it! And then you’ll be counting down the days until next year’s TEA!

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This would not be complete without a big thank you to everyone at Grooby who put in so much time and effort to make this event so special. A lot of work goes into organizing and planning TEA and making sure everything runs smoothly, and it’s a credit to them that these events always seem to come off without a hitch. The Transgender Erotica Awards have come a long way since the first one held in 2008, and it will be exciting to see how it continues to evolve and grow in the coming years.

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And last, but certainly not least, a big thank you to the many talented photographers who cover all the TEA events and never miss capturing all the special moments. You guys are the best! It’s nice to have so many amazing photos to remember these events by, and to use to promote things. TEA photos are always the first ones I go to when looking for images to use for my interviews, so thank you for that!

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For more information about TEA and to purchase tickets, visit the TEA website here: theteashow.com/

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[pics] Grooby’s 20th Anniversary (Part 2)

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Thank you so much to everyone for their patience! The days slipped away from us a bit after our 20th anniversary party and before we knew it, it was October! Special thanks to Altomic Visuals (Al Tom) for his great work as always!

Don’t forget to check out PART 1 of our pictures here!

[pics] Grooby’s 20th Anniversary Party (Part 1)

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Our apologies for the delay of these photos! We had such a great time at our Grooby20 party last month that we needed a bit of time to recover! Thank you so much to all who attended to celebrate with us and thank you to those who sent us well wishes even though they were unable to attend!

Special thanks to Ben from Otola Photo and Gio for these photos! Next up we’ll have Altomic Visuals photos!

September 26th, 2016|Categories: Events, Featured Post, News|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Tran All-Star Party in Baltimore this Friday and Saturday with Award Winning TS Starlets

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New York City, NY – TGirl Events and Tranny Strip will be throwing a special Trans All-Star Party at Little Darlings in Baltimore this Friday and Saturday with guest hosts TS stars Foxxy, Morgan Bailey, Natassia Dreams, and Chanel Santini.

The two-night Trans All-Star Party will feature 20 sexy TS dancers from Tranny Strip NYC, private couch dances and VIP rooms with the dancers and special guest hosts, and shows by NYC’s Jaemy Paris, and musical entertainment from DJ Ciyn. The night will be emceed by Chelsea Malone, with hostesses Sandy Michelle and Miss Pearl pumping up the crowd all night. Table reservations and bottle service is available, contact info@TGirlEvents.com for more information.

Discounted pre-sale tickets can be purchased at www.sendomatic.com/Baltimore for $35, with door admission at $40.

Little Darlings Baltimore is located at 403 East Baltimore Street, Baltimore, Maryland, 21202. Friday’s party will be held on September 23, 2016, from 7pm-2am. Saturday’s party will be held on September 24, 2016, from 9pm-2am.

Visit TGirlEvents.com for more party details, pictures, and a calendar of events. You can also call their official hotline at 917-426-7121, follow them on Twitter at @TrannyStrip and Instagram at @TGirlEvents, or email them directly at Info@TGirlEvents.com.

TS Starlet Chanel Santini to Host “Tranny Strip” this Saturday in New York City

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New York City, NY – NYC’s premier trans nightlife company, Tranny Strip, is proud to announce TS starlet Chanel Santini as their guest host on Saturday, September 17, 2016 at HQNYC Club. The occasion marks Santini’s first media appearance in New York City.

“I’m super excited to be Hosting Tranny Strip!” said adult star Chanel Santini. “I love to dance, and I have been practicing my sexy moves on and off the pole. I  absolutely love New York City! I went for the first time back in April and fell in love with it! That was also my first time dancing at Tranny Strip. I’m excited to be back in the Big Apple!”

Guests can book private one-on-one time with Santini in the Intimate VIP Lounge. There will also be over 20+ trans dancers featured on the main stage and go go dancers positioned throughout the venue. There will be performances by Ebonee Excell and Jaemy Paris, musical stylings from Chelsea Malone, with hostesses Sandy Michelle, Miss Pearl, and Seasone Beste entertaining the crowd all evening. The event is also sponsored by Eros.com and Trans500.com.

HQNYC is located at 552 West 38th Street (between 10th and 11th Avenue) in New York City and runs from 8pm-4am.

Visit TrannyStrip.com for more party details, pictures, and a calendar of events. You can also call their official hotline at 917-426-7121, follow them on Twitter at @TrannyStrip and Instagram at @TGirlEvents, or email them directly at Info@TGirlEvents.com.

TS Madison to Host TGirl Events’ Trans Pride NYC at HQNYC Club this Saturday

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New York City, NYNYC’s premier trans nightlife company, TGirl Events, will be throwing an entertainment filled Trans Pride NYC party at HQNYC Club on Saturday, June 25, 2016. The special event will be hosted by trans mogul and social media celebrity TS Madison.

“I am beyond excited to have the Trans Social Celebrity TS MADISON with us for NYC Pride this weekend,” said promoter John Ed. “I have been trying to book her for two years now. After the Orlando tragedy, I am looking forward to Madison inspiring us and entertaining us and showing us some love. ‘Cause what the world needs now is love, sweet love!”

“I am really excited to be back here in New York partying with the girls, added TS Madison. I love my Trans sisters, they make me feel so important and so relevant and it is always an honor to be in the presence of such beautiful girls.”

TS Madison is the recipient of the TEA Lifetime Achievement Award for her accomplishments in and outside of the industry. Her popular web series, Wait a Minute, is produced by World of Wonder Productions, and she utilizes her platform for advocacy, empowerment, and humor. Visit her official website at TheRealTSMadison.com.

The event is sponsored by Eros.com and Trans500.com and runs from 8pm-4am at the upscale HQNYC Club in New York City. Guests can hang out in the VIP Lounge for an exclusive Meet & Greet with TS Madison. There will be an opening performance by Jaemy Paris, closing performance Ebonee Excell, and stage performances from over 20 sexy trans dancers from Tranny Strip NYC. The event will be emceed by legendary producer John Ed, with musical stylings from NYC Trans DJ Cynn and hostesses Seasonse Beste, Selena International, Miss Pearl, Aby, and Karabella in attendance.

Full bar and bottle service is available by RSVPing to info@TGirlEvents.com. You can also call the official hotline at 917-426-7121. Follow them on Twitter at @TrannyStrip or Instagram at @TGirlEvents. Visit their official website at TrannyStrip.com for more party details, pictures, and a calendar of upcoming events.

HQNYC Club is located at 552 West 38th Street (between 10th and 11th Avenue), New York City, NY, 10018. Admission is $25 for reduced admission tickets purchased at http://www.sendomatic.com/transpride or at the door on the night of the event for $40.

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Robbi Racks to Host “A Star is Born” Party this Saturday in Las Vegas

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Groobygirl Robbi Racks is hosting the next Transsexual Party at the world famous Las Vegas Lounge.  This event is the third event in a series of fund raising parties hosted by Las Vegas  local  TS Pornstars at the only transsexual bar in town, the Las Vegas Lounge.
The LVL recently changed ownership, management and has been remolded.  For the past few years the LVL has suffered and the trans girls that try to support the bar have had little positive influence and their efforts went thankless.  Since the new changes have occurred at the LVL several TS Pornstars, including Michelle Austin, Tyra Scott and Robbi Racks, have been stepping up to show their support for both the new owners and to help the trans girls known to frequent the club showing a sense of support and hope.  Support has been shown through legal assistance, a fully funded name change and gender marker program, health benefits and STD testing.
Saturday evening June 18th, 2016 Robbi Racks is presenting A Porn Star is Born.  During the party the girls of the LVL will compete is a open mic Fake Orgasm Contest of which the winner will recieve an adult video and photo shoot, 600.00 pay for the shoot, and the set will be produced and marketed by Grooby Productions.  The set will be shot by TEA winning photographer Radius Dark.  Announced attendees include GroobyGirls Robbi Racks, Chelsea Marie, Brooke Zanell and Holly Parker along with the co-star of Shemale Cougar Club Shavonna Starr and Sasha Tremayne.
Sponsors of the event include Grooby Productions, Radius Dark, ShemaleStrokers, TSTyrascottxxx.com, and VegasTrannySex Productions.

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[Pics] ‘Real Fucking Girls’ Premiere was a Real Fucking Good Time!

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It was a Friday night in North Hollywood and we had a real fucking good time. About 60 of us came together on that night to premiere our newest DVD, Real Fucking Girls. This was 2016 TEA winner Mona Wales’ directorial debut and a huge step forward for our genre. For those who don’t know, Mona chose the trans performers she wanted to work with and gave them input on their scene partners. Each scene is actually based on their real life experiences and you know what? It shows. The chemistry between the performers is authentic and damn sexy.

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Real Fucking Girls was shot over a three day period back in February of this year. Steven Grooby was nice enough to send me up to San Francisco to hang out during the filming. Mona has mentioned how this project felt like she made a baby with 20 of her friends and I can see why.  There was a distinct sense of family on set and that everyone was genuinely happy to be there. Interestingly enough, I think this warmth carries through each scene.

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I was so humbled by our turnout on Friday – it was the first time we’ve ever done a movie premiere. Thank you so much to the cast and crew who were in attendance (Mona Wales, Aubrey Kate Simone Sonay, Jane Starr, Tori Mayes, Natassia Dreams, Ella Nova, Stefani Special, and Siouxsie Q) and much love to those who were unable to attend but were definitely missed (Amarna Miller, Bella Rossi, Daisy Ducati, AJAPorn, Kelly Klaymour, Echo November, Lilith Luxe)! And thank you to our friends who came out to support our event as well – Morgan Bailey, Buddy Wood, Blackula, Isabella Sorrenti, Eddie Wood, Adam Tarantino, and more!!

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A big shoutout to Buddy Wood and Jamie French for including exclusive teaser trailers to play before the movie. They both have really awesome projects in the works – stay tuned for their trailers up at TGirls.com.

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Semi-topless Q&A with the cast!

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For those who missed out, Sparky Snakeden filmed our Q&A!

Special thanks to my fellow Grooby co-workers Sparky Snakeden, Dev, and Alex for working extra late on a Friday night to help make this event possible.  A big shoutout to our media in attendance as well – Mark Kernes and Chris King from AVN (you can see Mark’s write-up and Chris’ pictures HERE), Ben from Otola Photography, and David from Daily Celeb.

**UPDATE** Below is an exclusive behind the scenes documentary excerpt shot by Lilith Luxe!


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June 7th, 2016|Categories: Events, Featured Post, News||0 Comments

TGirl Events to Host Trans All Star Party this Sunday at EGO Providence Nightclub in Rhode Island

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New York City, NY – NYC’s premier trans nightlife company, TGirl Events, is hosting a special Trans All Star Party on Sunday, June 5, at EGO Providence Nightclub in Rhode Island, with award winning adult stars TS Foxxy, Kylie Maria, Morgan Bailey, Tiffany Starr, and Tara Emory as hosts.

“I’m excited to bring our event to the Boston/Rhode Island area where there has never been anything like this before,” said Tranny Strip promoter John Ed. “We have such a big lineup of over 20 Trans Dancers and Performers and even some former girls of the old Satin Dolls Club that was in Providence. It’s going to be a guaranteed night full of fun and fantasy!”

The Trans All Star Party will feature a special burlesque performance from Tara Emory, music by NYC trans DJ Ciyn, shows by Jaemy Paris and Miss Aby, and 20 sexy trans dancers from the Tranny Strip NYC party. Private couch dances and private VIP rooms are also available for guests. This is the only trans nightlife event in the entire Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut area.

The event is sponsored by Eros.com and Trans500.com and runs from 7pm-1am. Admission is $40 per person and can only be purchased at the door at the event. Ego Providence Nightclub is located at 73 Richmond Street, Providence, Rhode Island, 02903.

Visit TrannyStrip.com for more party details, pictures, and a calendar of events. You can also call their official hotline at 917-426-7121, follow them on Twitter at @TrannyStrip and Instagram at @TGirlEvents, or email them directly at Info@TGirlEvents.com.

Grooby to Host ‘Real Fucking Girls’ Movie Screening on June 3 in North Hollywood

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Los Angeles, CA – Grooby is hosting a movie premiere for their highly anticipated upcoming DVD, Real Fucking Girls, on June 3rd in North Hollywood, CA. The movie marks 2016 TEA Winner Mona Wales’ directorial debut and features an all-star cast of performers, including Aubrey Kate, Jane Starr, Kelli Lox, Natassia Dreams, Tori Mayes, Amarna Miller, Bella Rossi, Daisy Ducati, Ella Nova, and Simone Sonay.

I am honored to be able to share this film at a public screening,” said director Mona Wales. “The performers and pornographers that collaborated on this project shared a passion for bringing a new narrative to transpornography. The smart, funny, beautiful and sexy women that star in this film gave so much of themselves to this project. I am so happy we get to honor their passion.”

“Real Fucking Girls” features five hot translesbian hardcore scenes directed by Mona Wales and filmed by AJAPorn, with an exclusive behind the scenes documentary shot by Lilith Lux, set design by Echo November, and script editing by Siouxsie Q.  Wales handpicked her trans performers and gave them the opportunity to choose their scene partners. She also gave them creative license to bring their real life experiences to the screen, so each scene is personal and authentically sexy.

The “Real Fucking Girls” movie premiere will be held on June 3rd from 7pm-12am at Gray Studios hosted by The Muse located at 5250 Vineland Avenue, North Hollywood, CA 91601. Guests will have an opportunity to meet the cast and crew, get their DVDs signed, and watch an exclusive screening of the movie and its accompanying documentary.

For ticket and event information, visit RealFuckingGirlsMovie.com.

 


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NYC’s “Tranny Strip” with TS Star Jane Marie this Saturday at HQNYC Club

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New York City, NY – NYC’s premier trans nightlife company, TGirl Events, has expanded their popular “Tranny Strip” event to include a monthly Saturday party at HQNYC Club starting May 14, 2016 with special guest host TS star Jane Marie.

“We are so excited that HQNYC CLUB has offered us a monthly night on Saturdays,” stated TGirl Events promoter John Ed. “We have built a new stage for the dancers and new go-go dancer platforms. We plan on making Saturdays bigger and better than any of our past monthly events!”

The stunning HQNYC Club has 15 champagne room suites and a VIP Lap Dance Lounge, with over 20 sexy trans dancers and go-go dancers scheduled all night. Guests can enjoy the musical stylings of NYC Trans DJ Ciyn, performances by Ebonee Excell and Miss Aby, with appearances by VIP hostesses Miss Pearl and Jaemy Paris. TEA award winning performer Jane Marie will also be hanging out in the VIP Lounge with fans.

The event is sponsored by Eros.com and Trans500.com and runs from 8pm-4am. For reduced admission and VIP passes, visit tstripmay2016.eventbrite.com. HQNYC is located at 552 West 38th Street (between 10th and 11th Avenue) in New York City.

Visit TrannyStrip.com for more party details, pictures, and a calendar of events. You can also call their official hotline at 917-426-7121, follow them on Twitter at @TrannyStrip and Instagram at @TGirlEvents, or email them directly at Info@TGirlEvents.com.

May 12th, 2016|Categories: Events, Lifestyle||0 Comments

Grooby Platinum Presents “Real Fucking Girls” Directed by Mona Wales

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Los Angeles, CA – Grooby and Exquisite’s groundbreaking DVD “Real Fucking Girls” is scheduled for release on May 23, 2016. The title marks Mona Wales’ directorial debut and will be released through Grooby’s Platinum Series line with a TEA award winning cast, including Aubrey Kate, Jane Starr, Kelli Lox, Natassia Dreams, Tori Mayes, Amarna Miller, Bella Rossi, Daisy Ducati, Ella Nova, and Simone Sonay.

“‘Real Fucking Girls’ is a tantalizing tell-all film about translesbian sexual encounters where each scene re-tells a real life lesbian hookup of one of our performers,” explained director Mona Wales. “The girls chose their scene partners because they wanted to fuck each other for real, which is why their performances are so diverse and authentic.”

“I loved the idea of Mona Wales producing a DVD with us, especially the collaboration of trans girls and non-trans girls in all aspects of this project,” added Steven Grooby. “I knew we were in for a treat, but when the finished product was delivered it far exceeded my expectation. Each scene is a unique vignette looking into a different aspect of trans girl with non-trans girl erotica. It’s sexy, it’s beautiful, it’s got comedy, and it’s very, very erotic.  This production needs to be recognized for what it is, which is far better than anything else currently being produced in the trans erotica arena that I’ve seen.”

Exquisite/Grooby Sales Manager David Peskin stated,  “Mona Wales, the entire production team and all of the talent have created an absolute masterpiece! The pre-books for this title are phenomenal. Real Fucking Girls is the perfect title to kick off our new Grooby Platinum label.”

Wales continued, “This film was made entirely by talented female porngraphers, ushering in a new era of transpornography. Lensed by AJAPorn, the girls’ bare-naked bodies look bodacious bathed in jeweled colored cinematic light.”

“Real Fucking Girls” features five hot translesbian hardcore scenes filmed by AJAPorn and an exclusive behind the scenes documentary shot by Lilith Lux.

Grooby will also be hosting a movie screening of “Real Fucking Girls” on Friday, June 3rd, in Los Angeles with appearances from cast members and more. Event and ticket information can be found at RealFuckingGirlsMovie.com.

For DVD, VOD, Licensing and Broadcast sales/inquiries (Domestic and Foreign), contact David Peskin at DaveP@expxxx.com or (866) 629-4271 ext. 113. All other inquiries can be directed to kristel@grooby.com.

About Grooby
Founded in 1996, Grooby is currently based in Los Angeles and is the leading producer of transgender erotica. Operating over 30 membership websites, the company has numerous popular DVD lines and operates the GroobyNetwork.com, which gives models an unique opportunity to own and manage their own solo site. They are also the host of the annual Transgender Erotica Awards. For more information, visit Grooby.com.

About Exquisite
David Peskin took over as the National Sales Manager at Exquisite in September 2015 and worked previously with Grooby during his time at Third World Media. He is currently responsible for all sales exclusively distributed by Exquisite, which include Rodney Moore, DD Busty, Mancini Productions, MeanBitch Productions, and X-Rated Films to name a few. Also under the Exquisite Multimedia umbrella are Juicy Distributors, Exile Distribution, and Elegant Angel. Visit their website at ExquisiteMultimedia.com.

Transgender Erotica Awards Changes Dates to March 6-7, 2016

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Los Angeles, CA – The upcoming dates for the Transgender Erotica Awards have been changed to March 6-7, 2016 due to a scheduling conflict with the Grammy’s and the unnecessarily high costs of hotel, transport, and entertainment that would be incurred by guests. The event will still be held at the Avalon for the Awards and its connecting property, the Bardot, for the After Party.

‘We’ve always ran the show on the President’s Day weekend but this year the clash with the Grammy’s has caused us to look at the impact it would have on all of our out of town guests,” said Grooby owner Steven Grooby. “I appreciate it’s not ideal to change a date after it’s been announced, but I hope it’s early enough so plans can be changed and I apologize to anyone who has been unduly inconvenienced. We’re working on some extra goodies for the show, including hotel options to try and help all our attendees have an incredible weekend.”

Grooby, the company that hosts the Transgender Erotica Awards (the TEAs), was concerned by the high cost of hotel, transportation, and additional expenses guests would incur by hosting the event the same weekend as the Grammy’s and decided it would be beneficial to move the event to a later date.

“By giving almost six months notice, we’re trusting this decision won’t affect anyone’s plans too drastically,” said Grooby Marketing Director Kristel Penn. “If it has, however, caused undue hardship to any of our guests, I encourage them to contact me immediately.”

Individuals who have already booked travel arrangements should contact kristel@grooby.com. Additionally, all sponsorship and media inquiries can be directed to her.

 

The 2016 Transgender Erotica Awards will be held on Sunday, March 6, 2016 at the Avalon in Hollywood, CA. The official After Party will be held on Monday, March 7, 2015 at the Avalon’s connecting property, the Bardot. More information can be found at theteashow.com.

 

Trans* Pride this Thursday in the OC!

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Join the LGBT Center OC for Trans* Pride!

Trans* Pride will include a resource fair and a “glam closet” with free clothes and accessories available during the whole event!

FREE 45 minute workshops will include the following subjects:

Hormones
Body Image
Healing Circles
Name change clinics
PrEP workshop
Transgender Health Presented by an Endocrinologyst and an OBGYN

Keynote speaker: Kary Cecil

More info here!

July 27th, 2015|Categories: Events, Lifestyle|Tags: , , |0 Comments

[Pic Re-Cap] Stockroom and Grooby Team Up for ‘Trans Talk’ Panel

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This weekend Stockroom hosted their first ‘Trans Talk’ panel as part of their weekly series, Stockroom University. Head Mistress Hudsy Hawn approached me a few months ago to pitch the original idea and she asked what I thought and if Grooby would be interested working together to put this on. I’m pretty sure I told Hudsy a resounding “YES” before she could even finish her entire pitch to me. So special thanks and recognition goes to Hudsy Hawn for all of her hard work. She was a pleasure to work with and she did a fantastic job with everything.

Got to see lots of old and new friends, which is one of my favorite things about doing events like these. Saw one of my all-time favorites, Kelly Shibari, who was accompanied by 2015 TEA sponsor Stephanie Berman from Semenette,  Eddie Wood and his cutie pie BF (note: apparently people kept mixing us both up because he’s also short and dapper), and 2015 TEA winner Chance Armstrong (who was accompanied by a very cool friend of mine),  just name a few.

Special thanks also to our panelists: Buck Angel, Morgan Bailey, Tori Mayes, and Michelle Austin. They all were amazing and I’m so proud of the work they’re doing to educate and inspire others. Please continue to support them and their future endeavors!

Thanks to my partner in crime, Sparky Snakeden, for heading down with me to Stockroom early to help set up and keeping things running smoothly behind the scenes.

Much appreciated to Dan Miller from XBIZ on the awesome write up! Read it here!

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Michelle Austin posing in our limited edition Grooby Girls summer tank top!

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Goodies from our panelists and Grooby!

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Pre-panel pictures with Sparky Snakeden, Morgan Bailey, and Chance Armstrong!

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‘Trans Talk’ focused on each panelists’ individual story and then we discussed topics like pronouns, terminology in/out of the adult industry, body positivity, how to be a trans ally, and how the experience of being trans varies so greatly from person to person. Hudsy then opened up the panel to Q&A from the audience.

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I obviously had a good day.