Kathy Griffin has been tapped to headline the much-anticipated Str8UpGay Summit and Str8UpGayPorn Awards in Hollywood this January.
The Grammy and Emmy-winning comedian, actress and activist will give the conference’s keynote address on January 11, and on the following night will host the awards ceremony, which will take place at Hollywood’s historic Avalon Theater.
The Str8UpGaySummit, the adult industry’s only gay business-to-business and business-to-consumer conference will take place January 9-11 at the W Hotel Hollywood just days before the gay industry’s biggest award show on January 12. The Summit will feature a chance for fans to meet with the most sought-after stars, brands and directors.
“I’ve had the honor of performing for many kinds of audiences,” says Griffin. “I’ve been to the top, the bottom, the versatile, and baby, now I’m back!
“This is going to be a hell of a weekend. From giving the keynote speech on Saturday, to participating as the awards host on Sunday, I’m thrilled to head…I mean, stand erect…oh, let’s go with pull a comedy train in a packed, and I mean PACKED, room full of hot, gay male porn stars and the men who fluff them. What could be more fun? I can’t wait!”
The comedian’s keynote speech is her chance to speak out passionately and politically. She will talk about the importance of free speech battles waged by the industry, on the 50th anniversary of the legalization of porn, and her own first amendment battles.
Str8UpGayPorn Co-Founder and Editor Zach Sire says, “Kathy Griffin hosting the 2020 ceremony is a moment that will go down in history for the gay community. We are beyond honored and know that she will own the stage and give audiences around the world a show like no other!”
Adult stars, directors, executives, fans, as well as special celebrity guests will attend the Str8UpGayPorn Awards ceremony. The event will be streamed live exclusively on Str8UpGayPorn.com on January 12, 2020, beginning at 8:30PM PST.