With more than 4.5 million users in 192 countries across the globe, gay social site, Grindr has taken a look back at 2012 with their Best of 2012 Awards. Honors have gone to some of my favorite people like “Gay icon”, Anderson Cooper, “Straight ally”, President Barack Obama, and “Best comedian” Kathy Griffin! The list also includes some dear friends.
It’s always nice with folks you collaborate with receive praise for their hard work. ChicagoPride.com partners, Windy City Times was chosen as "best local gay news outlet" for Chicago.
My pals at Sidetrack, were voted as the “best Sunday-Funday” spot and my first Chicago gay bar experience, Roscoe’s, was chosen as “Chicago’s favorite gay bar. DJ Phil DaBeatz and Frida Lay got the nod as well. Both work so hard to entertain the Chicago gayberhood!
Not enough can be said about my dear friend Linda Little! In my heart, I’ve always thought of her as an icon. She would have you refer to her as the Dalai Mama. Regardless of her title, Linda is a class act and always the perfect host, party-rocker, and dear friend. The Grindr guys got it right on you LL!
I was truly touched to be voted "Best local hero/community advocate of the year." I can’t tell you what a surprise that was to find out. (And, by pals who I didn’t know used the application.) Having people say that about you is very kind. With nearly 1 million Grindr users logging on to the application every day, this translates to a very sweet viewer’s choice award. Thank you!
Perhaps now, Joe Jonas will go steady with me!