Alibi V.19 No.11 • March 18-24, 2010 

2010 OUTstanding Awards

The 2010 OUTstanding Awards

OUTstanding Bar or Nightclub: Albuquerque Social Club
OUTstanding Bar or Nightclub: Albuquerque Social Club
Scott Neff

The Alibi was very proud indeed to join Albuquerque Pride in co-presenting the first-ever OUTstanding Awards, designed to honor the best in gay and gay-allied Albuquerque. We invited the community to nominate and vote for OUTstanding recipients in January and February. The winners were announced in a glittery, sealed-envelope ceremony on Saturday, March 6, at the Radisson Hotel ballroom. In addition to bringing much-deserved recognition to Albuquerque’s LGBT population and supporters, the night was a blast!

OUTstanding Bakery: Flying Star Café
OUTstanding Bakery: Flying Star Café
Scott Neff

The paper extends its thanks and congratulations to Albuquerque Pride, those who voted, the ceremony attendees, the nominees and, of course, the inaugural OUTstanding Award recipients. We hope to see you at next year’s awards!

OUTstanding Bar or Nightclub

OUTstanding Drag King: Rocco Steele
OUTstanding Drag King: Rocco Steele
Scott Neff

Albuquerque Social Club

OUTstanding Bartender

Ryan Wilkinson, Albuquerque Social Club

OUTstanding Restaurant

OUTstanding Dance Troupe: Throb
OUTstanding Dance Troupe: Throb
Scott Neff

Scalo Northern Italian Grill

OUTstanding Bakery

Flying Star Café

OUTstanding Drag Queen

Aleah Rico

OUTstanding Drag King

Rocco Steele

OUTstanding Dance Troupe


OUTstanding GLBT Organization

UNM Queer Straight Alliance

OUTstanding GLBT Leader

Jordon Johnson, Equality New Mexico (EQNM)

OUTstanding Straight Ally

Jim and Jean Genasci, PFLAG Albuquerque

OUTstanding Hair Salon


OUTstanding Stylist

Ryan Perrigo, Swank

OUTstanding Massage Therapist

Gabe Torres

OUTstanding Real Estate Agent

Talia Freedman

OUTstanding Performance Artist or Group

Madison Eriks

OUTstanding DJ

DJ Stitch

OUTstanding Store to Shop

Buffalo Exchange

OUTstanding Place to Meet Someone

Albuquerque Social Club

OUTstanding Adult Store

Self Serve Sexuality Resource Center

OUTstanding Gym

New Mexico Sports and Wellness

OUTstanding Local Vocalist

Adan Branchal

OUTstanding Artist

Ruben Gallegos

OUTstanding Place to Worship

Metropolitan Community Church of Albuquerque