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12th Annual Gay Appreciation Awards
1998 Nominees

Let The GAA Campaigning Begin
by Rip & Marsha Naquin-Delain, AMBUSH Mag 2000
Issue 18, Sept. 4-17, 1998

The Gay Appreciation Awards nomination ballots have been tallied. Let the campaigning begin. The top 5 nominees in each category will now be placed on a voting ballot. Public Voting will take place at New Orleans Pride Fest '98, Sept. 26 and 27, Armstrong Park. Look for the Ambush booth. Make your vote count!

The awards gala will be held on National Coming Out Day, Sunday, Oct. 11, 8pm, Body & Soul, 2300 Chartres, New Orleans. The GAA is sponsored by Ambush Mag, AMBUSHonLINE and Bud Light.

In addition to the public vote awards, the Fly Fashion Awards, Cheridon Award, the Marsha Delain Award of Excellence and the coveted Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented.

For more info, watch for upcoming press releases and ads or visit Gay Appreciations Awards online.


Newcomer of the Year... Dominique DeLorean/Footloose/N.O., L Gee [Liz Garzia]/Cheers/Gretna, Bianca Page/Mother Bob's/N.O., Nikki Rich/Oz/N.O., Victoria Versashe/Oz/N.O.
Neighborhood Bar of the Year... Cheers/Gretna, Corner Pocket/N.O., Footloose/N.O., Lance's Pub/Harvey, Mother Bob's/N.O.
Buzzy Fanning Fight Against AIDS Award... Joyce Alberts & Lou Theriot, Ursuline Burgundy, Don Evans, J.R. Stansberry, Billy Warr
Bitch of the Year... Danae Daniels, Glenn Fonte, Michael Kleinpeter, Sweet Sensation, Stephanie Williams
Show Bar of the Year... Chances/Hammond, Cheers/Gretna, Footloose/N.O., Mother Bob's/N.O., Oz/N.O. [The cast of each show bar nominated will be required to present a production number at the 12th Annual Gay Appreciation Awards ceremony Oct. 11th.]
GLBT Friendly Business of the Year... Andrew Jaeger's House of Seafood/N.O., Fifi Mahoney's/Atlanta/N.O., Semolina's/N.O., United Cab/N.O., Washboard Laundry/N.O.
Performing Arts Award... Becky Allen, Fernand Jackson, Donnie Jay, Barry Marino, Slut Puppies
Restaurant/Deli of the Year... Andrew Jaeger's House of Seafood/N.O., Clover Grill/N.O., Krystal's/N.O., Nelli Deli/Quartermaster/N.O., Verti Mart/N.O.
Dance Bar of the Year... Chances/Hammond, Cheers/Gretna, Oz/N.O., Parade/N.O., Wolfendale's/N.O.
Bartender of the Year... Dallas Adams/Oz/N.O., Michael Hudnall/Wolfendale's/N.O., Carol McCarthy/Chances/Hammond, Patrick Rodgers/Footloose/N.O., Kay Wallace/Cheers/Gretna
DJ of the Year... Joe Gauthreaux/Oz/N.O., Mary Pappas/Rubyfruit Jungle/N.O., Tim Pflueger/Oz/N.O., Rhythm/Cheers/Gretna, Brett Scott/Chances/Hammond
GLBT Business of the Year... Footloose/N.O., Gay Mart/N.O., Hit Parade/N.O., Oz/N.O., Something Different/N.O.
Political Activist of the Year... Larry Bagneris, Roberts Batson, Mayor Marc Morial, Nancy Sharp, Jim Wiltberger
Leather Person of the Year... Scott Garret, Chris Hall, Christian K. Johnson, Carol McCarthy, Lorna Pierce
Transgender of the Year... Felecia Renee Cole, Miss Do, Jamie Gender, Rosa Miranda, TT Thompson
Lesbian of the Year... Lady Magic Necha Benoit, Pat Bergeron, Red Hanson, Carol McCarthy, Yvette Migues
Gay Man of the Year...Andy Boudreaux, Robin Malta, Harold Morris, Chuck Turner, David Weick
Entertainer of the Year... Barry Bareass/Oz/N.O., Lady Magic Necha Benoit/Cheers/Gretna, Clorox Bleachman/Mother Bob's/N.O., Danae Daniels/Mother Bob's/N.O., Sha'Nyia Ellis Narcisse/Wolfendale's/N.O.

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