Best Leader of a Queer Organization
Brandie Balken – Equality Utah — With more than a dozen municipalities banning discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation, Balken’s hard work is recognized around the state. This year she helped usher a statewide anti-bias bill out of a conservative Utah Senate committee. You go, girl!
2. Valarie Larabee – Utah Pride Center | 3. Marian Edmonds – Ogden OUTreach
Best Local Politician
Jim Dabakis — The head of the Utah Democratic Party and the state senator from Utah’s second district is a strong voice for Utah’s queer community. The openly gay politician is running for re-election as the head of the small, but scrappy Democratic Party in the Beehive State.
2. Ben McAdams | 3. Stephen Urquhart
Best Local Actor or Actress
Charles Lynn Frost — The fabulous actor, activist and QSaltLake columnist is the genius behind Sister Dottie S. Dixon. But Frost is much more than a pretty face. He’s involved in various causes and is a strong component in building bridges around the state.
2. Alexis Baigue | 3. Aaron Swenson
Jabe Hatch – The Trapp — A visit to Hatch will help fix the mid-week blues and prep for the weekend. Grab a beer, enjoy the patio and catch up with the Fabby-winning bartender.
2. Hopoi Heimuli – Club JAM | 3. Jim Smith – Club Try-Angles
Best Local DJ
DJ Justin Hollister — DJ Justin Hollister can be seen spinning occasionally at Hydrate and Metro Bar on Friday and Saturday nights. He’s hot, talented and just plain sweet. Congratulations on your first Fabby, Justin!
2. DJ Harry Cross, Jr. | 3. DJ Chris B