OUTstanding Vote

The community has spoken!

Congratulations to the following nominees of the 5th Annual OUTstanding Awards! REMEMBER: Final voting starts on February 17th and runs until the 28th. 


Personal Well Being Commerce
OUTstanding Massage Therapist

  • Celia Larcom
  • Eric Revels
OUTstanding Restaurant

  • Adieux Café
  • Holy Cow
  • Ragin’ Shrimp
OUTstanding Day Spa

  • Betty’s Day Spa
OUTstanding Chef or Baker

  • Karyn West of A Cake Odyssey
  • Chris Wright
OUTstanding Salon

  • D’Ambrosio Designs
  • Inspire Salon
  • Swank
OUTstanding Business

  • All That Glitterz Design
  • Ramada Hotel and Conference Center
  • T.R.E. Promotions
OUTstanding Stylist

  • Chris Babb
  • Adan Branchal
  • Ryan Perrigo
OUTstanding Corporation

  • Fidelity Investments
  • Smith’s Grocery
  • Wells Fargo
OUTstanding Make-Up Artist

  • Francais Nickolas Andrade
  • Joey Gutierrez
  • Melissa (Go-Go Mel)
OUTstanding Store to Shop

  • Buffalo Exchange
  • Hey Jhonny
  • Self Serve
OUTstanding Body Modification Artist

  • Erin Burns
  • Rick Torres
OUTstanding Real Estate Agent or Company

  • Talia Freedman
  • John Griego
  • Tammy Montoya
Arts & Entertainment Arts & Entertainment
OUTstanding DJ

  • DJ Chris de Jesus
  • DJ Flight Phonic
  • DJ Stitch
OUTstanding Individual Performer (Non-Drag)

  • D’Fierce Del Rio
  • Brian Seals
  • Angel T. Stratton
OUTstanding Bartender

  • Beto Hernandez
  • Steve O
  • Jo Richardson
OUTstanding Performance Group

  • A Band Name Sue
  • The Dolls
  • NM Gay Men’s Chorus
OUTstanding Bar or Nightclub

  • Effex Nightclub
  • Sidewinders Bar
OUTstanding Drag Queen

  • Coeur Vae Couture
  • Savannah Knight
  • Vanessa Patricks
OUTstanding Photographer

  • Brian Eric Sena
  • Max Woltman
  • Jex Wyche
OUTstanding Drag King

  • Papi Chulo
  • Jay C. Kyng Ticey
  • Rocco Steele
Outreach Community
OUTstanding Youth Group

  • N’MPower Albuquerque
  • U-21 Albuquerque
  • UNM Queer Straight Alliance
OUTstanding Medical Partner

  • Casa de Salud
  • Dr. Jeffrey Morehouse
  • UNM Truman Health Services
OUTstanding Non-Profit Organization

  • American Veterans for Equal Rights – Bataan Chapter
  • Equality New Mexico
  • United Court of the Sandias
OUTstanding Educator

  • Melanie Lucero
  • Erin Northern
  • Miranda Sedillo
OUTstanding Place to Worship

  • Metropolitan Community Church
  • Monte Vista Christian Church
  • Rising Sun Christian Community
OUTstanding Public or Social Worker

  • Mattee Jim
  • KC Quirk
  • Nic Sedillo
OUTstanding Ally

  • Bonnie Clark
  • Danny Hernandez
  • Carri Phillis
OUTstanding Public Official

  • Senator Jacob Candelaria
  • Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham
  • County Clerk Maggie Toulouse Oliver



About Neil Macernie

Since the early 90's, Neil has been active in the LGBTIQ community, including marching in pride parades, making parade floats, and producing drag entertainment shows. Today, Neil continues his service to the community as a Deacon at Metropolitan Community Church and as the President of Albuquerque Pride. Since joining the Albuquerque Pride board in 2009, he has seen the difference a community united can make for human rights and equality.