Hot sexy events: transman awardwinners and vibrator art

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James Darling's (left) website sponsored the first FTM honor at the Tranny Awards. Buck Angel (right) took home the honor.

Somehow in the course of things I missed out on blogging about this year's Tranny Awards, LA's porn industry hat-tip to the best in transgender adult film. This year was particularly special -- for the first time transmen were honored with their own award category, sponsored by relatively new site FTM Fucker, whose founder is angel-faced James Darling. OG beefcake FTM actor Buck Angel won, appropriately enough. Hopefully in future years there will be new FTM stars at his level.  

In other news... my lord, has anyone checked out the James Deen store recently? Who cares if that NY Mag article sinks The Canyons. Fleshlights, baby panda t-shirts, posters -- the bulge in Deen's (back) pocket should be sizable regardless of box office returns, thanks to his legions of Deenagers, a term that apparently has little to do with age.  

Anyways, sex events. 

"Bling My Vibe" 

Who says no to creating a work of art with a $3 vibrating dildo? Not this writer — check out my handiwork, and that of other Bay Area artists and sexy local celebs at this sex toy art show on view 'til the end of the month. Check out the contest page for early looks at the competition. 

Fri/1-March 31, free. Good Vibrations, 1620 Polk, SF. tinyurl.com/blingmyvibe

Gay Men's Sketch art show

Mark I. Chester's erotic sketch class in SoMa churns out some top-notch renderings of gay male sexuality, so for fans of muscle, leather, kink, and lust should head to this exhibition of his pupils' best works. Not all of the drawings at this show are erotic -- Chester's class makes up merely a subset of the work -- but all promise gorgeous men in artistic poses. 

Fri/1, 8-10pm reception, free. Magnet, 4122 18th St., SF. www.markichester.com

The Great Church of Holy Fuck 

The name, the fact that this production is helmed by Annie Danger, queer trans utopia-seeker, the promise of nudity — surely these will add to a truly religious interactive theater experience.

Fri/1-Sun/3, 8pm, $15. Counterpulse, 1310 Mission, SF. www.counterpulse.org

Bondage A Go-Go

DJs Damon and Tomas Diablo make this fetish disco the place for non-chafe leather. Tonight's happening is a celebration of 20 years of kinky dancefloor exploits. 

Sat/2, 9pm, $15. 111 Minna, SF. bagg20-efbevent.eventbrite.com

International Sex Workers Rights Day picnic 

The Sex Workers Outreach Project and St. James' Infirmary are hosting this gathering of past and present sex workers and their allies in celebration of this day of commemoration, which started in 2001 at sex worker festival in Calcutta, India.

Sun/3, 11am-2pm, free. Dolores Park, 19th St. and Guerrero, SF. www.swopbay.org

"Porn-Star-Gazing"

Twitter has changed a lot of things, but perhaps nothing as much as the relationship between porn stars and their fans. The industry is notorious for its all-access policy on the social network -- and really, it's just one of many places where you can see the evolving relationship between adult actors and their audience. At today's panel discussion, porn performers Lorelei Lee, Mickey Mod, Conner Habib, Richard Pacheco, and CJ Laing will chat with sexologist Carol Queen about the different ways different kinds of porn stars talk with their fans. The event was inspired by the Nina Hartley fanmail exhibit currently gracing the Center's walls. 

Sun/3, 7pm, donations suggested. Center for Sex and Culture, 1349 Mission, SF. www.sexandculture.org

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