Acceptance Speech: Saturn WINNER of BEST ELECTRONIC/DANCE HIP HOP or R&B VIDEO
Acceptance Speech: The Cliks WINNER of BEST VIDEO PRO
I'm absolutely thrilled to have won SONG OF THE YEAR for 'Radio-Friendly Pop Song' and BEST POP/ROCK VIDEO for 'When Boy Meets Boy' at this year's RightOutTV Awards - I haven't stopped grinning all week! I want to say a huge thank you to all the judges for listening to the songs and for supporting me and my music, and also to Marlee and Tully and the RightOutTV team for organizing the awards and for all your work in support of out musicians.
I feel so honoured to
have been nominated
alongside such a wealth
of fantastic artists, and
extremely proud to be a
part of the out LGBTQ
As an out gay artist, I
have always striven to be
true to myself and to be
honest and open in my
music and lyrics. It's not
always an easy path,
but I wouldn't change it
for the world! I wrote
Song' as both a fun
response to the executives
in major music labels who have repeatedly advised me to remove any references to other guys from my lyrics so as not to 'alienate my audience', and also as an anthem of pride in celebration of the LGBTQ community. And so it means a great deal to receive this award for SONG OF THE YEAR by an organisation who celebrates out artists and champions what we do. I strongly believe in the importance of art to send a positive message of freedom, equality and diversity and I'm extremely grateful to RightOutTV for establishing these awards in celebration of out artists.
I want to say a huge thanks to Joe Phillips who directed and animated the video for 'When Boy Meets Boy' - it was great fun working together on this project! Thanks to the brilliant Mark Crew who co-produced 'Radio-Friendly Pop Song' with me. And a massive thank you to everyone who has watched my videos, listened to, bought and enjoyed my songs and supported me and my music. You guys are the reason I can keep on doing what I love, so thank you!
And finally, I'd also like to thank all of the awesome LGBTQ recording artists out there who do what you do and who inspire me on a daily basis. Huge congrats to all the other winners and nominees - Out music rules!
Acceptance Speech: Matt Fishel
WINNER of BEST POP/ROCK VIDEO
and SONG OF THE YEAR
Acceptance Speech: I'Wante WINNER of BEST COMEDY VIDEO
Acceptance Speech: Kevin Wood WINNER of BEST VIDEO SO FAR
Acceptance Speech: Troy Jackson WINNER of the FAN FAVE AWARD
Acceptance Speech: Nastaij WINNER of BEST HIP HOP / R&B SONG
RightOutTV Music & Video Awards promote and honor
the contributions Out artists make to the LGBTI community and music industry.
RightOutTV was created to provide a visual and audio vehicle for LGBTI artists to tell their stories, share their talent and help unify the International LGBTI music community.
RightOutTV's Mission is to support and raise awareness of Out artists who live authentically and openly in their lives and careers and to always have their best interests at heart.
RightOutTV producers, Marlee Walchuk & Tully Callender will be inducted into the GLBT Hall of Fame in December, 2013, for building the tribe of LGBTI Artists who are RightOutTV and for the impact RightOutTV has as a resource for the GLBT arts community and the community at large.
Acceptance Speech: Michael V. Doane WINNER of BEST ROCK SONG
Acceptance Speech: MAOR WINNER of BEST ELECTRONIC/DANCE SONG