The first GRABBY AWARDS (formally known as Adult Erotic Gay Video Awards) were given in 1991 when Gay Chicago Magazine owned the event.
The show saw the creation of a “Wall of Fame” to honour industry legends; many iconic names have been added; industry critic Mickey Skee from Adult Video News, Bob East, the Executive Director of the Men of Odyssey and co-hostess and top US director Chi Chi LaRue to name but a few.
In 2009 Chicago publisher Stacy Bridges took ownership of the show along with former Gay Chicago Sales Manager Mark Nagel, who together, founded GRAB Magazine in Chicago.
Today, the GRABBY AWARDS lay claim to being the oldest Gay Adult award ceremony globally. In 2021, the GRABBYS partnered with their equivalent European counterpart, the Prowler Awards, and now share the prestigious GRABBYS name.
We are very excited to welcome Grabby Awards Europe (Formerly The Prowlers) on board with us in what we think will be a great addition for the Stars and the Fans of the GRABBYS worldwide.