Blatino Erotica Awards Announce 2009 Winners

CHICAGO - Gay porn stars and will receive the awards for America's Top Top and America's Top Bottom at the 2009 Blatino Erotica Awards this spring.

Presented during , scheduled to take place May 8-11 in Palm Springs, Calif., the Blatino Erotica Awards recognize notables from the black and Latino gay erotic communities.

Chicago native Rock got his start on gay adult websites including , , and , and then moved into video in Marc's Hawaiian Dreams (, 2006). His most recent performances were in's Black Balled 6: Under the Hood (2008) and at .

Driver is Rock's real-life lover and co-star in both Black Balled 6 and Marc's Hawaiian Dreams. He is a newcomer to gay adult entertainment.

Other 2009 Blatino award-winners include for Lifetime Achievement, Eddie Diaz for Best Porn Star, for Best Erotic Magazine, for Best Erotic Author and for Best Erotic Blog.

Blake is a former Methodist minister and current church deacon. In his autobiography My Life in Porn, he reveals intimate stories that are sexy, fascinating and sometimes disturbing, in addition to sharing his private spiritual struggle.

A native of Santiago de Cuba, Diaz is an exclusive for . In addition to starring in a number of gay adult movies, he appeared in Playgirl's October 2007 issue and served as the penis model for a Rascal toy from .

A sister publication to Black Inches magazine, Latin Inches features full-frontal, fully aroused photo spreads of generously endowed Hispanic men. Each issue contains model bios and interviews, video and book reviews, and fiction.

Hayes is the author of the novels Passion Marks (National Black Book Awards winner, 2004), A Deeper Blue: Passion Marks II and The Messiah, as well as the anthology of gay erotic short stories, Flesh to Flesh.

Papi Chulo is the nom de porn of a Latino born in Los Angeles to Nicaraguan parents. Now a resident of Miami, Chulo is a self-described "pop culture fanatic" who writes about and reviews adult content on his blog.