The TEAs Update Name to Trans Erotica Awards

Los Angeles, CA – The Transgender Erotica Awards, the trans industry’s exclusive awards hosted by Grooby, will be re-branding itself as the Trans Erotica Awards. The show will still be known as the TEAs. The two-day event is traditionally held annually in Hollywood, CA, and welcomes guests from all over the world. 

“We think of the TEAs as a living, breathing entity in many ways,” said TEA Executive Producer, Kristel Penn. “It’s one that has evolved multiple times throughout its history and we believe it’s time for it to do so again. Shifting our language in this way feels more inclusive to the community we’re celebrating.”

 The upcoming TEAs have not formally announced their 2022 dates yet, citing they want to see how in-person events are handled in Los Angeles to protect the safety of guests and staff. 

“Traditionally, TEA season begins now,” explained Penn. “COVID has changed all of it drastically. The last TEAs were hosted online and we are continuing to monitor (along with the Avalon) how things are progressing here in Los Angeles. We are expecting to have a live awards show with guests in some format, with more details will be announced in the coming months.” 

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The Trans Erotica Awards started as an online competition nearly 14 years ago, then expanded to an in-person event held at various venues in Los Angeles, CA, before moving to its current home at the beautiful historic Avalon in Hollywood, CA. Visit for more information or follow on Twitter at @TGEroticaAwards or on Instagram at @the.teashow. 

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