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Best Local Theatre Company

Plan-B Theatre Company — With super fabulous Jerry Rapier at the helm, Plan-B is constantly producing fabulous and queer-friendly plays. With more than two dozen Fabby awards, Plan-B’s nearly as decorated as Nova Starr’s boudoir. This year’s productions included Hedwig and the Angry Inch and a special engagement reading of Dustin Lance Black’s 8: The Play.

2. Salt Lake Acting Company   | 3. Pioneer Theatre Company

Best Art Gallery or Museum

The Leonardo —Mummies, civil rights displays and interactive exhibits can all be found at The Leonardo. It’s perfect for a date night or a destination for out-of-town visitors.

2. Utah Museum of Contemporary Art    | 3.  Utah Museum of Fine Arts

Best Local Play or Musical of 2012

Hedwig and the Angry Inch — The gender-bending rock ‘n’ roll musical comedy was revived by the fabulous Plan-B Theatre Company to great effect. With rave reviews and sold-out performances, Hedwig was a smash hit.

2. Saturday’s Voyeur   | 3. Eric(a)

Best Local Dance Company

Repertory Dance Theatre — RDT has been wowing Utah audiences with their impressive dance repertoire for nearly 50 years. This is the second consecutive Fabby award for RDT, which is solidifying its role as a top-pick for gay audiences.

2. SB Dance Company   | 3. Ballet West

Best Local Musician/Band

Cavedoll — The indie band is a local favorite, gathering a cult following with its neo-new wave tunes. Congratulations to the group on their first Fabby.

2. Lady Murasaki   | 3. Problem Daughter

Fabulous Shopping

Best Local Shop for Budget Fashion

Uptown Cheapskate — Two Uptown Cheapskate locations will pay cash for old jeans, shirts, sweaters, ties and other clothing items. It’s a perfect way to collect some much-needed cash to stock up on other vintage and new fashions.

2. Decades Vintage Clothing   | 3. Unhinged

Best Local Shop for High-End Fashion

Spark/Cockers— Although Spark/Cockers recently moved to a new, fabulous and gorgeous location in Trolley Square, the complete wardrobe offerings are still available in a fresh, new and beautiful space.

2. Fresh   | 3. Bastille

Best Local Shop for Shoes

Spark/Cockers — Shoes and heels fit for any queen or king are just the start to the footwear options at Spark/Cockers. Boxes and boxes of affordable and fabulous selections will match any outfit.

2.Bastille   | 3. Rocket Rebellion

Best Local Shop for Drag Attire

Decades — Whether creating a vintage-chic look for the club or trying to follow in the footsteps of Donna Summer (may she rest in peace), Decades is a truly fabulous choice. There just isn’t a better bet for the budget-conscious.

2. Pib’s Exchange   | 3. Fiercedragjewels.com

Best Local Book Store

The King’s English Bookshop — Take a journey into a magical kingdom where bookstores are still a destination and the clerks are helpful and knowledgeable at The King’s English. Also, the store holds fabulous frequent readings and other book-related events.

2. Sam Weller’s Books   | 3. Golden Braid Books

Best Consignment Store for Furniture/Home Décor

Now & Again — Shop local and sustainable at Now & Again. Forget cookie-cutter pieces of furniture and home décor from box shops and find unique, vintage and fabulous at this gay-owned and friendly store.

2. The Green Ant   | 3. Pebbles and Twigs

Best Underwear Selection

Spark/Cockers — Bulge-enhancing, butt-lifting and eye-popping underwear selections will accentuate the perfect outfit. Designer selections from Calvin Klein, Andrew Christian, Timoteo, Pistol Pete and many more are featured.

2. Mischievous Pleasures   | 3. Blue Boutique

Best Antique Store

Now & Again — Visit the ever-friendly and helpful Michael Sanders for home décor that takes the best from the past to help make any home shine. The store is constantly changing with new pieces, so a visit to Now & Again is always warranted.

2. Capital City    | 3. Anthony’s Antiques

Best Flower Shop

The Art Floral — For the special occasion, to say “thank you” or “sorry,” The Art Floral has bouquets for every opportunity. The helpful florists can help plan a wedding or large affair or just help pick that single, but important bouquet.

2. Roots   | 3. Especially for You

Best Local Jewelry Store

Charley Hafen Jewelers — From humble beginnings in a hotel-lobby jewelry shop more than 20 years ago, to an independently-owned jewelry store with a wide selection of in-shop made items, shoppers can’t go wrong with Charley Hafen.

2. Fankhauser-Howard   | 3. 9th & 9th Jewelers

Best Outdoor Gear

Fun & Frolic — Fun & Frolic Consignment Shop stocks fabulous items for travel and outdoor recreational experiences. Find budget-friendly gently used clothing, outdoor gear, and accessories at this fabulous and very queer-friendly store.

2. Black Diamond   | 3. Kirkham’s Outdoor Products

Best Gift Store

Cahoots — With a section dedicated specifically to queer paraphernalia, it’s no wonder Cahoots is taking home another Fabby for this category. For the young and the young at heart, there’s something for everyone at Cahoots.

2. Cabin Fever   | 3. Rocket Rebellion

Best Adult Toy Store

Cahoots — Cahoots provides a fun atmosphere for some of the more adult pleasures and interests in shopping. Magazines, lube, condoms, toys and other bedroom items are sold.

2. Mischievous Pleasures   | 3. Dirty Jo Punsters

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