YIt’s been a tradition for more than a decade: Every January, we kick off the new year by considering what made the last year so great in North Texas’ gay community. Who, for instance, is the sexiest bartender who pours your drinks? What is your favorite brunch … or other Sunday Funday excursion? Who do you trust to sell your house, prepare your taxes, give you a man-pedi or adjust your spine? And who do you think the best actors in Dallas are right now? That’s what we ask about in the annual Readers Voice Awards.

There are nine areas to vote in, with around a dozen categories per, but even if you don’t vote forĀ everything, you can vote for what you want and make sure everyone else knows who the best of the best is … who, in fact, is your hero. And just voting gets you entered in a prize drawing.

Don’t wait too long, though. Voting has already started, and ends at Jan. 31. The Readers Voice Awards issue will be out in March. And the prize winner will be profiled in the paper along with the top vote-getters. Don’t let Iowa and New Hampshire steal all the voting thunder! Get voting!