Lambda Literary Award

Lambda Literary Awards "(also known as the "Lammies")" are awarded yearly by the US-based Lambda Literary Foundation to published works which celebrate or explore LGBT themes. Categories include Humor, Romance and Biography. To qualify, a book must have been published in the United States in the year current to the award. The Lambda Literary Foundation states that its mission is "to celebrate LGBT literature and provide resources for writers, readers, booksellers, publishers, and librarians - the whole literary community." [cite web
title=News and Announcements
publisher=Lambda Literary Foundation
date=2007
url=http://www.lambdaliterary.org/index.html
accessdate=2007-11-25
] The awards were instituted in 1988.

Controversy

Bisexual Community/Bi Any Other Name

In 1992 despite requests from the bisexual community for a more appropriate and inclusive category, the groundbreaking bisexual anthology "" [cite web
title=Bi Any Other Name: Bisexual People Speak Out Review
publisher=International Gay & Lesbian Review
url=http://gaybookreviews.info/review/2488/548
accessdate=2007-11-25
] by Loraine Hutchins and Lani Kaahumanu was forced to compete (and lose) in the category "Lesbian Anthology". [cite web
title=1991 Lambda Literary Awards Recipients
publisher=Lambda Literary Foundation
url=http://www.lambdaliterary.org/awards/previous_winners/paw_1988_1991.html#1991
accessdate=2007-11-25
]

Led by BiNet USA. [cite web
last=Curry
first=Wendy
authorlink=Wendy Curry
title=What makes a book bisexual?
work=Curried Spam
publisher=BiNet USA
date=2007
url=http://www.binetusa.org/curriedspam.html#bibook
accessdate=2007-11-25
] , the American Institute of Bisexuality and assisted by other bisexual organizations including BiPOL, Bialogue and Bi Writers Association a group of bisexual rights activists launched a multi-year struggle that eventually culminated in 2006 with the addition of a Bisexual category.

Transgender Community/The Man Who Would Be Queen

In 2004, the book "" by the highly controversial researcher J. Michael Bailey was announced as a finalist in the Transgender category of the 2003 Awards.

Transpeople immediately protested the nomination and gathered thousands of petition signatures in opposition within a few days. After the petition, the Foundation's judges examined the book more closely, decided that they considered it transphobic and removed it from their list of finalists. [cite web
last=Letellier
first=Patrick
title=Group rescinds honor for disputed book
publisher=PlanetOut
date=2004-03-16
url=http://www.planetout.com/news/article.html?2004/03/16/3
accessdate=2007-11-25
] Within a year the executive director who had initially approved of the book's inclusion resigned. [cite web
last=Schwartz
first=Nomi
title=Lambda Literary Foundation Announces Major Changes
publisher=American Booksellers Association
date=2005-06-16
url=http://news.bookweb.org/news/3606.html
accessdate=2007-11-25
] Executive Director Charles Flowers stated, "Further, the Bailey incident revealed flaws in our awards nomination process, which I have completely overhauled since becoming the foundation’s executive director in January 2006."Flowers, Charles (September 20, 2007). [http://www.lambdaliterary.org/archives/archives.html Letter to the New York Times, Sept 20, 2007.] ]

2001 winners

* Anthologies/Fiction: Helen Sandler, ed. "Diva Book of Short Stories" (Millivres)
* Anthologies/Nonfiction: Constantine-Simms, ed. "The Greatest Taboo: Homosexuality In Black Communities" (Alyson)
* Autobiography/Memoir : Andrew Solomon, "Noonday Demon" (Scribner)
* Biography: Barry Werth, "The Scarlet Professor: Newton Arvin" (Doubleday)
* Children's/Young Adult: Julia Watts, "Finding H.F." (Alyson)
* Erotica: Ian Philips, "See Dick Deconstruct: Literotica for the Satirically Bent" (AttaGirl)
* Gay Men's Fiction: Allan Gurganus, "The Practical Heart" (Knopf)
* Gay Men's Mystery: Michael Nava, "Rag and Bone" (G.P. Putnam)
* Gay Men's Poetry: Mark Doty, "Source" (HarperCollins)
* GLBT Studies: Joyce Murdoch and Deb Price, "Courting Justice: Gay Men and Lesbians v. the Supreme Court" (Basic)
* Humor: David Rakoff, "Fraud" (Doubleday)
* Lesbian Fiction: Achy Obejas, "Days of Awe" (Ballantine)
* Lesbian Mystery: Ellen Hart, "Merchant of Venus" (St. Martin’s)
* Lesbian Poetry: Adrienne Rich, "Fox" (Norton)
* Photography/Visual Arts: David Deitcher, "Dear Friends: American Photographs of Men Together, 1840-1918" (Harry N. Abrams)
* Romance: Silvia Brownrigg, "Pages for You" (FS&G)
* Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror: Melissa Scott and Lisa A. Barnett, "Point of Dreams" (Tor)
* Small Press: Mariana Romo-Carmona, "Conversaciones!" (Cleis)
* Spirituality "(tie)": Ken Stone ed. "Queer Commentary and the Hebrew Bible" (Pilgrim)
* Spirituality "(tie)": Bernard Duncan Mayes, " Escaping God’s Closet: The Revelations of a Queer Priest" (Univ. Press of Virginia)
* Transgender/Bisexual: Virginia Ramey Mollenkott, "Omnigender: A Trans-religious Approach" (Pilgrim)

2002 winners

* Anthologies/Fiction: Devon Carbado, Dwight McBride and Don Weise, eds. "Black Like Us" (Cleis)
* Anthologies/Nonfiction: Bruce Shenitz, "The Man I Might Become" (Marlowe & Company)
* Autobiography: Betty Berzon, "Surviving Madness" (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
* Biography: David Kaufman, "Ridiculous!" (Applause Theatre & Cinema)
* Children's/Young Adult: Bonnie Shimko, "Letters in the Attic" (Academy Chicago Press)
* Editor's Choice: John D'Emilio, "The World Turned" (Duke University)
* Erotica: Tristan Taormino, ed., "Best Lesbian Erotica 2003" (Cleis)
* Gay men's fiction: Jamie O'Neill, "At Swim, Two Boys" (Scribner)
* Gay men's mystery: Christopher Rice, "The Snow Garden" (Miramax)
* Gay men's poetry: J.D. McClatchy, "Hazmat" (Alfred A. Knopf)
* Humor: Dan Savage, "Skipping Towards Gomorrah" (Dutton)
* Lesbian fiction: Sarah Waters, "Fingersmith" (Riverhead)
* Lesbian mystery: Elizabeth Woodcraft, "Good Bad Woman" (Kensington)
* Lesbian poetry: Ellen Bass, "Mules of Love" (BOA Editions)
* LGBT studies: Neil Miller. "Sex-Crime Panic" (Alyson)
* Pioneer Award: Barbara Grier.
* Romance: Andrew W.M. Beierle. "The Winter of Our Discotheque" (Kensington)
* Science Fiction / Fantasy / Horror: Michael Rowe, ed., "Queer Fear II" (Arsenal Pulp)
* Small Press: Kings Crossing Publishing.
* Spirituality: Geoffrey Duncan, "Courage to Love" (Pilgrim)
* Transgender: Noelle Howey, "Dress Codes" (Picador)
* Visual arts: Dominique Fernandez, "A Hidden Love" (Prestel)

2003 winners

* Anthologies/Fiction: Michael Bronski, ed., "Pulp Friction" (St. Martin's Press)
* Anthologies/Non-fiction: Bob Guter and John Killacky, eds., "Queer Crips" (Harrington Park Press)
* Autobiography/Memoir: Lillian Faderman, "Naked in the Promised Land" (Houghton Mifflin)
* Biography: Andrew Wilson, "Beautiful Shadow" (Bloomsbury)
* Children /Young adult: David Levithan, "Boy Meets Boy" (Knopf Books for Young Readers)
* Drama: Brian Drader, "Prok" (Scirocco Drama)
* Erotica: Tristan Taormino, ed., "Best Lesbian Erotica 2004" (Cleis Press)
* Gay men's fiction: Christopher Bram, "Lives of the Circus Animals" (William Morrow)
* Gay men's mystery: John Morgan Wilson, "Blind Eye" (St. Martin's Press)
* Gay men's poetry: Henri Cole, "Middle Earth" (Farrar, Straus & Giroux) and Mark Bibbins, "Sky Lounge" (Graywolf Press)(tie)
* Humor: Alison Bechdel, "Dykes and Sundry Other Carbon-Based Life-Forms to Watch Out For" (Alyson Publications)
* Lesbian fiction: Nina Revoyr, "Southland" (Akashic Books)
* Lesbian mystery: Elizabeth Sims, "Damn Straight" (Alyson Publications)
* Lesbian poetry: Minnie Bruce Pratt, "The Dirt She Ate" (University of Pittsburgh Press)
* LGBT studies: Devon Carbado and Donald Weise, eds., "Time on Two Crosses" (Cleis Press)
* Photography/Visual arts: Lonthar Schirmer, ed., "Women Seeing Women" (W.W. Norton)
* Romance: Michael Thomas Ford, "Last Summer" (Kensington Publishing) and Karin Kallmaker, Maybe Next Time (Bella Books)
* Science Fiction / Fantasy / Horror: Helen Sandler, ed., "Necrologue" (Diva Books)
* Spirituality: Fenton Johnson, "Keeping Faith" (Houghton Mifflin)
* Transgender/Genderqueer: Jennifer Finney Boylan, "She's Not There" (Broadway Books)

2004 winners

* Anthologies/Fiction: Edmund White and Donald Weise, eds., "Fresh Men: New Voices in Gay Fiction" (Carroll & Graff)
* Anthologies/Non-fiction: Greg Wharton and Ian Philips, eds., "I Do/I Don't: Queers on Marriage" (Suspect Thoughts Press)
* Autobiography/Memoir: Alison Smith, "Name All the Animals" (Scribner)
* Biography: Alexis De Veaux, "Warrior Poet: A Biography of Audre Lorde" (W. W. Norton)
* Children's / Young Adult: Alex Sanchez, "So Hard to Say" (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers)
* Drama / Theater: Doug Wright, "I Am My Own Wife" (Farrar, Straus & Giroux)
* Erotica: Richard Labonte, "Best Gay Erotica 2005" (Cleis Press)
* Gay Men's Debut Fiction: Blair Mastbaum, "Clay's Way" (Alyson Books)
* Gay Men's Fiction: Colm Tóibín, "The Master" (Scribner)
* Gay Men's Poetry: Luis Cernuda, "Written in Water" (City Lights Publishers)
* Gay Men's Mystery: Anthony Bidulka, "Flight of Aquavit" (Insomniac Press)
* Humor: David Sedaris, "Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim" (Little, Brown)
* Lesbian Biography/Autobiography: Renate Stendhal, "Gertrude Stein: In Words and Pictures" (Algonquin Books, 1994)
* Lesbian Debut Fiction: Judith Frank, "Crybaby Butch" (Firebrand)
* Lesbian Fiction: Stacey D'Erasmo, "A Seahorse Year" (Houghton Mifflin)
* Lesbian Poetry: Beverly Burch, "Sweet to Burn" (Gival Press)
* Lesbian Mystery: Katherine V. Forrest, "Hancock Park" (Berkley Prime Crime/Penguin Group USA)
* LGBT Studies: Elisabeth Kirtsoglou, "For the Love of Women: Gender, Identity and Same-Sex Relations in a Greek Provincial Town" (Routledge)
* Photography/Visual Arts: Evan Bachner and Harry Abrams, "At Ease: Navy Men of World War II"
* Romance: Steven Kluger, "Almost Like Being in Love" (HarperCollins)
* Religion/Spirituality: Will Roscoe, "Jesus and the Shamanic Tradition of Same-Sex Love" (Suspect Thoughts Press)
* Science fiction/Fantasy/Horror: Jim Grimsley, "The Ordinary" (Tor Books)
* Transgender/GenderQueer: Mariette Pathy Allen, "The Gender Frontier" (Kehrer Verlag)

2005 winners

* Anthologies: E. Lynn Harris, ed., "Freedom in This Village: Twenty-Five Years of Black Gay Men's Writing, 1979 to the Present"
* Belles Lettres: Martin Moran, "The Tricky Part"
* Biography: Sherrill Tippins, "February House"
* Children's/Young Adult: Shyam Selvadurai, "Swimming in the Monsoon Sea"
* Erotica: Stacia Seaman and Radclyffe, eds., "Stolen Moments: Erotic Interludes 2"
* Gay Men's Debut Fiction: Vestal McIntyre, "You Are Not the One"
* Gay Men's Fiction: Dennis Cooper, "The Sluts"
* Gay Men's Mystery: D. Travers Scott, "One of These Things is Not Like the Other"
* Gay Men's Poetry: Richard Siken, "Crush"
* Humor: David Rakoff, "Don't Get Too Comfortable"
* Lesbian Debut Fiction: Ali Leibegott, "The Beautifully Worthless"
* Lesbian Fiction: Abha Dawesar, "Babyji" and Helen Humphreys, "Wild Dogs"
* Lesbian Mystery: Alicia Gaspar de Alba, "Desert Blood: The Juarez Murders"
* Lesbian Poetry: June Jordan, "Directed by Desire: Collected Poems"
* LGBT Studies: Susan Ackerman, "When Heroes Love: The Ambiguities of Eros in the Stories of Gilgamesh and David"
* Nonfiction: Thomas Glave, "Words to Our Now"
* Romance: Radclyffe, "Distant Shores, Silent Thunder"
* Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror: Katherine V. Forrest, "Daughters of an Emerald Dusk"
* Spirituality: Cheri DiNovo, "Qu(e)erying Evangelism: Growing a Community from the Outside In"
* Transgender/GenderQueer: Charlie Anders, "Choir Boy"

2006 winners

* Anthology: Greg Herren and Paul J. Willis , eds. "Love, Bourbon Street: Reflections of New Orleans" (Alyson)
* Arts & Culture: Lillian Faderman and Stuart Timmons, "Gay L. A.: A History of Sexual Outlaws, Power Politics, And Lipstick Lesbians" (Basic Books)
* Bisexual: Michael Szymanski and Nicole Kristal, "The Bisexual's Guide to the Universe" (Alyson)
* Children's/Young Adult "(tie)": David Levithan and Billy Merrell, eds. "Full Spectrum" (Random House Children's Books)
* Children's/Young Adult "(tie)": Julie Anne Peters, "Between Mom & Jo" (Little Brown)
* Drama/Theater: Tim Miller (performance artist), "1001 Beds" (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
* Gay Debut Fiction: Robert Westfield, "Suspension: A Novel" (Harper Perennial)
* Gay Erotica: Jeff Mann, "A History of Barbed Wire" (Suspect Thoughts)
* Gay Fiction: Robert Westfield, "Suspension: A Novel" (Harper Perennial)
* Gay Memoir/Biography: Bernard Cooper, "The Bill From My Father" (Simon & Schuster)
* Gay Mystery: Garry Ryan, "The Lucky Elephant Restaurant" (NeWest Press)
* Gay Poetry: Jim Elledge, "A History of My Tattoo" (Stonewall/BrickHouse Books)
* Gay Romance: Rob Byrnes, "When the Stars Come Out" (Kensington Books)
* Humor: Joe Keenan, "My Lucky Star" (Little Brown)
* Lesbian Debut Fiction: Ellis Avery, "The Teahouse Fire" (Riverhead Books)
* Lesbian Erotica: Laurinda D. Brown, "Walk Like a Man" (Q-Boro Books)
* Lesbian Fiction: Sarah Waters, "The Night Watch" (Riverhead Books)
* Lesbian Memoir/Biography: Alison Bechdel, "Fun Home" (Houghton Mifflin)
* Lesbian Mystery: Laurie R. King, "The Art of Detection" (Bantam Books)
* Lesbian Poetry: Sina Queyras, "Lemon Hound" (Coach House Books)
* Lesbian Romance: Georgia Beers, "Fresh Tracks" (Bold Strokes)
* LGBT Nonfiction "(tie)": Lillian Faderman and Stuart Timmons, "Gay L. A.: A History of Sexual Outlaws, Power Politics, And Lipstick Lesbians" (Basic Books)
* LGBT Nonfiction "(tie)": Marcia M. Gallo, "Different Daughters" (Carroll & Graf)
* LGBT Studies: Horace L. Griffin, "Their Own Receive Them Not" (Pilgrim Press)
* Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror: Neal Drinnan, "Izzy and Eve" (Green Candy Press)
* Spirituality: Michael McColly, "The After-Death Room" (Soft Skull Press)
* Transgender: Susan Stryker and Stephen Whittle , eds. "The Transgender Studies Reader" (Routledge)

2007 winners

* Anthology: Richard Labonte and Lawrence Schimel, eds., "First Person Queer" (Arsenal Pulp Press)
* Arts & Culture: Matthew Hays, "The View From Here" (Arsenal Pulp Press)
* Bisexual: Brent Hartinger, "Split Screen" (HarperCollins Children's Books)
* Children's/Young Adult: Perry Moore, "Hero" (Hyperion)
* Drama/Theater: Steve Susoyev and George Birimisa, eds., "Return to the Caffe Cino" (Moving Finger Press)
* Erotica: Simon Sheppard, "Homosex: 60 Years of Gay Erotica" (Running Press)
* Gay Debut Fiction: Christopher Kelly, "A Push and a Shove" (Alyson Books)
* Lesbian Debut Fiction: Aoibheann Sweeney, "Among Other Things, I've Taken Up Smoking" (The Penguin Press)
* LGBT Studies: Sharon Marcus, "Between Women" (Princeton University Press)
* Men's Fiction: Andre Aciman, "Call Me By Your Name" (Farrar, Straus & Giroux)
* Men's Memoir/Biography: Kevin Sessums, "Mississippi Sissy" (St. Martin's Press)
* Men's Mystery: Greg Herren, "Murder in the Rue Chartres" (Alyson Books)
* Men's Romance: Michael Thomas Ford, "Changing Tides" (Kensington)
* Nonfiction: Michael S. Sherry, "Gay Artists in Modern American Culture" (University of North Carolina Press)
* Poetry: Henri Cole, "Blackbird and Wolf" (Farrar, Straus & Giroux)
* Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror: Lee Thomas, "The Dust of Wonderland" (Alyson Books)
* Transgender: Cris Beam, "Transparent" (Harcourt)
* Women's Fiction: Ali Liebegott, "The IHOP Papers" (Carroll & Graf)
* Women's Memoir/Biography: Nicola Griffith, "And Now We Are Going to Have a Party" (Payseur & Schmidt)
* Women's Mystery: Gabrielle Goldsby, "Wall of Silence" (Bold Strokes Books)
* Women's Romance: K. G. MacGregor, "Out of Love" (Bella Books)

ee also

* LGBT literature

References

External links

* [http://www.lambdaliterary.org/ Lambda Literary Foundation]


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