ABOUT THE LAMMYS

The Lambda Literary Awards (the “Lammys”) identify and celebrate the best lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender books of the year and affirm that LGBTQ stories are part of the literature of the world. The Lammys, which receive national and international media attention, bring together 600 attendees—including nominees, celebrities, sponsors, and publishing executives—to celebrate excellence in LGBTQ publishing. It is the most prestigious and glamorous LGBTQ literary event in the world.

The Guardian newspaper said: “… Steeped as they are in celebrity and ceremony, the Lammys aren’t as stuffy or straight as many LGBT awards shows often are: they were unabashedly, gleefully queer, representing the many facets of queer life.”

THE 29th ANNUAL LAMBDA LITERARY AWARDS

Monday, June 12, 2017 · New York City 

Honoring
Jacqueline Woodson with the Visionary Award
Jeanette Winterson with the Trustee Award

With special introductions by Cynthia Nixon & AM Homes

Cynthia Nixon AM Homes

Hosted by Mx Justin Vivian Bond

Stellar roster of presenters include

Samuel Ace · Heather Acs · Frank Bruni · Ana Castillo · Betty Dodson
NYC Councilman Daniel Dromm · t’ai freedom ford · Masha Gessen · Keelay Gipson
JP Howard · Cleve Jones · Saeed Jones · Taylor Mac · Eileen Myles
Tig Notaro · Carl Phillips · Ariel Schrag · Sarah Schulman · Vivek Tiwary
Jes Tom · Jackie Vimo · Ellery Washington · Mitchell Waters · Karen Williams

The awards ceremony is directed by Charles Rice-Gonzalez

Join us at the most glamorous LGBT literary event in the country. Over 500 attendees, sponsors, and celebrities will come together to celebrate excellence in LGBT literature. Read the full press release here.

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5:30 pm Red Carpet and VIP Cocktail Reception 

 7:00 pm Awards Ceremony    

 NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts
566 LaGuardia Place
New York City

9:30 pm After-Party

Le Poisson Rouge
158 Bleecker Street
New York City

Champion Underwriters

 The Charlotte Sheedy Literary Agency · John Faubion & Warren Thomas
John Rochester & Lawrence Fodor · KG MacGregor  · Kay Percy

Partner Underwriters

Darla Baker · David Groff & Clay Williams · Eddie Sarfaty & Court Stroud
S. Chris Shirley · Cheryl Traverse · Robert Ferrante & Tony Valenzuela

Lambda Literary Board of Trustees

KG MacGregor, President · Amy Scholder, Vice-President 
John Rochester, Treasurer · Denise Penn, Secretary
 Darla Baker · Tamika Butler · Steve Coulter · Peter Gadol · Lisa Girolami
David Groff · Mischa Haider · Rakesh Satyal · Salem West · Jan Zivic · Caroline Young

2017 New York City Host Committee 

David Groff · Rakesh Satyal · Amy Scholder, Co-Chairs 

Angelo Nikolopoulos · Ann Aptaker · Anna deVries · Antonio Gonzalez · Ben Hyman
Brian Alessandro · Cathy Renna · Chris Shirley · Christian Trimmer · Damon Suede
David Gale · David Shane · Diana Cage · Elizabeth Koke · Frederick McKindra · Jamie Brickhouse
Jason Wells · Jeremy Sorese · Karen Schechner · Ken Geist · Lori Perkins · Martin Wilson
Michael Carroll · Michele Karlsberg · Parrish Turner · Paul Florez · Paul Whitlatch · Rocco Staino
Serkan Gorkemli · Stephen Morrison · Zack Phillips

2017 CORPORATE SPONSORS

LAMMY AWARD CATEGORIES (23)

[ Current Winners | Previous Winners | Overview of Awards ]
LGBT
Anthology
Children’s/Young Adult
Drama
Erotica
Graphic Novel
Nonfiction
Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror
Studies
LESBIAN
General Fiction
Memoir/Biography
Mystery
Poetry
Romance
GAY
General Fiction
Memoir/Biography
Mystery
Poetry
Romance
BISEXUAL
Fiction
Nonfiction
TRANSGENDER
Fiction
Nonfiction
Poetry

SPECIAL AWARD CATEGORIES

[ Previous Winners | Overview of Awards ]
Visionary Award Judith A. Markowitz Award for Emerging LGBTQ Writers
Trustee Award Jim Duggins Outstanding Mid-Career Novelist Prize