August 2, 2014

Pioneer Awards

The Lambda Literary Foundation bestows its Pioneer Award on individuals who have broken new ground in the field of LGBT literature and publishing. Established in 1995, the Award honors those who, through their achievements and passionate commitment, have contributed to the LGBT literary community in significant and tangible ways: through works of literature, or by establishing publishing houses, publications, archives, bookstores, or other institutions.

Pioneer Award recipients are determined by the Board of Trustees of the Lambda Literary Foundation.  If you would like to make a recommendation, send an e-mail to Tony Valenzuela, Executive Director at tvalenzuela@lambdaliterary.org.

Recipient of LLF’s 2014 Pioneer Award is Kate Bornstein

Previous Recipients of Lambda Literary Pioneer Award

  • L. Page “Deacon” Maccubbin, Lambda Rising (1995)
  • Helaine Harris, Daedalus Books (1996)
  • Ron Hanby, Bookazine (1997)
  • Katherine V. Forrest (1998)
  • Astraea Foundation (2001)
  • Barbara Grier, Naiad Press (2002)
  • Amazon Bookstore Cooperative (2003)
  • Samuel R. Delany (2004)
  • Blanche Wiesen Cook (2004)
  • Martin Duberman (2007)
  • Marijane Meaker (2007)
  • Ann Bannon (2008)
  • Malcolm Boyd (2008)
  • Mark Thompson (2008)
  • Leslie Feinberg (2009)
  • The Violet Quill, featuring Andrew Holleran, Felice Picano & Edmund White (2009)
  • Larry Kramer (2010)
  • Kate Clinton (2010)
  • Edward Albee (2011)
  • Val McDermid (2011)
  • Armistead Maupin (2012)
  • Kate Millett (2012)
  • Cherrie Moraga (2013 – New York)
  • Malcolm Boyd, Lillian Faderman, Katherine V. Forrest, John Rechy, Patricia Nell Warren (2013 – Los Angeles)
  • Kate Bornstein (2014)