Features : Remembrances

In Remembrance: James Duggins

It is with profound sorrow that we announce the passing of one of the foundational figures in the history of Lambda Literary, James Duggins, Ph.D…. read more

Losing our Hero, Rest in Power Leslie Feinberg

Yesterday, while the NYC sky was dark and stormy and filled with tears, I learned that Leslie Feinberg had passed away. I was on the N train, dazed and crying, surrounded by tourists and commuters. I was unable to find the right words to describe Leslie’s influence and what hir passing means to me, personally,… read more

Transgender Pioneer, Activist, and Author Leslie Feinberg, 65, Has Died

Leslie Feinberg, a pioneering transgender activist and writer of the seminal novel Stone Butch Blues, has died. Feinberg, 65, died of complications from “multiple tick-borne co-infections, including Lyme disease, babeisiosis, and protomyxzoa rheumatica, after decades of illness” on November 15, 2014, at hir home in Syracuse, NY…. read more

Remembering Dirk Vanden

Drewey Wayne Gunn, A.B. Gayle, David Lennon, Dick Smart, Tom Scanlan, and Jaime Harker remember literary pioneer Dirk Vanden…. read more

In Remembrance: Cate Culpepper

“It will be a less joyful holiday season this year without Cate Culpepper. But her books, stories, videos and musings live on. As does the memory of her indefatigable spirit.”… read more

Nadine Gordimer: The Writer as Conscience of a Nation

“There are few writers in the world to equal the breadth of Nadine Gordimer. The valiant fighter against apartheid and against the oppression of women and gays in South Africa died July 13 in Johannesburg, South Africa. She was 90.”… read more

In Remembrance: Nancy Garden

Nancy Garden, author, editor, LGBT activist, former theater maven and teacher, died suddenly on the morning of June 23 of a massive heart attack. She was 76…. read more

LGBT Writers 'In Memoriam' Video

Every year at the Lambda Literary Awards, we pay tribute to members of the LGBT literary community who have died since the last ceremony. The “In Memoriam” video tribute from this year’s ceremony is presented in its entirety below…. read more