April 19, 2014

Amazon.com Renews $25,000 Grant to Lambda Literary’s Writers Retreat for Emerging LGBT Voices

Posted on April 16, 2014 by in Foundation Updates

Lambda Literary Foundation (LLF), the country’s leading national nonprofit organization advancing LGBT literature, is pleased to announce the renewal of a grant of $25,000 from Amazon.com for a fifth year in a row, a continuation of Amazon.com’s support for the Writers Retreat for Emerging LGBT Voices. This year’s Retreat will be held August 3rd through August 10th, 2014 in Los Angeles. (more…)

San Diego Human Dignity Foundation Awards Lambda Literary $7,000 Grant

Posted on April 10, 2014 by in Foundation Updates

Lambda Literary Foundation (LLF), the nation’s leading nonprofit organization advancing LGBT literature, is pleased to announce that it has received a grant of $7,000 from the San Diego Human Dignity Foundation. The grant will go toward LLF’s LGBT Writers in Schools program with a special focus on developing the program in the San Diego area.   (more…)

Annenberg Foundation Awards Lambda Literary $10,000 Grant

Posted on April 4, 2014 by in Foundation Updates

Lambda Literary Foundation, the nation’s leading nonprofit organization advancing LGBT literature, is pleased to announce that it has received a grant of $10,000 from the Annenberg Foundation for successfully completing its Alchemy+ Leadership Seminar. The capacity building grant will be used for board and organizational development. (more…)

Jan Zivic

Posted on April 3, 2014 by in From the Board

What do Dorothy Allison, Angelica Houston, Justin Torres, Don Giovanni, Lucy Jane Bledsoe, Randall Kenan, Eduardo C. Corral, Elizabeth Sims, Jewell Gomes, you, and me have in common?   (more…)

26th Annual Lambda Literary Awards Finalist Readings

Posted on April 1, 2014 by in Foundation Updates

26th Annual Lambda Literary Awards
Finalist Readings

Confirmed Cities & Dates

Join finalists of the 26th Annual Lambda Literary Awards for readings of their nominated works. All readings are free and open to the public. Keep checking back for updates on participating cities and finalists. (more…)

Support an Emerging LGBT Writer by Giving to the Retreat Scholarship Fund

Posted on April 1, 2014 by in Foundation Updates

Support an Emerging LGBT Writer by

Giving to the Retreat Scholarship Fund

One of Lambda Literary Foundation’s most important initiatives is to support our up-and-coming writers. They represent the future of LGBT literature. We do this work through the Writers Retreat for Emerging LGBT Voices, which will be heldAugust 3-10 in Los Angeles. Founded in 2007, our Retreat has earned a first-rate reputation, and for good reason. (more…)

What LGBT Book Saved Your Life?

Posted on March 26, 2014 by in Foundation Updates

Lambda Literary Foundation Launches Crowd-Sourcing Campaign

“Has an LGBT Book Saved Your Life?” 

Has a book ever saved your life?

Perhaps a book has changed the way you think about your sexual or gender identity. Or helped you through that rough patch, when you just weren’t sure you could own up to being a queer artist. Maybe reading an LGBTQI novel blew your mind and expanded your horizons. Did Huck Finn mean something totally different to you than he did to your classmates? Did Dancer From the Dance give you the courage to write about your first kiss? Has a piece of literature ever meant so much to you that it eased the pain of living and working outside the “mainstream,” in a world where not only our books but our lives are shelved separately from everyone else’s?


Lambda Literary Foundation’s 2014 “What LGBT Book Saved Your Life?” Campaign – Sarah Fonseca

Please join our crowd-sourced campaign to collect brief videos or photographs that spread the word about inspirational books, poems, graphic novels, or other life-changing pieces of literature with the world. Contributions will become part of the 26th Annual Lambda Literary Awards celebration and help build up our social media efforts to increase the visibility of queer writing both within and outside our community.

If you’d like to participate, please:

Books are as important as they’ve ever been. Help us spread the word.

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Edward Feighan

Posted on March 1, 2014 by in From the Board, From the Board

Coming out is a deeply personal experience. It can be terrifying, exhilarating, confusing, troubling. Everyone’s experience is unique.

For me, it was overwhelmingly lonely. (more…)

Chris Shirley

Posted on February 12, 2014 by in From the Board, From the Board

Lambda Literary Foundation Announces LGBT Professionals in Publishing

Since our beginning in 1989, Lambda Literary Foundation’s primary mission has been to identify and promote the best in LGBT literature. Today, we accomplish this through many of our programs such as the Lambda Literary AwardsLambda Literary ReviewLLF Book Clubs, and our LGBT Writers in School Program. (more…)

Lambda Literary Foundation Announces LGBT Professionals in Publishing Networking Events

Posted on February 6, 2014 by in Foundation Updates

Lambda Literary Foundation Announces LGBT Professionals in Publishing

Since our beginning in 1989, Lambda Literary Foundation’s primary mission has been to identify and promote the best in LGBT literature. Today, we accomplish this through many of our programs such as the Lambda Literary AwardsLambda Literary ReviewLLF Book Clubs, and our LGBT Writers in School Program. (more…)