July 28, 2014

What LGBT Book Saved Your Life?

Posted on 26. Mar, 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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Tony Valenzuela, Executive Director, Lambda Literary Foundation. A graduate of the MFA in Creative Writing program of the California Institute of the Arts, Valenzuela is a longtime community activist and writer whose work has focused on LGBT civil rights, sexual liberation and gay men’s health. Read his full bio here and contact him here.

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