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2020 Finalists

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The 2020 Lammys

Update on This Year’s Ceremony

March 19, 2020

Out of an abundance of caution in light of COVID-19, we have come to the heart-wrenching decision to not hold an in-person Lambda Literary Awards ceremony this June in New York City.

The good news, though, is that this year’s Lammy winners will still be announced in June, in an online format to be determined. We also will bring our beautiful community of LGBTQ book lovers together for a fabulous, in-real-life celebration later this fall.

We will be in touch in the weeks ahead about our plans for a re-imagined celebration and how you can get involved. In the meantime, we hope that in lieu of a ticket, you will consider making a donation to Lambda Literary. Your support will help us continue our work to honor this year’s finalists and winners.

While the COVID-19 pandemic means that this year’s celebration must take a new form, rest assured that Lambda Literary’s mission remains unchanged. We will continue championing LGBTQ authors, whose books feel especially life-affirming right now.

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Highlights From the 2019 Lammys

Winners
“We’re here, we’re queer, we’re going to save the ******* world.”

Host Justin Vivian Bond opened the 31st Lammys with a smash.

Special Honorees
“These little pieces of things become big things–become huge things.”

Alexander Chee was awarded the Trustee Award.

Justin Vivian Bond
“My people–my diaspora–are the LGBT people.”

Masha Gessen was awarded the Visionary Award.

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