ABOUT THE LAMMYS

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The Lambda Literary Awards (the “Lammys”) identify and celebrate the best lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender books of the year and affirm that LGBTQ stories are part of the literature of the world. The Lammys, which receive national and international media attention, bring together 600 attendees—including nominees, celebrities, sponsors, and publishing executives—to celebrate excellence in LGBTQ publishing. It is the most prestigious and glamorous LGBTQ literary event in the world.

The Guardian newspaper said: “… Steeped as they are in celebrity and ceremony, the Lammys aren’t as stuffy or straight as many LGBT awards shows often are: they were unabashedly, gleefully queer, representing the many facets of queer life.”

THE 30th ANNUAL LAMBDA LITERARY AWARDS

Monday, June 4, 2018 · New York City 

Honoring

Edmund White & Roxane Gay

Hosted by Kate Clinton 

Kate Clinton

Stellar roster of presenters include

Montage of Lammy Award Presenters

Alison Bechdel · Nicole Dennis-Benn · Nancy Bereano · Kate Bornstein
Katherine Forrest · Rigoberto Gonzalez · Juliana Huxtable
Michael Nava · Tommy “Teebs” Pico · S. Chris Shirley · Pamela Sneed
Rebecca Solnit · Mecca Jamilah Sullivan · Jeanne Thornton · Taylor Trensch
Carmelita Tropicana · Alok Vaid-Menon · Paula Vogel · Rick Whitaker

Other surprise guests to be announced in May
The awards ceremony is directed by Charles Rice-Gonzalez

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Join us at the most glamorous LGBT literary event in the country. Over 500 attendees, sponsors, and celebrities will come together to celebrate excellence in LGBT literature. 

Read the full press release.

 

5:30 pm Red Carpet and VIP Cocktail Reception (requires VIP ticket)

7:00 pm Lambda Literary Awards Ceremony

NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts
566 Laguardia Place
New York, NY 10012

9:30 pm After-Party at Le Poisson Rouge

158 Bleecker Street
New York, NY 10012

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Champion Underwriters

The Charlotte Sheedy Literary Agency · KG MacGregor · David McConnell · Kay Percy

Partner Underwriters

Susan & Crystal Atkins-Weathers · Ted Cornwell · David Groff & Clay Williams
John Rochester & Lawrence Fodor · Eddie Sarfaty & Court Stroud
S. Chris Shirley · Tony Valenzuela & Robert Ferrante

Lambda Literary Board of Trustees

President · Caroline Young, Vice-President 
Darla Baker,>Treasurer · David Groff, Secretary
Tamika Butler · Steve Couler · Kimberly Hoover
Ellen LaPointe · Rakesh Satyal · Christine Svendsen · Salem West

2018 New York City Host Committee 

Rakesh Satyal · Amy Scholder, Co-Chairs 

Ann Aptaker ·na Clemons-Beasley · Paul Florez · David Gale · Scott Gerace
Serkan Gorkemli · Antonio Gonzalez · Amy Hundley
Elizabeth Koke · Michele Karsberg · Karen Schechner · Lori Perkins
Adam Rathe · S. Chris Shirley · Parrish Turner · Rocco Staino · Jason Wells

2018 CORPORATE SPONSORS

2018 Lammy Award Sponsors

 

LAMMY AWARD CATEGORIES (23)

[ Current Winners | Previous Winners | Overview of Awards ]
LGBT
Anthology
Children’s/Young Adult
Drama
Erotica
Graphic Novel
Nonfiction
Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror
Studies
LESBIAN
General Fiction
Memoir/Biography
Mystery
Poetry
Romance
GAY
General Fiction
Memoir/Biography
Mystery
Poetry
Romance
BISEXUAL
Fiction
Nonfiction
TRANSGENDER
Fiction
Nonfiction
Poetry

SPECIAL AWARD CATEGORIES

[ Previous Winners | Overview of Awards ]
Visionary Award Judith A. Markowitz Award for Emerging LGBTQ Writers
Trustee Award Jim Duggins Outstanding Mid-Career Novelist Prize