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Lambda Literary is the leading national nonprofit for LGBTQ readers, writers, publishers, editors, librarians, booksellers and the entire LGBTQ literary community.  Your membership contributions help to sustain our programs: the Lambda Literary Awards, the Writers Retreat for Emerging LGBTQ Voices, LGBTQ Writers in Schools, and our web magazine, The Lambda Literary Review, at, the web’s premier online destination for LGBTQ literature. See our contributing members.


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“Reading powerful stories about ourselves is important, and the Foundation’s commitment to supporting LGBT artists and writers is vital.”
— Kate Clinton, Pioneer Award Recipient and author, most recently, of I Told You So

Membership Levels

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Become an valued member of Lambda Literary at one of the following levels:

Friend – $50 to $249
Acknowledgement on our website,

Reader – $250 to $499
All previous benefits plus a Lambda Literary fridge magnet and book mark

Reviewer – $500 to $999
All previous benefits plus an autographed copy of an LGBT title

Join our Leadership Circle with a gift of $1,000 or more.

Writer – $1,000
All previous benefits plus invitations to special events and receptions, listing in the Lambda Literary Awards program journal and two tickets to Lambda Literary Awards Ceremony

Editor – $2,500 to $4,999
All previous benefits plus special named gift and sponsorship opportunities and four tickets to Lambda Literary Awards Ceremony

Agent – $5,000 to $9,999
All previous benefits plus special recognition in our e-newsletter

Publisher – $10,000 and above
All previous benefits plus special recognition at the Lambda Literary Awards

If every gay writer joined LLF maybe we could at last have a powerful organization that would fight for the oh so many things we need in this homophobic world.”
— Larry Kramer, Pioneer Award Recipient (2010)


“The Lambda Literary Foundation rocks.  Period.  For readers, for writers, for everyone: now more than ever.”
— Stacey D’Erasmo, Lammy Award winning author of
A Seahorse Year and, most recently, The Sky Below


“Lambda Literary is the sole organization in the world dedicated to promoting and honoring GLBT literature.   Our fiction and poetry, like serious writing everywhere, is in danger of being silenced through censorship, internet plagiarism, the closing of GLBT bookstores and the collapse of public education.  It’s a general problem exacerbated by the special problems facing the gay community.  Fight back in the only way available: join Lambda Literary today!”
— Edmund White, Pioneer Award Recipient (2009)
and author, most recently, of the Lammy nominated, City Boy