Lambda Literary

Our Mission

Lambda Literary believes Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer literature is fundamental to the preservation of our culture, and that LGBTQ lives are affirmed when our stories are written, published and read.

The Briefest of Timelines

1987: First publication of the Lambda Book Report
1989: First black-tie Lambda Literary Awards ceremony
1997: Lambda Literary Foundation Incorporated as 501(c)(3)
2007: First LLF Writers’ Retreat for Emerging LGBT Voices
2010: Relaunch of
2012:  Launch of LGBT Writers in Schools program
more history here →

Our Staff

Tony Valenzuela, Executive Director
William Johnson, Managing Editor
Kyle Sawyer, Programs Coordinator
Kathleen DeBold, Awards Administrator
Shirley Vilca, LGBTQ Writers in Schools Coordinator

bios and photos here →

Our Programs (this website)
Lambda Literary Awards
Writers Retreat for Emerging LGBT Voices
LGBT Writers in Schools

Contact Us

Lambda Literary
5482 Wilshire Boulevard #1595
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Phone 323-643-4281