2012 Writers Retreat for Emerging LGBT Voices

The Lambda Literary Foundation is proud to announce details for the 2012 Writers Retreat for Emerging LGBT Voices, the only queer writers residency in the world. The Retreat will be held July 28 – August 4, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. Apply today!… read more

Best Books 2011: Authors' Choice

Lambda Literary queried a cadre of authors (Edmund White, Susan Stinson, Jewelle Gomez, Dennis Cooper, Kelli Dunham, and many more) to answer the question: what was your favorite LGBTQ book of 2011?… read more

Young Adult: Under the Influence of Books

We at Lambda Literary asked a bunch of our favorite queer and allied authors, filmmakers and artists (Bruce LaBruce, Susan Miller, Simon Doonan, Lucy Jane Bledsoe, and many more) to answer the question: when you were younger, what was your favorite YA novel? And why?… read more

Cris Beam: Balancing the Artful and the Representational

“I think that whenever you’re writing a book about a community or an idea that is widely misunderstood you are always balancing on this precipice between art, education, loyalty to the community and a feeling of responsibility to treat the topic very carefully.” Cris Beam’s new novel I Am J (Little, Brown Books) offers an in… read more

'I Am J' by Cris Beam

What happens when you identify as an adolescent male on the inside, but the outside world—including your conventional Puerto Rican and Jewish parents, your classmates and sometimes even your best friend— see you as female? Author Cris Beam was “inspired to write I am J more than ten years ago while researching her first book,… read more

23 Highly Anticipated* Books of 2011

AWP 2011 was abuzz with old friends and new friends alike. In between the lectures, panels, readings, and receptions we compiled this list of new and forthcoming books that authors, publishers, editors and readers are already buzzing about. What books are you most excited about? Let us know in the comments section below…. read more

Trans Teens & Drag Queens

A Look at Gender in YA Fiction I’ve always been interested in gender and how it intersects with sexuality.  It’s something almost everyone in the GLBT community deals with on a daily basis, whether we think about it or not.  From the effeminate gay boys and butch lesbians who don’t fit into the gender norms,… read more

Journey Down the Rainbow

When I was first asked to write about GLBT topics in Young Adult fiction for Lambda, I was thrilled.  I love YA fiction, and books with queer themes or characters have always appealed to me.  I’d been an editor with Little, Brown Books for Young Readers for over 3 years, and being currently unemployed, this… read more