Trustee Award

Lambda Literary bestows its Trustee Award on individuals who have broken new ground in the field of LGBT literature, publishing, filmmaking,  journalism, playwriting, etc.

Established in 2013, the Award honors those who, through their achievements and passionate commitment, have contributed to the LGBT literature and arts community in significant and tangible ways: through works of literature, film, and other media or by establishing publishing houses, publications, archives, bookstores, or further institutions.

Trustee Award Recipients

  • Alexander Chee (2019)
  • Roxane Gay (2018)
  • Jeanette Winterson (2017)
  • Hilton Als (2016)
  • John Waters (2015)
  • Alison Bechdel (2014)
  • Augusten Burroughs (2013)