• WINNER: Black Like Us edited by Devon Carbado, Dwight McBride and Done Weise (Cleis)
  • Bend Sinister – The Gay Times Book of Disturbing Stories edited by Peter Burton (GMP)
  • Queer Fear II edited by Michael Rowe (Arsenal Pulp)
  • Rebel Yell 2 edited by Jay Quinn (Southern Tier/Harrington Park)
  • Summer Share by Chris Kenry, William J. Mann, Andy Schell and Ben Tyler (Kensington)


  • WINNER: The Man I Might Become edited by Bruce Shenitz (Marlowe & Company)
  • Found Tribe edited by Lawrence Schimel (Sherman Asher)
  • From ACT UP to the WTO edited by Benjamin Shepard and Ronald Hayduk (Verso)
  • GenderQueer edited by Joan Nestle, Riki Wilchins and Claire Howell (Alyson)
  • This Bridge We Call Home edited by Analouise Keating and Gloria Anzaldua (Routledge)


  • WINNER: Surviving Madness by Betty Berzon (University of Wisconsin)
  • Famous Builder by Paul Lisicky (Graywolf)
  • Insurgent Muse by Terry Wolverton (City Lights)
  • The Chelsea Whistle by Michelle Tea (Seal)
  • Wild Animals I Have Known by Kevin Bentley (Green Candy)


  • WINNER: Ridiculous! by David Kaufman (Applause Theatre & Cinema)
  • Gay Revel of the Harlem Renaissance edited by Thomas Wirth (Duke University)
  • Glenway Wescott Personally by Jerry Rosco (University of Wisconsin)
  • Rare and Commonplace Flowers by Carmen L. Oliveira (Rutgers University)
  • Wild Heart by Suzanne Rodriguez (Ecco)

Bridge Builder Award

  • Betty DeGeneres, author of Love, Ellen and Just a Mom

Children’s/Young Adult

  • WINNER: Letters in the Attic by Bonnie Shimko (Academy Chicago Press)
  • Felicia’s Favorite Story by Leslea Newman (Two Lives Publishing)
  • King & King by Linda de Haan and Stern Nijland (Tricycle)
  • Lovers’ Legends: The Gay Greek Myths by Andrew Calimach (Haiduk)
  • The Sissy Duckling by Harvey Fierstein (Simon & Schuster)

Editor’s Choice

  • The World Turned by John D’Emilio (Duke University)


  • WINNER: Best Lesbian Erotica 2003 edited by Tristan Taormino (Cleis)
  • Bedroom Eyes edited by Leslea Newman (Alyson)
  • Best Gay Erotica 2003 edited by Richard Labonte (Cleis)
  • Cocksure by Bob Vickery (Alyson)
  • The Sperm Engine by Stephen Greco (Green Candy)

Gay Men’s Fiction

  • WINNER: At Swim Two Boys by Jamie O’Neill (Scribner)
  • Avoidance by Michael Lowenthal (Graywolf)
  • Boulevard by Jim Grimsley (Alogonquin)
  • Letters to Montgomery Clift by Noel Alumit (MacAdam/Cage)
  • The Martian Child by David Gerrold (Forge)

Gay Men’s Mystery

  • WINNER: The Snow Garden by Christopher Rice (Miramax)
  • Hot Spot by Michael Craft (St. Martin’s)
  • Murder in the Rue Dauphine by Greg Herren (Alyson)
  • The Hired Man by Dorien Grey (GLB)
  • The Lodger by Drew Gummerson (GMP)

Gay Men’s Poetry

  • WINNER: Hazmat by J.D. McClatchy (Alfred A. Knopf)
  • The Christmas Poems by Krandall Kraus (AttaGirl)
  • Landscape with Human Figure by Rafael Campo (Duke University)
  • Ten Tongues by Reginald Harris (Three Conditions)
  • Theory of Devolution by David Groff (University of Illinois)


  • WINNER: Skipping Toward Gomorrah by Dan Savage (Dutton)
  • Gaydar by Donald F. Reuter (Crown)
  • Is It a Date or Just Coffee? by Mo Brownsey (Alyson)
  • Screening Party by Dennis Hensley (Alyson)
  • The Big Book of Lesbian Horse Stories by Alisa Surkis and Monica Nolan (Kenisngton)

Lesbian Fiction

  • WINNER: Fingersmith by Sarah Waters (Riverhead)
  • Lucky in the Corner by Carol Anshaw (Houghton Mifflin)
  • Godspeed by Lynn Breedlove (St. Martin’s)
  • Stay by Nicola Griffith (Doubleday)
  • This Place Called Absence by Lydia Kwa (Kensington)

Lesbian Mystery

  • WINNER: Good Bad Woman by Elizabeth Woodcraft (Kensington)
  • WINNER: Immaculate Midnight by Ellen Hart (St. Martin’s)
  • Accidental Murder by Claire McNab (Bella)
  • Death by Prophecy by Lauren Maddison (Alyson)
  • The Weeping Buddha by Heather Dune Macadam (Akashic)

Lesbian Poetry

  • WINNER: Mules of Love by Ellen Bass (BOA Editions)
  • Body Language by C.C. Carter (Kings Crossing)
  • Passing by Eloise Klein Healy (Red Hen)
  • Red by Melanie Braverman (Perugia)
  • Unraveling at the Name by Jenny Factor (Copper Canyon)

LGBT Studies

  • WINNER: Sex-Crime Panic by Neil Miller (Alyson)
  • From Identity to Politics by Craig Rimmerman (Temple University)
  • Love in a Dark Time by Colm Toibin (Scribner)
  • Queering India edited by Ruth Vanita (Routledge)
  • Soul Beneath the Skin by David Nimmons (St. Martin’s)

Pioneer Award

  • Barbara Grier, Naiad Press
  • Judy Shepard, The Matthew Shepard Foundation


  • WINNER: The Winter of Our Discoteque by Andrew W.M. Beierle (Kensington)
  • Boyfriend Material by Jon Jeffrey (Kensington)
  • Different People by Orland Outland (Alyson)
  • Nora and Liz by Nancy Garden (Bella)
  • She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not by Leslea Newman (Alyson)

Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror

  • WINNER: Queer Fear II edited by Michael Rowe (Arsenal Pulp)
  • Daughters of an Amber Noon by Katherine V. Forrest (Alyson)
  • Seeds of Fire by Karin Kallmaker writing as Laura Adams (Bella)
  • The Devil Inside by Randy Boyd (West Beach)
  • Wired Hard 3 edited by Cecilia Tan (Circlet)

Small Press

  • Kings Crossing Publishing, Robin G. White, Sha Mendon


  • WINNER: Courage to Love by Geoffrey Duncan (Pilgrim)
  • Found Tribe edited by Lawrence Schimel (Sherman Asher)
  • Lovers’ Legends: The Gay Greek Myths by Andrew Calimach (Haiduk)
  • Queer Jews edited by David Scneer and Caryn Aviv (Routledge)
  • Queering Christ by Robert E. Goss (Pilgrim)


  • WINNER: Dress Codes by Noelle Howey (Picador)
  • Brazen Femme edited by Chloe Brushwood Rose and Anna Camilleri (Arsenal Pulp)
  • GenderQueer edited by Joan Nestle, Riki Wilchins and Claire Howell (Alyson)
  • Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides (FS&G)
  • Some of the Parts by T Cooper (Akashic)

Visual Arts

  • WINNER: A Hidden Love by Dominique Fernandez (Prestel)
  • On the Couch – Volume One by Tom Bianchi (Bruno Gmunder Verlag)
  • Out/Lines by Thomas Waugh (Arsenal Pulp)
  • Outlaw Representation by Richard Meyer (Oxford University)
  • Paul Cadmus: The Male Nude by Justin Spring (Universe)

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