Lambda Literary Awards Celebrates Excellence Among LGBTQ Writers

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The 30th annual Lambda Literary Awards (aka the Lammys) will take place June 4 at the NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts in New York City. This year, the nation’s oldest and largest LGBT literary arts organization, Lambda Literary, received over 1,000 submissions from over 300 publishers — mainstream and independent, old and new.

Last year’s event was hosted by Justin Vivian Bond and featured appearances by comedian Tig Notaro, now-gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon, and many respected figures from the world of literature. Over the course of its 30 years, the Lammys have honored such artists as Alison Bechdel (Fun Home), John Berendy (Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil), John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask (Hedwig and the Angry Inch), David Evershoff (The Danish Girl) and André Aciman (Call Me By your Name). 2018 Lammys will be given in categories from Gay Mystery to Lesbian Poetry to Transgender Nonfiction. For tickets, visit

Last modified: May 30, 2018