The 26th Annual Lambda Literary Awards will be presented on Monday June 2nd in NYC at The Great Hall at Cooper Union honoring the best in LGBT literature. Alison Bechdel will receive the Foundation’s Trustee Award for Excellence in Literature & Kate Bornstein will receive the Pioneer Award. Tony Valenzuela, Executive Director of Lambda stated, “This year’s special honorees, Alison Bechdel & Kate Bornstein, are groundbreaking writers, artists & LGBT advocates. We are privileged to celebrate their tremendous contributions at this year’s Lammy Awards.” Bechdel & Bornstein will be honored along with the winning authors of 24 separate LGBT literary categories as determined by over 90 judges. The Lammys bring together over 450 attendees, sponsors & celebrities to celebrate excellence in LGBT literature, making it the most glamorous & prestigious LGBT literary event in the world. The awards will be hosted for the third year in a row by comedienne Kate Clinton.
Clinton is a Lambda Medal Previous Lammy finalist & 2010 Pioneer Award recipient. She returns to reprise her role as master of ceremonies with her signature brand of topical, political comedy. Clinton will share the stage with a glittering line up of awards presenters who hail from the worlds of literature, theatre, politics, film, adult entertainment & television including Masha Gessen, A.M. Homes, David Mixner, Seth Rudetsky, Ira Silverberg & Urvashi Vaid. A VIP After-Party presented by Scholastic will immediately follow the ceremony. There will also be a special performance by
Justin Vivian Bond.
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