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Winners of Prestigious LGBT Literary Awards Announced

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The winners of one of the nation's most prestigious LGBT book awards, the Lambda Literary Awards ("Lammys"), were announced June 1. In their 27th year, the Lammys were founded by the Lambda Literary Foundation to award books that explore LGBT themes.

The New York award ceremony was attended by LGBT and feminist icons Gloria Steinem and John Waters, who described the awards as the "Imperial margarine of queer royalty" after receiving the Trustee Award for Excellence in Literature.


Here are the winners:

Bisexual Fiction:
Give It to Me, Ana Castillo

Bisexual Nonfiction:
Fire Shut Up In My Bones, Charles M. Blow

Gay Erotica:
The King, Tiffany Reisz

Gay General Fiction:
I Loved You More, Tom Spanbauer

Gay Memoir/Biography:
The Prince of Los Cocuyos, Richard Blanco
Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh, John Lahr

Gay Mystery:
Blackmail, My Love: A Murder Mystery, Katie Gilmartin

Gay Poetry:
[insert] boy, Danez Smith

Gay Romance:
Salvation: A Novel of the Civil War, Jeff Mann

Lesbian Erotica:
Lesbian Sex Bible, Diana Cage

Lesbian General Fiction:
Yabo, Alexis De Veaux

Lesbian Memoir/Biography:
Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around: Forty Years of Movement Building with Barbara Smith, Alethia Jones and Virginia Eubanks, with Barbara Smith

Lesbian Mystery:
The Old Deep and Dark-A Jane Lawless Mystery, Ellen Hart

Lesbian Poetry:
Mysterious Acts by My People, Valerie Wetlaufer

Lesbian Romance:
The Farmer's Daughter, Robbi McCoy

LGBT Anthology:
Understanding and Teaching US Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender History, Leila J. Rupp and Susan K. Freeman

LGBT Children's/Young Adult
Five, Six, Seven, Nate!, Tim Federle

LGBT Debut:
The Walk-In Closet, Abdi Nazemian

LGBT Drama:
Bootycandy, Robert O'Hara, Samuel French

LGBT Graphic Novels:
Second Avenue Caper, Joyce Brabner, art by Mark Zingarelli

LGBT Nonfiction:
Hold Tight Gently: Michael Callen, Essex Hemphill, and the Battlefield of AIDS, Martin Duberman

LGBT SF/F/Horror:
Bitter Waters, Chaz Brenchley

LGBT Studies:
Delectable Negro: Human Consumption and Homoeroticism within US Slave Culture, Vincent Woodard, ed. Justin A. Joyce and Dwight McBride

Transgender Fiction:
A Safe Girl to Love, Casey Plett

Transgender Nonfiction:
Man Alive: A True Story of Violence, Forgiveness and Becoming a Man, Thomas Page McBee