The 30th Annual Lambda Literary Awards ( "Lammys" ) will take place Monday, June 4, in New York City at the NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts.
Edmund White will receive the Visionary Award, and Roxane Gay will be honored with the Trustee Award. Special guest presenters include Alan Cumming, Rebecca Solnit, Juliana Huxtable, Alison Bechdel, Michael Nava and Carmelita Tropicana, among many other film and literary stars.
Also, Lambda Literary will celebrate the nominees and winners of 23 Lammys categories. Among the many nominees are Gay, Nava, Ariel Gore, Mark Zubro, Zoey Leigh Peterson, Jennifer Finney Boylan, Hida Viloria, Janet Mock, Tommy Pico, Eileen Myles, Kenny Fries and Nina Packebush.
As part of Lambda's 30th-anniversary celebration, The Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art is hosting an exhibition of 12 portraits of Lambda Literary Award winners and nominees from the 1980s and 1990s.
Also, Lambda Literary announced that Jeanne Thornton and Mecca Jamilah Sullivan have been named winners of the 2018 Judith A. Markowitz Award for Emerging LGBTQ Writers.
The Judith A. Markowitz Award for Emerging LGBTQ Writers recognizes LGBTQ-identified writers whose work demonstrates their strong potential for promising careers.The judges for this year's prize were authors Cat Fitzpatrick and Manuel Munoz.
The award includes a cash prize of $1,000. Thornton and Sullivan will be recognized as winners of the Markowitz Award at the 30th Annual Lambda Literary Awards ceremony.
See www.lambdaliterary.org/ .