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Editors and contributors celebrate the LGBT Nonfiction Anthology win for “Glitter and Grit: Queer Performance from the Heels on Wheels Femme Galaxy.” | DONNA ACETO

Editors and contributors celebrate the LGBT Nonfiction Anthology win for “Glitter and Grit: Queer Performance from the Heels on Wheels Femme Galaxy.” | DONNA ACETO

PHOTO ESSAY BY DONNA ACETO | At the 28th annual Lambda Literary Award ceremony, held June 6 at NYU’s Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, winners were recognized in 26 categories of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. In addition, special recognition was given to Hilton Als, a staff writer at the New Yorker and author of “White Girls,” and to poet Eileen Myles.

Victor Yates, LGBT Debut Fiction winner for “A Love Like Blood.” | DONNA ACETO

Victor Yates, LGBT Debut Fiction winner for “A Love Like Blood.” | DONNA ACETO

2016 Lambda Literary Award Winners

Lesbian Fiction
Chinelo Okparanta, “Under the Udala Trees”

Gay Fiction
Hasan Namir, “God in Pink”

Bisexual Fiction  
Anna North, “The Life and Death of Sophie Stark”

Bisexual Nonfiction 
Emily Bingham, “Irrepressible: The Jazz Age Life of Henrietta Bingham”

2016 Lambda Literary Awards � Donna F. Aceto

Willy Wilkinson, Transgender Nonfiction winner for “Born on the Edge of Race and Gender.” | DONNA ACETO

Alex Gino, LGBT Children’s/ Young Adult Fiction winner for “George.” | DONNA ACETO

Kate Carroll de Gutes, Lesbian Memoir/ Biography winner for “Objects in the Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear”| DONNA ACETO

Alex Gino, LGBT Children’s/ Young Adult Fiction winner for “George.” | DONNA ACETO

Alex Gino, LGBT Children’s/ Young Adult Fiction winner for “George.” | DONNA ACETO

Transgender Fiction
Roz Kaveney, “Tiny Pieces of Skull, or a Lesson in Manners”

LGBT Debut Fiction
Victor Yates, “A Love Like Blood”

LGBT Nonfiction
Marcia M. Gallo, “‘No One Helped’: Kitty Genovese, New York City, and the Myth of Urban Apathy”

Transgender Nonfiction
Willy Wilkinson, “Born on the Edge of Race and Gender: A Voice for Cultural Competency”

Lesbian Poetry Dawn Lundy Martin, “Life in a Box is a Pretty Life”

2016 Lambda Literary Awards � Donna F. Aceto

Ann Aptake, one of two Lesbian Mystery winners, for “Tarnished Gold.” | DONNA ACETO

Special honoree Hilton Als. | DONNA ACETO

Special honoree Hilton Als. | DONNA ACETO

Gay Poetry (tie)
Nicholas Wong, “Crevasse”

Carl Phillips, “Reconnaissance”

Transgender Poetry
kari edwards, “succubus in my pocket”

Lesbian Mystery (tie)
Victoria Brownworth, “Ordinary Mayhem”

Ann Aptaker, “Tarnished Gold”

Gay Mystery
Marshall Thornton, “Boystown 7: Bloodlines”

Lesbian Memoir/ Biography
Kate Carroll de Gutes, “Objects in the Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear”

Special honoree Eileen Myles reads her poetry. | DONNA ACETO

Special honoree Eileen Myles reads her poetry. | DONNA ACETO

E.K. Weaver, LGBT Graphic Novel winner for "The Less Than Epic Adventures of TJ and Amala." | DONNA ACETO

E.K. Weaver, LGBT Graphic Novel winner for “The Less Than Epic Adventures of TJ and Amala.” | DONNA ACETO

Gay Memoir/ Biography
Langdon Hammer, “James Merrill: Life and Art”

Lesbian Romance
Julie Blair, “Making A Comeback”

Gay Romance
Debbie McGowan, “When Skies Have Fallen”

Lesbian Erotica
Meghan O’Brien, “The Muse”

Gay Erotica
Miodrag Kojadinovic, “Érotiques Suprèmes”

Kitty Genovese Story, Marcia M. Gallo.JPG Marcia M. Gallo, LGBT Nonfiction winner for “‘No One Helped,’” about the Kitty Genovese murder. | DONNA ACETO

Marcia M. Gallo, LGBT Nonfiction winner for “‘No One Helped,’” about the Kitty Genovese murder. | DONNA ACETO

LGBT Anthology — Fiction
Sfé R. Monster (editor) & Taneka Stotts (assistant editor), “Beyond: The Queer Sci-Fi & Fantasy Comic Anthology”

LGBT Anthology — Nonfiction
Damien Luxe, Heather M. Ács & Sabina Ibarrola (editors), “Glitter and Grit: Queer Performance from the Heels on Wheels Femme Galaxy”

LGBT Children’s/ Young Adult
Alex Gino, “George”

LGBT Drama
Tanya Barfield, “Bright Half Life”

Award presenter David Eberdhoff, author of the novel “The Danish Girl.” | DONNA ACETO

Award presenter David Eberdhoff, author of the novel “The Danish Girl.” | DONNA ACETO

LGBT Graphic Novel
E.K. Weaver, “The Less Than Epic Adventures of TJ & Amal”

LGBT SF/F/Horror
Kirsty Logan, “The Gracekeepers”

LGBT Studies
Hiram Pérez, “A Taste for Brown Bodies: Gay Modernity and Cosmopolitan Desire”

The evening’s emcee, comedienne Kate Clinton. | DONNA ACETO

The evening’s emcee, comedienne Kate Clinton. | DONNA ACETO


Editor’s Note: In the print edition and an earlier version of this online story, Kate Carroll de Gutes was misidentified as Alex Gino. Pictures of both awardees now appear above and Gay City News regrets the error.

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