CLAGS to host 17th Annual Lambda Literary Awards

CLAGS is pleased to announce that we
will partner with the Lambda Literary
Foundation to host the 2005 Lambda Literary
Awards Gala on June 2, 2005.
“We are pleased and honored to have the
opportunity to work with CLAGS,” said
Lambda Literary Foundation executive director
Jim Marks. “As the first university-based
research center in the United States dedicated
to the study of historical, cultural, and political
issues of vital concern to lesbian, gay, bisexual,
and transgender individuals and communities,
CLAGS has played a crucial role in creating the
field of LGBT Studies and in fostering
scholarship by and about sexual minorities.
When CLAGS founder Martin Duberman spoke
to Lambda Book Report in 1993, he talked
about how the number of campuses inquiring
on how to set up GLBT course was huge. In
large measure, the flourishing state of
academic courses devoted to LGBT studies is
due to CLAGS’s work as a clearing house and
role model.”
The Lambda Literary Awards are
organized by the nonprofit Lambda Literary
Foundation. The Awards are selected through
a three part process. In the Fall of each year,
publishers and other agents nominate books
for the awards. Following the close of the nomination period (December 17, 2004)
five finalists in each of twenty categories
will be chosen by two ad hoc committees
of LGBT publishing industry professionals
and other experts. The Award recipients
are then selected by panels of judges in
each category.
The Lambda Literary Foundation is
the only national nonprofit organization
dedicated to the recognition, promotion
and publication of gay, lesbian, bisexual
and transgendered writing. The
Foundation publishes the Lambda Book
Report, a monthly GLBT book review
magazine, and The James White Review, a
gay men’s literary quarterly. Additionally,
it organizes the annual Lambda Literary
Awards and an annual writers conference,
the Lambda Literary Festival.
The awards will be presented in the
Harold M. Proshansky auditorium of the
The Graduate Center, CUNY following a
reception in the auditorium’s lobby. To
purchase a ticket for the Gala, contact the
Lambda Literary Foundation at (202) 682-
0952 or visit their website at