Last night, the queer literati turned up at NYU's Skirball Center for the Performing Arts for the 28th annual Lambda Literary Awards, celebrating the best in LGBT literature. Comedian Kate Clinton served as host.
Actress and noted fashionista Tavi Gevinson presented Hilton Als, whose White Girls should be required reading for everyone, with the Trustee Award for Excellence in Literature. "Powerful feelings rise up in me as I stand before you," Als said. "Other people are my art."
Native poet Natalie Diaz introduced the prodigious poet and author Eileen Myles, who received Lambda's Pioneer Award. In accepting her award, Myles said, "I go forward with confidence."
Check out the entire list of winners from the ceremony last night below:
28th Annual Lambda Literary Award Winners
Lesbian Fiction Under the Udala Trees, Chinelo Okparanta
Gay Fiction God in Pink, Hasan Namir
Bisexual Fiction The Life and Death of Sophie Stark, Anna North
Bisexual Nonfiction Irrepressible: The Jazz Age Life of Henrietta Bingham, Emily Bingham
Transgender Fiction Tiny Pieces of Skull, or a Lesson in Manners, Roz Kaveney
LGBT Debut Fiction A Love Like Blood, Victor Yates
LGBT Nonfiction "No One Helped": Kitty Genovese, New York City, and the Myth of Urban Apathy, Marcia M. Gallo
Transgender Nonfiction Born on the Edge of Race and Gender: A Voice for Cultural Competency, Willy Wilkinson
Lesbian Poetry Life in a Box is a Pretty Life, Dawn Lundy Martin
Gay Poetry (TIE) Crevasse, Nicholas Wong Reconnaissance, Carl Phillips
Transgender Poetry succubus in my pocket, kari edwards
Lesbian Mystery (TIE) Ordinary Mayhem, Victoria Brownworth Tarnished Gold, Ann Aptaker