Thursday, January 6, 2011

NEWS: Lambda Literary Awards - Most Transgender Titles Ever!

Some fantastic news from the good folks over at the Lambda Literary Society today – it seems 2010 will be a record-breaking year for the Lambda Literary Awards, with the most books ever nominated (509 as of Dec. 31st). More importantly, for the first time in the award's history, enough Transgender titles have been submitted to create separate Fiction and Nonfiction categories.

For those of you partaking of the Gender Identity & Expression Reading Challenge, this might be a good place to start your search for relevant titles (hint, hint).

Here is the complete list of Transgender nominees to-date:

Always Kiss the Corpse on Whidbey Island, by Sandy Frances Duncan & George Szanto
Coming to Life: Poems, by Joy Ladin
Confessions of an Empty Purse, by S. McDonald
Diana Comet and Other Improbable Stories, by Sandra McDonald
The End: Five Queer Kids Save the World, by Nora Olsen
f2m: the boy within, by Hazel Edwards & Ryan Kennedy
Flight of the Jaguar Magician: Tome 1 – The Initiation, a New Queer Mythology, by c. huilo c.
Glamazonia: The Uncanny Super-Tranny, by Justin Hall
Hemorrhaging Slave of an Obese Eunuch, by Tom Bradley
Holding Still for as Long as Possible, by Zoe Whittall
Jumpstart the World, by Catherine Ryan Hyde
La Di Da Di Bloody Da, by Robin Anderson
Sawdust Confessions: The Pleasures Are Guilty as a Diva Disappears from Florida’s Gayest Campground, by William Sievert
Spanking New, by Clifford Henderson
The Woman I Was Born to Be, by Aleshia Brevard

TRANSGENDER – Nonfiction
Assume Nothing, by Rebecca Swan
Assuming a Body: Transgender and Rhetorics of Materiality, by Gayle Salaman
Balancing on the Mechitza: Transgender in Jewish Community, edited by Noach Dzmura
The Color of Sunlight, by Michelle Alexander
Feeling Wrong in Your Own Body: Understanding What It Means to Be Transgender, by Jaime A. Seba
Gender Outlaws: The Next Generation, edited by Kate Bornstein & S. Bear Bergman
Just One of the Guys? Transgender Men and the Persistence of Gender Inequality, by Kristen Schilt
Please Select Your Gender: From the Invention of Hysteria to the Democratizing of Transgenderism, by Patricia Gherovici
Queering Bathrooms: Gender, Sexuality, and the Hygienic Imagination, by Sheila L. Cavanagh
Smashing Stereotypes: What Does It Mean to Be Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or Transgender, by Jamie Seba
The Woman I Was Born to Be, by Aleshia Brevard

Support these wonderful writers and get reading - MasterCard bill be damned, I've definitely got my shopping list ready!

Glamazonia: The Uncanny Super-Tranny  Jumpstart the World  Diana Comet and Other Improbable Stories  La Di Da Di Bloody Da!  Sawdust Confessions: The pleasures are guilty as a diva disappears from Florida's gayest campground  Please Select Your Gender: From the Invention of Hysteria to the Democratizing of Transgenderism

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