LGBTQ Nation
June 5, 2013

The winners of the 25th annual Lambda Literary Awards were announced last night in a sold-out gala ceremony hosted by comedienne Kate Clinton at The Great Hall at Cooper Union. Taking place just after BookExpo America, – the book publishing industry’s largest annual gathering of booksellers, publishers, authors, and readers – the Lambda ceremony brought together almost 500 attendees, sponsors, and celebrities to celebrate excellence in LGBT literature and 25 years of the groundbreaking literary awards. Legendary performer Janis Ian took to the stage at the ceremony, and the VIP After-Party at the New Museum was hosted by super-hot DJ Honey Dijon making a quarter century of the “Lammys” a night to remember. As “mistress” of ceremonies, Clinton, for the second consecutive year, treated the audience to her brand of topical, political comedy that The New York Times has called, “Quick-witted, clear-spoken … a bizarrely logical, seemingly free-associating style of delivery…” Welcoming the members of the audience from out of town, she joked, “There’s fringe on the podium. That’s so gay. They thought of everything.”