The Lambda Literary Awards!

They are basically the Emmys/Oscars/Grammys/Golden Globes for same gender-loving  authors.

Sponsored by the Lambda Literary Foundation, the Lambda Awards seek to honor the best and brightest in the GLBT writing community.

The award ceremony will be held May 27th, 2010 at the School of Visual Arts Theater in New York City.

To buy to tickets for the event click  here.

We  here at Mary will be there in full force.

Look for us on the red carpet! “Larry! Larry Kramer who are you wearing!???”

In addition to the ceremony, the Lambda Literary Foundation has partnered with libraries, bookstores, and festivals across the country to celebrate finalists for the awards. All readings are free and open to the public.

Check out a reading in a city near you :

April 22 – LGBT Center, New York City

Reception at 6:30 pm; Reading at 7:00 pm.

Featuring: Dale Peck, Rakesh Satyal, Rob Byrnes, Frank Anthony Polito, Matt Dean, Christa Orth, Gabriel Rivera, Donal Mosher, David Ciminello, Bobbie Geary, Ana Bozicevic, Julie Abraham, Emma Marie Perez and Douglas A. Martin. Hosted by Don Weise and Antonio Gonzalez.

208 West 13th Street, New York, NY 10014 LGBT Center Website

May 4 – Gerber/Hart Library, Chicago

Reading at 7 pm

Featuring: J.E. Knowles, Kristin Naca, Rob Byrnes and Debbie Gould. Hosted by Judith Markowitz & Karen Sendziak.

1127 West Granville Avenue, Chicago, IL 60660

For more information call 773-381-8030. Gerber/Hart Library Website

May 10 – Skylight Books, Los Angeles

Reading at 7:00 pm.

Featured authors to be announced. Hosted by Noel Alumit and Tony Valenzuela.

1818 N. Vermont, Los Angeles, CA 90027 Skylight Books Website

May 15 – Saints & Sinners Festival, New Orleans

Featuring: Cecila Tan, Rob Byrnes, Carsen Taite, Audrey Beth Stein, G. Winston James, James Magruder, Jill Malone, Emma Marie Perez, J.M. Redmann, Greg Herren. Hosted by Paul Willis.

Check festival schedule for time and location: Saints & Sinners Literary Festival

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