Armistead Maupin and Kate Millett to be Honored at 24th Annual Lambda Literary Awards Gala
Comedienne Kate Clinton to Host Ceremony Stellar Line up of Presenters includes Olympia Dukakis & Charles Busch!
Special Performance by Lypsinka / Lady Bunny to DJ VIP After-Party!
The Lambda Literary Foundation is pleased to announce this year’s Pioneer Award recipients: Kate Millett and Armistead Maupin. They will be honored at the 24th Annual Lambda Literary Awards (“Lammys”) ceremony to be hosted by comedienne Kate Clinton on Monday, June 4th in New York City at the CUNY Graduate Center, Proshansky Auditorium (365 Fifth Avenue at 34th Street). Legendary entertainer Lypsinka will give a special performance at the ceremony. The VIP After-Party, immediately following at Slate (54 West 21st Street), will feature celebrity DJ, Lady Bunny. The Lammys brings together over 400 attendees, sponsors, and celebrities to celebrate excellence in LGBT literature, making it the most glamorous LGBT literary event in the country.
Both Millett and Maupin were pioneers in lesbian and gay literature in the 1970s. Millett, a feminist, author, filmmaker, and sculptor, established her voice in second-wave feminism in 1970 with her seminal work Sexual Politics. In 1976 Maupin launched his groundbreaking Tales of the City serial in the San Francisco Chronicle. He is the author of nine novels, including the six-volume Tales of the City series, Maybe the Moon, The Night Listener and, most recently, Michael Tolliver Lives. Three miniseries starring Academy Award-winning Olympia Dukakis and Laura Linney were made from the first three Tales novels. The Night Listener became a feature film starring Robin Williams and Toni Collette. Dr. Eleanor Pam, a pioneer in the Women’s movement and a founding member of NOW, the National Organization of Women, as well as an expert on women and violence, will introduce Millet. Dukakis, who was nominated for an Emmy for her portrayal of Mrs. Anna Madrigal in the miniseries, will introduce Maupin.