Unabashedly, Gleefully Queer: Sammy at the Lammies!

Tig Notaro! Cynthia Nixon! Jeanette Winterson! Eileen Myles! Taylor Mac! Justin Vivian Bond! The presenters and attendees are a star-studded batch of LGBTQ goodness, suggesting, as the Guardian says, that this award ceremony is “unabashedly, gleefully queer…”

As the day draws near, I confess: what had been a rather lackluster attempt at excitement for the Lambda Literary Awards has blossomed into full-blown SQUEEEE. For reasons unknown, I’m often underwhelmed by my inclusion in really neat things. I suspect this is my lingering doubt/conceit that I am unworthy and that I wouldn’t want to belong to any club that would have me. I am doing my utmost to dismantle this ridiculous Sisyphean self-defeat. Much of my ambitious art-life has been pushing the rock of me up a hill only to be squashed as it rolls back.  Whatever my problem is, TRUNKY (transgender junky) is a great book and deserves all the awards. This is just #TRUTH.

Enough about my humanity! LAMMIES!

Before the Lambda Literary Awards, don’t forget: I’ll be reading from TRUNKY at Bluestockings, 172 Allen Street, New York, NY 10002, June 10th at 7p.  Bluestockings is

…a volunteer-powered and collectively-owned radical bookstore, fair trade cafe, and activist center in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. We carry over 6,000 titles on topics such as feminism, queer and gender studies, global capitalism, climate & environment, political theory, police and prisons, race and black studies, radical education, plus many more…

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