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The Stonewall Awards

Presented by the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgendered Round Table of the American Library Association

Previous to 2003: known as the GLBT Awards

Non-fiction 2002 Barry Werth for The Scarlet Professor: Newton Arvin, A Literary Life Shattered by Scandal | Hardcover | Paperback

Literature 2002 Moises Kaufman and the Tectonic Theatre Project, win the literature award for their play, The Laramie Project | Paperback | DVD

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The Stonewall Awards Gay Lesbian Literature Awards

The GLBTRT is a unit of the American Library Association. The GLBTRT was founded in 1970 as the Task Force on Gay Liberation. They are considered to be the nation's first gay, lesbian & bisexual professional organization.

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgendered Round Table Awards are given to the best books with gay, lesbian, bisexual, and/or transgendered themes. Each year the GLBTRT bestows two book awards: one for literature, one for non-fiction. 

The Inaugural GLBTRT Award was given to Isabel Miller's Patience and Sarah (Paperback still in print!) in 1971. Since then, a total of forty-four books have been honored for exceptional merit relating to the gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgendered experience.

The awards winners receive a plaque and a monetary prize.

Stonewall Awards Winners

Previously called the GLBT Awards


Non-fiction Barry Werth for The Scarlet Professor: Newton Arvin, A Literary Life Shattered by Scandal | Hardcover | Paperback

Literature Moises Kaufman and the Tectonic Theatre Project, win the literature award for their play, The Laramie Project | Paperback | DVD


Non-fiction 2001 Gaylaw: Challenging the Apartheid of the Closet  by William N. Eskridge | Hardcover | Paperback

Literature 2001 Affinity by Sarah Waters | Hardcover | Paperback


My Lesbian Husband: Landscape of a Marriage by Jean Barrie Borich; Nonfiction | Hardcover | Paperback

Po Man's Child: A Novel by Marci Blackman; Literature | Paperback


Stage struck: Theater, AIDS, and the Marketing of Gay America by Sarah Schulman, Nonfiction | Hardcover | Paperback

The Hours by  Michael Cunningham, Literature. The Hours also won the Pulitzer Prize and the PEN/Faulkner awards. | Hardcover | Paperback | Audio Cassette | Audio CD | e-book Microsoft


The Shared Heart: Portraits and Stories Celebrating Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Young People Adam Mastoon; Nonfiction | Hardcover | Paperback

Working Parts: A Novel Lucy Jane Bledsoe; Literature | Paperback


Geography of the Heart: A Memoir by Fenton Johnson, Nonfiction | Hardcover | Paperback

Hood by Emma Donoghue, Literature | Paperback


Virtual Equality: The Mainstreaming of Gay and Lesbian Liberation by Urvashi Vaid, Nonfiction | Paperback

Dream Boy by Jim Grimsley, Literature | Hardcover | Paperback


Skin: Talking About Sex, Class & Literature by Dorothy Allison, Nonfiction | Hardcover | Paperback

Am I Blue?: Coming Out from the Silence by Marion Dane Bauer, Editor, Literature | Hardcover | Paperback


Family Values: Two Moms and Their Son by Phyllis Burke, Nonfiction | Out of Print Books

Stone Butch Blues by Leslie Feinberg, Literature | Out of Print Books


Making History: The Struggle for Gay and Lesbian Equal Rights, 1945-1990 by Eric Marcus, Nonfiction | Out of Print Books

Ceremonies: Prose and Poetry by Essex Hemphill, Literature | Out of Print Books


Odd Girls and Twilight Lovers: A History of Lesbian Life in Twentieth Century America by Lillian Faderman, Nonfiction | Hardcover | Paperback

Halfway Home by Paul Monette, Literature | Out of Print Books


Encyclopedia of Homosexuality; Wayne Dynes, editor, Nonfiction | Out of Print Books   Available -  Encyclopedia of Gay Histories and Cultures | Hardcover

Crime against Nature by Minnie Bruce Pratt, Literature | Out of Print Books

1990  Beginning in 1990, the GLBT Awards were defined by two categories: nonfiction and literature.

In Search of Gay America: Women and Men in a Time of Change by Neil Miller, Nonfiction | Out of Print Books

Eighty-Sixed by David B. Feinberg, Literature | Paperback


The Swimming-Pool Library by Andrew Hollinghurst | Paperback

After Delores by Sarah Schulman | Out of Print Books


A Restricted Country by Joan Nestle | Out of Print Books

And the Band Played On: Politics, People, and the AIDS Epidemic by Randy Schilts | Hardcover | Paperback


The Spirit and the Flesh: Sexual Diversity in American Indian Culture by Walter Williams | Paperback


Sex and Germs: The Politics of AIDS by Candy Patton | Hardcover | Paperback


Another Mother Tongue: Gay Words, Gay Worlds by Judy Grahn | Out of Print Books


Sexual Politics, Sexual Communities: The Making of a Homosexual Minority in the United States, 1940-1970 by John D'Emilio | Paperback


No Award Given


Surpassing the Love of Men: Romantic Friendship and Love Between Women from the Renaissance to the Present by Lillian Faderman | Paperback

Black Lesbians by J. R. Roberts | Out of Print Books

The Celluloid Closet: Homosexuality in the Movies by Vito Russo | Paperback


Christianity, Social Tolerance, and Homosexuality: Gay People in Western Europe from the Beginning of the Christian Era to the Fourteenth Century by John Boswell | Paperback


Now the Volcano by Winston Leyland | Out of Print Books


Now That You Know: A Parent's Guide to Understanding Their Gay and Lesbian Children by Betty Fairchild and Nancy Hayward | Paperback


The New Our Right to Love: A Lesbian Resource Book Ginny Vida; introduction | Paperback


Familiar Faces, Hidden Lives: The Story of Homosexual Men in America Today by Howard Brown | Paperback


No Award Was Given in This Year


Homosexuality: Lesbians and Gay Men in Society, History and Literature by Jonathan Katz, Editor | Out of Print Books


Sex Variant Women in Literature by Jeanette Foster | Paperback


No Award Given


Patience and Sarah by Isabel Miller Paperback

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