Posted on 06/05/2018 at 10:57 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
The “Lammys” are given out by Lambda Literary, the nation’s leading organization advancing lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer literature.
Comedian Kate Clinton hosted the 30th annual event on Monday night in New York City.
Gay, who received the Trustee Award, is the author of three bestsellers — Bad Feminist, Difficult Women, and Hunger — among other books.
Her work has also appeared in The New York Times, and she is currently working on television and film projects.
White, who received the Visionary Award, is known both for his writing (novels, memoirs, and essays) and his cultural criticism.
Among his best-known works are the travelogue States of Desire: Travels in Gay America and The Joy of Gay Sex: An Intimate Guide for Gay Men to the Pleasures of a Gay Life.
Other winners of the night included Carmen Maria Machado, John Rechy, Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, Barbara Browning, Bogi Takács, and more.