Stonewall Book Award

The Stonewall Book Award is a set of three literary awards that annually recognize "exceptional merit relating to the gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender experience" in English-language books published in the U.S.[1] They are sponsored by the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT) of the American Library Association (ALA) and have been part of the American Library Association awards program, now termed ALA Book, Print & Media Awards, since 1986 as the single Gay Book Award.[4][5]

Stonewall Book Award
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Awarded for"exceptional merit relating to the gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender experience"
CountryUnited States
Presented bythe Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT) of the American Library Association (ALA)
First awarded1971
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The three award categories are fiction and nonfiction in books for adults, distinguished in 1990, and books for children or young adults, from 2010. The awards are named for Barbara Gittings, Israel Fishman, and (jointly) Mike Morgan and Larry Romans. In full they are the Stonewall Book Award-Barbara Gittings Literature Award, the Stonewall Book Award-Israel Fishman Non-Fiction Award, and the Stonewall Book Awards – Mike Morgan & Larry Romans Children's & Young Adult Literature Award.[1]

Finalists have been designated from 1990, and termed "Honor Books" from 2001.[6] Currently a panel of librarians selects five finalists in each award category and subsequently selects one winner.[4] The winners are announced in January and each receives a plaque and $1000 cash prize during the ALA Annual Conference in June or July.[1] Winners are expected to attend and to give acceptance speeches.[2]

The ALA solicits book suggestions each to be accompanied by a brief statement in favor of the book.[1] Those are recommendations or "applications" to the Awards Committee from the public by email, which are not accepted from publishers, agents, authors, and others with vested interests.[2]

Eligible books should be original works published in the U.S. during the preceding year, including "substantially changed new editions" and "English-language translations of foreign-language books".[2]


The Gay Book Award was inaugurated in 1971, recognizing Patience and Sarah, a historical novel by Alma Routsong (writing as Isabel Miller), which had been self-published by Routsong in 1969. Originally it was a "grassroots acknowledgment" of GLBT publishing and there was "only a handful" of books to consider annually. By 1995 there were more than 800.[4]

In 2002 the awards, then two, were jointly named after the site of the 1969 Stonewall riots.[4]

Award name and categories
  • 1971-1986 Gay Book Award
  • 1987-1989 Gay and Lesbian Book Award
  • 1990-1993 Gay and Lesbian Book Award (nonfiction and literature categories)
  • 1994-1998 Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Book Award (nonfiction and literature)
  • 1999-2001 Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Book Award (nonfiction and literature)
  • 2002–2010 Stonewall Book Award-Barbara Gittings Literature Award and the Stonewall Book Award-Israel Fishman Non-Fiction Award.[1]
  • 2010–present Stonewall Book Award-Barbara Gittings Literature Award, the Stonewall Book Award-Israel Fishman Non-Fiction Award, and the Stonewall Book Award-Mike Morgan and Larry Romans Children's & Young Adult Literature Award.

From 1986 the Gay Book Award and its descendants have been part of the American Library Association awards program, now termed ALA Book, Print & Media Awards.[4][5]


Stonewall Book Awards Winners [7]
Year Category Recipient Title Citation
1971 Isabel Miller Patience and Sarah Winner
1972 Peter Fisher The Gay Mystique: The Myth and Reality of Male Homosexuality Winner
1972 Del Martin and Phyllis Lyon Lesbian/Woman Winner
1973 No award given No award given None
1974 Jeannette Howard Foster Sex Variant Women in Literature: A Historical and Quantitative Survey Winner
1975 Jonathan Ned Katz (ed.) Homosexuality: Lesbians and Gay Men in Society, History, and Literature Winner
1976 No award given No award given None
1977 Howard Brown Familiar Faces, Hidden Lives: The Story of Homosexual Men in America Today Winner
1978 Ginny Vida (ed.) Our Right to Love: A Lesbian Resource Book Winner
1979 Betty Fairchild and Nancy Hayward Now That You Know: What Every Parent Should Know About Homosexuality Winner
1980 Winston Leyland (ed.) Now the Volcano: An Anthology of Latin American Gay Literature Winner
1981 John Boswell Christianity, Social Tolerance, and Homosexuality: Gay People in Western Europe from the Beginning of the Christian Era to the Fourteenth Century Winner
1982 Lillian Faderman Surpassing the Love of Men: Romantic Friendship and Love Between Women from the Renaissance to the Present Winner
1982 J.R. Roberts Black Lesbians: An Annotated Bibliography Winner
1982 Vito Russo The Celluloid Closet: Homosexuality in the Movies Winner
1983 No award given No award given None
1984 John D'Emilio Sexual Politics, Sexual Communities: The Making of a Homosexual Minority in the United States, 1940-1970 Winner
1985 Judy Grahn Another Mother Tongue: Gay Words, Gay Worlds Winner
1986 Cindy Patton Sex and Germs: The Politics of AIDS Winner
1987 Walter Williams The Spirit and the Flesh: Sexual Diversity in American Indian Culture Winner
1988 Joan Nestle A Restricted Country Winner
1988 Randy Shilts And the Band Played On: Politics, People, and the AIDS Epidemic Winner
1989Alan HollinghurstThe Swimming Pool LibraryWinner
1989 Sarah Schulman After Delores Winner
1990 Non-fiction Neil Miller In Search of Gay America: Women and Men in a Time of Change Winner
1990 Non-fiction Susan and Daniel Cohen When Someone You Know is Gay Finalist
1990 Non-fiction Martin Duberman, Martha Vicinus, and George Chauncey, Jr. (eds.) Hidden from History: Reclaiming the Gay and Lesbian Past Finalist
1990 Non-fiction Lesbian History Group Not a Passing Phase: Reclaiming Lesbians in History 1840-1985 Finalist
1990 Non-fiction John Preston (ed.) Personal Dispatches: Writers Confront AIDS Finalist
1990 Literature David B. Feinberg Eighty-Sixed Winner
1990 Literature Christopher Bram In Memory of Angel Clare Finalist
1990 Literature Edith Konecky A Place at the Table Finalist
1990 Literature David Leavitt Equal Affections Finalist
1990 Literature Carolyn Weathers and Jenny Wrenn (eds.) In a Different Light: An Anthology of Lesbian Writers Finalist
1991 Non-fiction Wayne Dynes (ed.) Encyclopedia of Homosexuality Winner
1991 Non-fiction Allan Berube Coming Out under Fire: The History of Gay Men and Women in World War Two Finalist
1991 Non-fiction Cal Gough and Ellen Greenblatt (eds.) Gay and Lesbian Library Service Finalist
1991 Non-fiction Bret Hinch Passions of the Cut Sleeve: The Male Homosexual Tradition in China Finalist
1991 Non-fiction Mary Ann Humphrey My Country, My Right to Serve: Experiences of Gay Men and Women in the Military, World War II to the Present Finalist
1991 Non-fiction Janice E. Rench Understanding Sexual Identity: A Book for Gay Teens and Their Friends Finalist
1991 Non-fiction Stuart Timmons The Trouble with Harry Hay: Founder of the Modern Gay Movement Finalist
1991 Non-fiction Bonnie Zimmerman The Safe Sea of Women: Lesbian Fiction 1969-1989 Finalist
1991 Literature Minnie Bruce Pratt Crime against Nature Winner
1991 Literature Michael Cunningham A Home at the End of the World Finalist
1991 Literature John Gilgun Music I Never Dreamed of Finalist
1991 Literature David Leavitt A Place I've Never Been Finalist
1991 Literature Paula Martinac Out of Time Finalist
1991 Literature Matthew Stadler Landscape: Memory Finalist
1992 Non-fiction Lillian Faderman Odd Girls and Twilight Lovers: A History of Lesbian Life in Twentieth-Century America Winner
1992 Non-fiction Sandra Butler and Barbara Rosenblum Cancer in Two Voices Finalist
1992 Non-fiction Gary David Comstock Violence against Lesbians and Gay Men Finalist
1992 Non-fiction Martin Duberman Cures: A Gay Man's Odyssey Finalist
1992 Non-fiction Will Roscoe The Zuni Man-Woman Finalist
1992 Non-fiction Lindsy Van Gelder and Pamela Robin Brandt Are You Two ...Together?: A Gay and Lesbian Travel Guide to Europe Finalist
1992 Literature Paul Monette Halfway Home Winner
1992 Literature Sara Levi Calderon The Two Mujeres Finalist
1992 Literature Essex Hemphill (ed.) Brother to Brother: New Writings by Black Gay Men Finalist
1992 Literature Karen Lee Osborne (ed.) Hawkwings Finalist
1992 Literature Jacquelyn Holt Park A Stone Gone Mad Finalist
1992 Literature Adrienne Rich An Atlas of the Difficult World: Poems 1988-1991 Finalist
1992 Literature Assoto Saint (ed.) The Road Before Us: 100 Gay Black Poets Finalist
1992 Literature Makeda Silvera (ed.) Piece of My Heart: A Lesbian of Colour Anthology Finalist
1992 Literature Tom Spanbauer (ed.) The Man Who Fell in Love with the Moon Finalist
1993 Non-fiction Eric Marcus Making History: The Struggle for Gay and Lesbian Equal Rights, 1945-1990 Winner
1993 Non-fiction Betty Berzon Positively Gay: New Approaches to Lesbian and Gay Life Finalist
1993 Non-fiction Jeanne DuPrau The Earth House Finalist
1993 Non-fiction Paul Monette Becoming a Man: Half a Life Story Finalist
1993 Non-fiction Rictor Norton Mother Clap's Molly House: The Gay Subculture in England, 1700-1830 Finalist
1993 Non-fiction John Preston (ed.) A Member of the Family: Gay Men Write about Their Families Finalist
1993 Literature Essex Hemphill Ceremonies: Prose and Poetry Winner
1993 Literature Christopher Bram Almost History Finalist
1993 Literature Stephen McCauley The Easy Way Out Finalist
1993 Literature Karen Kringle Vital Ties Finalist
1993 Literature Jeanette Winterson Written on the Body Finalist
1994 Non-fiction Phyllis Burke Family Values: Two Moms and Their Son Winner
1994 Non-fiction Martin Duberman Stonewall Finalist
1994 Non-fiction Julia Penelope and Susan J. Wolfe (eds.) Lesbian Culture: An Anthology Finalist
1994 Non-fiction April Martin The Lesbian and Gay Parenting Handbook: Creating and Raising Our Families Finalist
1994 Non-fiction William B. Rubenstein Lesbians, Gay Men and the Law Finalist
1994 Literature Leslie Feinberg Stone Butch Blues Winner
1994 Literature Claudia Allen She's Always Liked the Girls Best Finalist
1994 Literature Fenton Johnson Scissors, Paper, Rock Finalist
1994 Literature Cherrie Moraga The Last Generation Finalist
1994 Literature Bennett L. Singer (ed.) Growing up Gay: A Literary Anthology Finalist
1995 Non-fiction Dorothy Allison Skin: Talking About Sex, Class And Literature Winner
1995 Non-fiction Philip Sherman and Samuel Bernstein Uncommon Heroes: A Celebration of Heroes and Role Models for Gay and Lesbian Americans Winner
1995 Non-fiction George Chauncey Gay New York: Gender, Urban Culture, and the Makings of the Gay Male World, 1890-1940 Finalist
1995 Non-fiction Raymond Murray Images in the Dark: An Encyclopedia of Gay and Lesbian Film and Video Finalist
1995 Non-fiction Joan Nestle and John Preston (eds.) Sister and Brother: Lesbians and Gay Men Write about Their Lives Together Finalist
1995 Literature Marion Dane Bauer Am I Blue?: Coming Out from the Silence Winner
1995 Literature Rafael Campo The Other Man Was Me: A Voyage to the New World Finalist
1995 Literature Lillian Faderman (ed.) Chloe Plus Olivia: An Anthology of Lesbian and Bisexual Literature from the Seventeenth Century to the Present Finalist
1995 Literature Ellen Galford The Dyke and Dybbuk: A Novel Finalist
1995 Literature Marilyn Hacker Winter Numbers: Poems Finalist
1996 Non-fiction Urvashi Vaid Virtual Equality: The Mainstreaming of Gay and Lesbian Liberation Winner
1996 Non-fiction Linnea Due Joining the Tribe: Growing Up Gay & Lesbian in the '90s Finalist
1996 Non-fiction Jonathan Ned Katz The Invention of Heterosexuality Finalist
1996 Non-fiction Minnie Bruce Pratt S/HE Finalist
1996 Non-fiction Claude J. Summers (ed.) The Gay and Lesbian Literary Heritage Finalist
1996Literature Jim GrimsleyDream BoyWinner
1996 Literature Dorothy Allison Two or Three Things I Know for Sure Finalist
1996 Literature Francesca Lia Block Baby Be-Bop Finalist
1996 Literature Howard Cruse Stuck Rubber Baby Finalist
1996 Literature Reynolds Price The Promise of Rest Finalist
1997 Non-fiction Fenton Johnson Geography of the Heart: A Memoir Winner
1997 Non-fiction Edward Alwood Straight News: Gays, Lesbians and the News Media Finalist
1997 Non-fiction Ellen Bass and Kate Kaufman Free Your Mind: The Book for Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Youth -- and Their Allies Finalist
1997 Non-fiction Mark Doty Heaven's Coast: A Memoir Finalist
1997 Non-fiction David Tuller Cracks in the Iron Closet: Travels in Gay and Lesbian Russia Finalist
1997 Literature Emma Donoghue Hood Winner
1997 Literature Andrew Holleran The Beauty of Men Finalist
1997 Literature Shyam Selvadurai Funny Boy Finalist
1997 Literature Sarah Van Arsdale Toward Amnesia Finalist
1997 Literature Terry Wolverton Bailey's Beads Finalist
1998 Non-fiction Adam Mastoon The Shared Heart: Portraits and Stories Celebrating Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Young People Winner
1998 Non-fiction Amy Hoffman Hospital Time Finalist
1998 Non-fiction Susan Raffo Queerly Classed Finalist
1998 Non-fiction James T. Sears Lonely Hunters: An Oral History of Lesbian and Gay Southern Life, 1948-1968 Finalist
1998 Non-fiction Arlene Stein Sex and Sensibility: Stories of a Lesbian Generation Finalist
1998Literature Lucy Jane BledsoeWorking Parts: A NovelWinner
1998 Literature Persimmon Blackbridge Prozac Highway: A Novel Finalist
1998 Literature Elana Dykewomon Beyond the Pale: A Novel Finalist
1998 Literature Scott Heim In Awe Finalist
1998 Literature Judith Katz The Escape Artist: A Novel Finalist
1999 Non-fiction Sarah Schulman Stagestruck: Theater, AIDS, and the Marketing of Gay America Winner
1999 Non-fiction Pat Griffin Strong Women, Deep Closets: Lesbians and Homophobia in Sport Finalist
1999 Non-fiction John Loughery The Other Side of Silence: Men's Lives and Gay Identities, a Twentieth Century History Finalist
1999 Non-fiction Joan Nestle A Fragile Union: New & Selected Writings Finalist
1999 Non-fiction Barbara Smith The Truth That Never Hurts: Writings on Race, Gender, and Freedom Finalist
1999 Literature Michael Cunningham The Hours Winner
1999 Literature Nicola Griffith and Stephen Pagel Science Fiction Finalist
1999 Literature Carol Guess Switch Finalist
1999 Literature Mark Merlis An Arrow's Flight Finalist
1999 Literature Pamela Sneed Imagine Being More Afraid of Freedom Than Slavery: Poems Finalist
2000 Non-fiction Barrie Jean Borich My Lesbian Husband: Landscape of a Marriage Winner
2000 Non-fiction John-Manuel Andriote Victory Deferred: How AIDS Changed Gay Life in America Finalist
2000 Non-fiction Bruce Bagemihl Biological Exuberance: Animal Homosexuality and Natural Diversity Finalist
2000 Non-fiction Mark Doty Firebird: A Memoir Finalist
2000 Non-fiction Leslie Stainton Lorca: A Dream of Life Finalist
2000 Literature Marci Blackman Po Man's Child: A Novel Winner
2000 Literature Jim Grimsley Comfort & Joy: A Novel Finalist
2000 Literature Robin Lippincott Mr. Dalloway: A Novella Finalist
2000 Literature Paul Lisicky Lawnboy Finalist
2000 Literature Marvin K. White Last Rights: Poems Finalist
2001 Non-fiction William N. Eskridge Gaylaw: Challenging the Apartheid of the Closet Winner
2001 Non-fiction Frances Ann Day Lesbian and Gay Voices: An Annotated Bibliography and Guide to Literature for Children and Young Adults Honor
2001 Non-fiction Beth Loffreda Losing Matt Shepard: Life and Politics in the Aftermath of Anti-gay Murder Honor
2001 Non-fiction William Murray Janet, My Mother, and Me: A Memoir of Growing Up with Janet Flanner and Natalia Danesi Murray Honor
2001 Non-fiction Judd Winick Pedro and Me: Friendship, Loss, and What I Learned Honor
2001 Literature Sarah Waters Affinity Winner
2001 Literature Michael Downing Breakfast with Scot: A Novel Honor
2001 Literature David Ebershoff The Danish Girl: A Novel Honor
2001 Literature Michael Lassell and Elena Georgiou (eds.) The World in Us: Lesbian and Gay Poetry of the Next Wave: An Anthology Honor
2001 Literature Armistead Maupin The Night Listener: A Novel Honor
2002 Non-fiction Barry Werth The Scarlet Professor: Newton Arvin, a Literary Life Shattered by Scandal Winner
2002 Non-fiction Louise A. Blum You're Not from Around Here, Are You? A Lesbian in Small-Town America Honor
2002 Non-fiction Joyce Murdoch and Deb Price Courting Justice: Gay Men and Lesbians v. the Supreme Court Honor
2002 Non-fiction Kirk Read How I Learned to Snap: A Small-Town Coming-Out and Coming-of-Age Story Honor
2002 Non-fiction Arlene Stein The Stranger Next Door: The Story of a Small Community's Battle over Sex, Faith, and Civil Rights Honor
2002 Non-fiction Edmund White with The Estate Project for Artists with AIDS (eds.) Loss within Loss: Artists in the Age of AIDS Honor
2002 Literature Moisés Kaufman and Tectonic Theatre Project The Laramie Project Winner
2002 Literature Sylvia Brownrigg Pages for You Honor
2002 Literature Bernard Cooper Guess Again: Short Stories Honor
2002 Literature John Sam Jones Welsh Boys Too Honor
2002 Literature JT LeRoy The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things Honor
2003 Non-fiction Joanne Meyerowitz How Sex Changed: a History of Transsexuality in the United States Winner
2003 Non-fiction Noelle Howey Dress Codes: of three girlhoods-- My Mothers, My Father's and Mine Honor
2003 Non-fiction Neil Miller Sex Crime Panic: A Journey to the Paranoid Heart of the 1950s Honor
2003 Non-fiction Carmen L. Oliveria, translated by Niel K. Besner Rare and Commonplace Flowers: The Story of Elizabeth Bishop and Lota de Macedo Soares Honor
2003 Non-fiction Jerry Roscoe Glenway Wescott Personally: A Biography Honor
2003 Literature Noel Alumit Letters to Montgomery Clift : a Novel Winner
2003 Literature Jeffrey Eugenides Middlesex Honor
2003 Literature Ronald Frame Lantern Bearers: Novel Honor
2003 Literature Jamie O'Neill At Swim, Two Boys Honor
2003 Literature Sarah Waters Fingersmith Honor
2004 Non-fiction John D'Emilio Lost Prophet: The Life and Times of Bayard Rustin Winner
2004 Non-fiction Andrew Wilson Beautiful Shadow: A Life of Patricia Highsmith Honor
2004 Non-fiction Vern L. Bullough (ed.) Before Stonewall: Activists for Gay and Lesbian Rights in Historical Context Honor
2004 Non-fiction Lois W. Banner Intertwined Lives: Margaret Mead,Ruth Benedict, and their Circle Honor
2004 Non-fiction David Kaufman Ridiculous!: The Theatrical Life and Times of Charles Ludlam Honor
2004 Literature Monique Truong The Book of Salt Winner
2004 Literature Louise Welsh Cutting Room Honor
2004 Literature Julie Anne Peters Keeping You a Secret Honor
2004 Literature Christopher Bram Lives of the Circus Animals: a Novel Honor
2004 Literature Nina Revoyr Southland Honor
2005 Non-fiction Joan Roughgarden Evolution's Rainbow: Diversity, Gender, and Sexuality in Nature and in People Winner
2005 Non-fiction Patrick Moore Beyond Shame: Reclaiming the Abandoned History of Radical Gay Sexuality Honor
2005 Non-fiction Douglas Crase Both: a Portrait in Two Parts Honor
2005 Non-fiction David Sedaris Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim Honor
2005 Non-fiction Alexis De Veaux Warrior Poet: a Biography of Audre Lorde Honor
2005 Literature Colm Tóibín The Master Winner
2005 Literature Doug Wright I Am My Own Wife: a Play Honor
2005 Literature Alan Hollinghurst The Line of Beauty Honor
2005 Literature Julie Anne Peters Luna: a Novel Honor
2005 Literature Stacey D'Erasmo A Seahorse Year Honor
2006 Non-fiction Joshua Gamson The Fabulous Sylvester: the Legend, the Music, the 70s in San Francisco Winner
2006 Non-fiction Tania Katan My one-night stand with cancer Honor
2006 Non-fiction Matt Houlbrook Queer London: perils and pleasures in the sexual metropolis, 1918-1957 Honor
2006 Non-fiction Neil McKenna The secret life of Oscar Wilde Honor
2006 Non-fiction Larry Kramer The tragedy of today's gays Honor
2006 Literature Abha Dawesar Babyji Winner
2006 Literature Keith McDermott Acqua calda Honor
2006 Literature Barry McCrea The first verse: a novel Honor
2006 Literature Richard McCann Mother of sorrows Honor
2006 Literature Sam D'Allesandro, edited by Kevin Killian The wild creatures: collected stories of Sam D'Allesandro Honor
2007 Non-fiction Alison Bechdel Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic Winner
2007 Non-fiction Kenji Yoshino Covering: The Hidden Assault on Our Civil Rights Honor
2007 Non-fiction David Eisenbach Gay Power: An American Revolution Honor
2007 Non-fiction William Benemann Male-Male Intimacy in Early America: Beyond Romantic Friendships Honor
2007 Non-fiction Kevin Jennings Mama's Boy, Preacher's Son: A Memoir Honor
2007 Literature Andrew Holleran Grief: a Novel Winner
2007 Literature Christian Burch The Manny Files Honor
2007 Literature Sarah Waters The Night Watch Honor
2007 Literature Michelle Tea Rose of No Man's Land: A Novel Honor
2007 Literature Martin Hyatt A Scarecrow's Bible Honor
2008 Non-fiction Mark Doty Dog Years: A Memoir Winner
2008 Non-fiction Cris Beam Transparent: Love, Family, and Living the T with Transgender Teenagers Honor
2008 Non-fiction Stephen Pascal (ed.) The Grand Surprise: The Journals of Leo Lerman Honor
2008 Non-fiction Janet Malcolm Two lives: Gertrude and Alice Honor
2008 Non-fiction Kevin Sessums Mississippi Sissy Honor
2008 Literature Ellis Avery The Teahouse Fire Winner
2008 Literature Ivan E. Coyote Bow Grip Honor
2008 Literature Samuel R. Delany Dark Reflections Honor
2008 Literature David Leavitt The Indian Clerk: A Novel Honor
2008 Literature Ali Liebegott The IHOP Papers Honor
2009 Non-fiction William N. Eskridge Dishonorable Passions: Sodomy Laws in America, 1861-2003 Winner
2009 Non-fiction Bob Morris Assisted Loving: True Tales of Double Dating with My Dad Honor
2009 Non-fiction Joanne Ellen Passet Sex Variant Woman: The Life of Jeannette Howard Foster Honor
2009 Non-fiction E. Patrick Johnson Sweet Tea: Black Gay Men of the South Honor
2009 Non-fiction Joel Derfner Swish: My Quest to Become the Gayest Person Ever Honor
2009 Literature Evan Fallenberg Light Fell Winner
2009 Literature Joseph Olshan The Conversions Honor
2009 Literature Alain Claude Sulzer A Perfect Waiter: A Novel Honor
2009 Literature Emma Donoghue The Sealed Letter Honor
2010 Non-fiction Nathaniel Frank Unfriendly Fire: How the Gay Ban Undermines the Military and Weakens America Winner
2010 Non-fiction Stuart E. Weisberg Barney Frank: The Story of America's Only Left-Handed, Gay, Jewish Congressman Honor
2010 Non-fiction Nkunzi Zandile Nkabinde Black Bull, Ancestors and Me Honor
2010 Non-fiction James Davidson The Greeks and Greek Love: A Radical Reappraisal of Homosexuality in Ancient Greece Honor
2010 Non-fiction Rudolph P. Byrd (ed.) I Am Your Sister: Collected and Unpublished Writings of Audre Lorde Honor
2010 Literature David Francis Stray Dog Winter Winner
2010 Literature James Hannaham God Says No Honor
2010 Literature Mario Bellatin Beauty Salono Honor
2010 Children's & Young Adult Nick Burd The Vast Fields of Ordinary Winner
2010 Children's & Young Adult Marcus Ewert 10,000 Dresses Honor
2010 Children's & Young Adult Lesléa Newman Daddy, Papa, and Me Honor
2010 Children's & Young Adult Linas Alsenas Gay America: Struggle for Equality Honor
2010 Children's & Young Adult Lesléa Newman Mommy, Mama, and Me Honor
2010 Children's & Young Adult Dale Peck Sprout Honor
2011 Non-fiction Emma Donoghue Inseparable: Desire between Women in Literature Winner
2011 Non-fiction Stuart Biegel The Right To Be Out: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in America’s Public Schools Honor
2011 Non-fiction Wendy Moffat A Great Unrecorded History: A New Life of E.M. Forster Honor
2011 Non-fiction Patti Smith Just Kids Honor
2011 Non-fiction Justin Spring Secret Historian: The Life and Times of Samuel Steward, Professor, Tattoo Artist, and Sexual Renegade Honor
2011 Literature Barb Johnson More of This World or Maybe Another Winner
2011 Literature Tom Mendicino Probation Honor
2011 Literature Michael Sledge The More I Owe You Honor
2011 Literature Zoe Whittall Holding Still for As Long as Possible Honor
2011 Children's & Young Adult Brian Katcher Almost Perfect Winner
2011 Children's & Young Adult John Green and David Levithan Will Grayson, Will Grayson Honor
2011 Children's & Young Adult Davida Wills Hurwin Freaks and Revelations Honor
2011 Children's & Young Adult James Klise Love Drugged Honor
2011 Children's & Young Adult David Walliams, illustrated by Quentin Blake The Boy in the Dress Honor
2012 Non-fiction Jonathan D. Katz and David C. Ward Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture Winner
2012 Non-fiction Michael Bronski A Queer History of the United States (Revisioning American History) Winner
2012 Non-fiction Nick Krieger Nina Here Nor There: My Journey Beyond Gender Honor
2012 Non-fiction Ivan E. Coyote and Zena Sharman (eds.) Persistence: All Ways Butch and Femme Honor
2012 Non-fiction Wanda M. Corn and Tirza True Latimer Seeing Gertrude Stein: Five Stories Honor
2012 Non-fiction Oscar Wilde and Nicholas Frankel (ed.) The Picture of Dorian Gray: An Annotated, Uncensored Edition Honor
2012 Literature Wayne Hoffman Sweet Like Sugar Winner
2012 Literature Jon Marans The Temperamentals: a new play Honor
2012 Literature Bob Smith Remembrance of Things I Forgot: A Novel Honor
2012 Literature Kathleen Winter Annabel: A Novel Honor
2012 Literature Oscar Wilde and Nicholas Frankel (ed.) The Picture of Dorian Gray: An Annotated, Uncensored Edition Honor
2012 Children's & Young Adult Bil Wright Putting Makeup on the Fat Boy Winner
2012 Children's & Young Adult Lili Wilkinson Pink Honor
2012 Children's & Young Adult Brian Farrey With or Without You Honor
2012 Children's & Young Adult Ilike Merey a + e 4ever Honor
2012 Children's & Young Adult Paul Yee Money Boy Honor
2013 Non-fiction Keith Boykin For Colored Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Still Not Enough: Coming of Age, Coming Out, and Coming Home Winner
2013 Non-fiction Christopher Bram Eminent Outlaws: The Gay Writers Who Changed America Honor
2013 Non-fiction Jeanne Cordova When We Were Outlaws: A Memoir of Love & Revolution Honor
2013 Non-fiction Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore (ed.) Why Are Faggots So Afraid of Faggots?: Flaming Challenges to Masculinity, Objectification, and the Desire to Conform Honor
2013 Non-fiction Jeanette Winterson Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? Honor
2013 Literature Ellis Avery The Last Nude Winner
2013 Literature John Boyne The Absolutist Honor
2013 Literature Madeline Miller The Song of Achilles Honor
2013 Literature Charles Rice-Gonzalez Chulito Honor
2013 Literature Paul Russell The Unreal Life of Sergey Nabokov Honor
2013 Children's & Young Adult Benjamin Alire Sáenz Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe Winner
2013 Children's & Young Adult Raina Telgemeier Drama Honor
2013 Children's & Young Adult Hannah Moskowitz Gone, Gone, Gone Honor
2013 Children's & Young Adult Lesléa Newman October Mourning: A Song for Matthew Shepard Honor
2013 Children's & Young Adult S. J. Adams Sparks: The Epic, Completely True Blue, (Almost) Holy Quest of Debbie Honor
2014 Non-fiction Lori Duron Raising My Rainbow: Adventures in Raising a Fabulous, Gender Creative Son Winner
2014 Non-fiction David McConnell American Honor Killings: Desire and Rage Among Men Winner
2014 Non-fiction R.B. Parkinson A Little Gay History: Desire and Diversity Across the World Honor
2014 Non-fiction Alysia Abbott Fairyland: A Memoir of my Father Honor
2014 Literature Hilary Sloin Art on Fire Winner
2014 Literature Jon Marans A Strange and Separate People Honor
2014 Literature Benjamin Alire Sáenz Everything Begins and Ends at the Kentucky Club Honor
2014 Literature William Klaber The Rebellion of Miss Lucy Ann Lobdell Honor
2014 Children's & Young Adult Kirstin Cronn-Mills Beautiful Music for Ugly Children Winner
2014 Children's & Young Adult e.E. Charlton-Trujillo Fat Angie Winner
2014 Children's & Young Adult Tim Federle Better Nate Than Ever Honor
2014 Children's & Young Adult Ken Setterington Branded by the Pink Triangle Honor
2014 Children's & Young Adult David Levithan Two Boys Kissing Honor
2015 Non-fiction Scott Siraj al-Haqq Kugle Living Out Islam: Voices of Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender Muslims Winner
2015 Non-fiction Robert Beachy Gay Berlin Honor
2015 Non-fiction Janet Mock Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More Honor
2015 Non-fiction Martin Duberman Hold Tight Gently: Michael Callen, Essex Hemphill, and the Battlefield of AIDS Honor
2015 Non-fiction Rachel Hope Cleves Charity & Sylvia: A Same-Sex Marriage in Early America Honor
2015 Literature Saeed Jones Prelude to Bruise Winner
2015 Literature Tatamkhulu Afrika Bitter Eden Honor
2015 Literature Emma Donoghue Frog Music Honor
2015 Literature David Leavitt The Two Hotel Francforts Honor
2015 Literature Jo Walton My Real Children Honor
2015 Children's & Young Adult Gayle E. Pitman This Day in June Winner
2015 Children's & Young Adult Susan Kuklin Beyond Magenta: Transgender teens speak out Honor
2015 Children's & Young Adult Jandy Nelson I'll Give You the Sun Honor
2015 Children's & Young Adult Christine Baldacchio, illustrated by Isabelle Malenfant Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine Dress Honor
2016 Non-fiction Kenji Yoshino Speak Now: Marriage Equality on Trial Winner
2016 Non-fiction Amy Ellis Nutt Becoming Nicole: The Transformation of an American Family Honor
2016 Non-fiction Lillian Faderman The Gay Revolution: The Story of the Struggle Honor
2016 Non-fiction Michael Helquist Marie Equi: Radical Politics and Outlaw Passions Honor
2016 Non-fiction Doug Meyer Violence Against Queer People: Race, Class, Gender, and the Persistence of Anti-LGBT Discrimination Honor
2016 Literature Carolina de Robertis The Gods of Tango Winner
2016 Literature Virginie Despentes Apocalypse Baby Honor
2016 Literature Leah Horlick For Your Own Good Honor
2016 Literature LaShonda Katrice Barnett Jam On The Vine Honor
2016 Literature Libby Ware Lum: a novel Honor
2016 Children's & Young Adults Alex Gino George Winner
2016 Children's & Young Adult Bill Konigsberg The Porcupine of Truth Winner
2016 Children's & Young Adult Cory Silverberg and Fiona Smyth Sex is a Funny Word: a Book about Bodies, Feelings, and YOU Honor
2016 Children's & Young Adult Christopher Barzak Wonders of the Invisible World Honor
2017 Non-fiction David France How to Survive a Plague: The inside story of how citizens and science tamed AIDS Winner
2017 Non-fiction Kevin J. Mumford Not straight, not white: black gay men from the march on Washington to the AIDS crisis Honor
2017 Non-fiction Michael Schreiber One-man show: the life and art of Bernard Perlin Honor
2017 Non-fiction Annika Butler-Wall, Kim Cosier, et. al. (eds.) Rethinking sexism, gender, and sexuality Honor
2017 Non-fiction Ivan E. Coyote Tomboy Survival Guide Honor
2017 Literature Chris McCormick Desert Boys Winner
2017 Literature Martin Hyatt Beautiful gravity: a novel Honor
2017 Literature Bryan Borland Dig Honor
2017 Literature Saleem Haddad Guapa Honor
2017 Literature Matthew Griffin Hide: a novel Honor
2017 Children's & Young Adult Rick Riordan Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard: The Hammer of Thor Winner
2017 Children's & Young Adult Meredith Russo If I Was Your Girl Winner
2017 Children's & Young Adult Anna-Marie McLemore When the Moon Was Ours Honor
2017 Children's & Young Adult Jenny Downham Unbecoming Honor
2017 Children's & Young Adult Robin Stevenson Pride: Celebrating Diversity & Community Honor
2018 Non-fiction John Chaich and Todd Oldham Queer Threads: Crafting Identity and Community Winner
2018 Non-fiction C. Riley Snorton Black on Both Sides: A Racial History of Trans Identity Honor
2018 Non-fiction Andrew Evans The Black Penguin Honor
2018 Non-fiction Bennett Singer and David Deschamps LGBTQ Stats: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer People by the Numbers Honor
2018 Literature Cat Fitzpatrick and Casey Plett (eds.) Meanwhile, Elsewhere: Science Fiction and Fantasy from Transgender Writers Winner
2018 Literature SJ Sindu Marriage of a Thousand Lies Honor
2018 Literature Kai Cheng Thom A Place Called No Homeland Honor
2018 Literature Rivers Solomon An Unkindness of Ghosts Honor
2018 Literature Chen Chen When I Grow Up, I Want to be a List of Further Possibilities Honor
2018 Children's & Young Adult Dashka Slater The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives Winner
2018 Children's & Young Adult Brandy Colbert Little & Lion Winner
2018 Children's & Young Adult Melanie Gillman As the Crow Flies Honor
2018 Children's & Young Adult Mackenzi Lee The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue Honor
2019 Literature Rebecca Makkai The Great Believers Winner
2019 Literature Lisa Maas Forward Honor
2019 Literature Carole Maurel, adapted by Mariko Tamaki Luisa: Now and Then Honor
2019 Literature Uzodinma Iweala Speak No Evil Honor
2019 Literature Amy Bloom White Houses Honor
2019 Non-fiction Michael Amherst Go the Way Your Blood Beats Winner
2019 Non-fiction E. Patrick Johnson Black. Queer. Southern. Women: An Oral History Honor
2019 Non-fiction Eric and Stephani Lohman Raising Rosie: Our Story of Parenting and Intersex Child Honor
2019 Non-fiction Robert W. Fieseler Tinderbox: The Untold Story of the Up Stairs Lounge Fire and the Rise of Gay Liberation Honor
2019 Non-fiction Isaac Butler and Dan Kois The World Only Spins Forward: The Ascent of Angels in America Honor
2019 Children's & Young Adult Jessica Love Julian is a Mermaid Winner
2019 Children's & Young Adult Kacen Callender Hurricane Child Winner
2019 Children's & Young Adult Ashley Herring Blake Ivy Aberdeen's Love Letter to the World Honor
2019 Children's & Young Adult Kelly Loy Gilbert Picture Us in the Light Honor

See also


  1. Online the American Library Association presents the three Stonewall Book Awards twice, once in a GLBTRT subsite and once in an Awards subsite. The former treats them as three tracks of one award; the latter presents two Stonewall Book Awards for literature and nonfiction (adult books) and another one in parallel for children's and young adults books. References to both sets of webpages are provided here.


  1. "Stonewall Book Awards". American Library Association (ALA). Retrieved 2009-03-07.
  2. Stonewall Book Awards: "This Award's Homepage". ALA. Retrieved 2013-05-05.
  3. Stonewall Book Awards – Mike Morgan & Larry Romans Children's & Young Adult Literature Award: "This Award's Homepage". ALA. Retrieved 2013-05-05.
  4. "Stonewall Book Awards History". ALA. Retrieved 2009-11-19.
  5. "ALA Book, Print & Media Awards". American Library Association (ALA). Retrieved 2013-05-05.
  6. "Stonewall Book Awards List". ALA. Retrieved 2013-05-05.
  7. "Stonewall Book Awards List". GLBT Round Table. ALA. Retrieved 27 March 2019.
  8. Stonewall Book Awards: "Winner List – All Years". ALA. Retrieved 2013-05-05. This table lists winners and honor books without distinguishing the Gittings Literature and Fishman Non-Fiction tracks.
  9. Stonewall Book Awards – Mike Morgan & Larry Romans Children’s & Young Adult Literature Award: "Winner List – All Years". ALA. Retrieved 2013-05-05.
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