Stonewall Book Award

Given by Rainbow Round Table (RRT), American Library Association

Other Names: ALA Stonewall Book Award, ALA Stonewall Book Award Honor Book, Stonewall Young Adult Literature Award
398 Works 249,427 Books 8,016 Reviews 4.0
Started in 1971, Stonewall Book Awards recognize LGBTQIA+ books that have "exceptional merit relating to the gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender experience." Sponsored by the American Library show more Association's Rainbow Round Table. show less
Stages:
All, Winner (116), Honor Book (185), Finalist (97)
Categories:
Years:
All, 2024 (10), 2023 (1), 2022 (6), 2021 (8), 2020 (10), 2019 (6), 2018 (11), 2017 (15), 2016 (14), 2015 (12), 2014 (13), 2013 (15), 2012 (14), 2011 (14), 2010 (14), 2009 (9), 2008 (10), 2007 (10), 2006 (10), 2005 (10), 2004 (10), 2003 (10), 2002 (11), 2001 (10), 2000 (10), 1999 (10), 1998 (10), 1997 (10), 1996 (10), 1995 (10), 1994 (10), 1993 (11), 1992 (15), 1991 (14), 1990 (10), 1989 (2), 1988 (2), 1987 (1), 1986 (1), 1985 (1), 1984 (1), 1982 (3), 1981 (2), 1980 (1), 1979 (1), 1978 (1), 1977 (1), 1975 (3), 1974 (1), 1972 (2), 1971 (1)
Announced:
January 22: Winner2024 Recent
January 22: Honor Book2024 Recent

Winner 116

WorkCategoryYear
Cross My Heart and Never Lie by Nora DåsnesMike Morgan and Larry Romans Children's Literature Award2024
Only This Beautiful Moment by Abdi NazemianMike Morgan and Larry Romans Young Adult Literature Award2024
When the Angels Left the Old Country by Sacha LambMike Morgan and Larry Romans Children's and Young Adult Literature Award2023
Sorrowland by Rivers SolomonBarbara Gittings Literature Award2022
Dear Senthuran: A Black Spirit Memoir by Akwaeke EmeziIsrael Fishman Non-Fiction Award2022
Last Night at the Telegraph Club by Malinda LoMike Morgan and Larry Romans Children's and Young Adult Literature Award2022
Too Bright to See by Kyle LukoffMike Morgan and Larry Romans Children's and Young Adult Literature Award2022
The Thirty Names of Night: A Novel by Zeyn JoukhadarBarbara Gittings Literature Award2021
The Queer Games Avant-Garde: How LGBTQ Game Makers Are Reimagining the Medium of Video Games by Bonnie RubergIsrael Fishman Non-Fiction Award2021
We Are Little Feminists: Families (We Are Little Feminists, 1) by Archaa ShrivastavMike Morgan and Larry Romans Children's and Young Adult Literature Award2021
Cantoras by Carolina De RobertisBarbara Gittings Literature Award2020
How We Fight for Our Lives: A Memoir by Saeed JonesIsrael Fishman Non-Fiction Award2020
The Black Flamingo by Dean AttaMike Morgan and Larry Romans Children's and Young Adult Literature Award2020
When Aidan Became a Brother by Kyle LukoffMike Morgan and Larry Romans Children's and Young Adult Literature Award2020
The Great Believers by Rebecca MakkaiBarbara Gittings Literature Award2019
Go the Way Your Blood Beats: On Truth, Bisexuality and Desire by Michael AmherstIsrael Fishman Non-Fiction Award2019
Hurricane Child by Kacen CallenderMike Morgan and Larry Romans Children's and Young Adult Literature Award2019
Julián Is a Mermaid by Jessica LoveMike Morgan and Larry Romans Children's and Young Adult Literature Award2019
Meanwhile, Elsewhere: Science Fiction and Fantasy from Transgender Writers by Cat FitzpatrickLiterature2018
Little & Lion by Brandy ColbertMike Morgan and Larry Romans Children's and Young Adult Literature Award2018
The 57 Bus by Dashka SlaterMike Morgan and Larry Romans Children's and Young Adult Literature Award2018
Queer Threads: Crafting Identity and Community by John ChaichNon-Fiction2018
Desert Boys: Fiction by Chris McCormickBarbara Gittings Literature Award2017
How to Survive a Plague: The Inside Story of How Citizens and Science Tamed AIDS by David FranceIsrael Fishman Non-Fiction Award2017
The Hammer of Thor by Rick RiordanMike Morgan and Larry Romans Children's and Young Adult Literature Award2017
If I Was Your Girl by Meredith RussoMike Morgan and Larry Romans Children's and Young Adult Literature Award2017
The Gods of Tango by Carolina De RobertisBarbara Gittings Literature Award2016
Speak Now: Marriage Equality on Trial by Kenji YoshinoIsrael Fishman Non-Fiction Award2016
Melissa by Alex GinoMike Morgan and Larry Romans Children's and Young Adult Literature Award2016
The Porcupine of Truth by Bill KonigsbergMike Morgan and Larry Romans Children's and Young Adult Literature Award2016
Prelude to Bruise by Saeed JonesBarbara Gittings Literature Award2015
Living Out Islam: Voices of Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender Muslims by Scott Siraj al-Haqq KugleIsrael Fishman Non-Fiction Award2015
This Day in June by Gayle E. PitmanMike Morgan and Larry Romans Children's and Young Adult Literature Award2015
Art on Fire by Hilary SloinBarbara Gittings Literature Award2014
Raising My Rainbow: Adventures in Raising a Fabulous, Gender Creative Son by Lori DuronIsrael Fishman Non-Fiction Award2014
American Honor Killings: Desire and Rage Among Men by David McConnellIsrael Fishman Non-Fiction Award2014
Fat Angie by e.E. Charlton-TrujilloMike Morgan and Larry Romans Children's and Young Adult Literature Award2014
Beautiful Music for Ugly Children by Kirstin Cronn-MillsMike Morgan and Larry Romans Children's and Young Adult Literature Award2014
The Last Nude by Ellis AveryBarbara Gittings Literature Award2013
For Colored Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Still Not Enough: Coming of Age, Coming Out, and Coming Home by Keith BoykinIsrael Fishman Non-Fiction Award2013
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire SáenzMike Morgan and Larry Romans Children's and Young Adult Literature Award2013
Sweet Like Sugar by Wayne HoffmanBarbara Gittings Literature Award2012
A Queer History of the United States by Michael BronskiIsrael Fishman Non-Fiction Award2012
Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture by Jonathan D. KatzIsrael Fishman Non-Fiction Award2012
Putting Makeup on the Fat Boy by Bil WrightMike Morgan and Larry Romans Children's and Young Adult Literature Award2012
More of This World or Maybe Another (P.S.) by Barb JohnsonBarbara Gittings Literature Award2011
Almost Perfect by Brian KatcherChildren's and Young Adult Literature2011
Inseparable: Desire Between Women in Literature by Emma DonoghueIsrael Fishman Non-Fiction Award2011
Stray Dog Winter by David FrancisBarbara Gittings Literature Award2010
The Vast Fields of Ordinary by Nick BurdChildren's and Young Adult Literature2010
Unfriendly Fire: How the Gay Ban Undermines the Military and Weakens America by Nathaniel FrankIsrael Fishman Non-Fiction Award2010
Light Fell by Evan FallenbergBarbara Gittings Literature Award2009
Dishonorable Passions: Sodomy Laws in America, 1861-2003 by William N. Eskridge Jr.Israel Fishman Non-Fiction Award2009
The Teahouse Fire by Ellis AveryBarbara Gittings Literature Award2008
Dog Years: A Memoir (P.S.) by Mark DotyIsrael Fishman Non-Fiction Award2008
Grief by Andrew HolleranBarbara Gittings Literature Award2007
Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic by Alison BechdelIsrael Fishman Non-Fiction Award2007
Babyji by Abha DawesarBarbara Gittings Literature Award2006
The Fabulous Sylvester: The Legend, the Music, the Seventies in San Francisco by Joshua GamsonIsrael Fishman Non-Fiction Award2006
The Master by Colm TóibínBarbara Gittings Literature Award2005
Evolution's Rainbow: Diversity, Gender, and Sexuality in Nature and People by Joan RoughgardenIsrael Fishman Non-Fiction Award2005
The Book of Salt by Monique TruongBarbara Gittings Literature Award2004
Lost Prophet: The Life and Times of Bayard Rustin by John D’EmilioIsrael Fishman Non-Fiction Award2004
Letters to Montgomery Clift by Noël AlumitBarbara Gittings Literature Award2003
How Sex Changed: A History of Transsexuality in the United States by Joanne MeyerowitzIsrael Fishman Non-Fiction Award2003
The Laramie Project by Moisés KaufmanBarbara Gittings Literature Award2002
The Scarlet Professor: Newton Arvin: A Literary Life Shattered by Scandal by Barry WerthIsrael Fishman Non-Fiction Award2002
Affinity by Sarah WatersLiterature2001
Gaylaw: Challenging the Apartheid of the Closet by William N. Eskridge Jr.Non-Fiction2001
Po Man's Child by Marci BlackmanLiterature2000
My Lesbian Husband by Barrie Jean BorichNon-Fiction2000
The Hours by Michael CunninghamLiterature1999
Stagestruck: Theater, AIDS, and the Marketing of Gay America by Sarah SchulmanNon-Fiction1999
Working Parts: A Novel by Lucy Jane BledsoeLiterature1998
The Shared Heart: Portraits and Stories Celebrating Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Young People by Adam MastoonNon-Fiction1998
Hood by Emma DonoghueLiterature1997
Geography Of The Heart by Fenton JohnsonNon-Fiction1997
Dream Boy by Jim GrimsleyLiterature1996
Virtual Equality: The Mainstreaming of Gay and Lesbian Liberation by Urvashi VaidNon-Fiction1996
Am I Blue? Coming Out from the Silence by Marion Dane BauerLiterature1995
Skin: Talking About Sex, Class & Literature by Dorothy AllisonNon-Fiction1995
Uncommon Heroes by Phillip ShermanNon-Fiction1995
Stone Butch Blues by Leslie FeinbergLiterature1994
Family Values: Two Moms and Their Son by Phyllis BurkeNon-Fiction1994
Ceremonies: Prose and Poetry by Essex HemphillLiterature1993
Making Gay History: The Half Century Fight for Lesbian and Gay Equal Rights by Eric MarcusNon-Fiction1993
Halfway Home by Paul MonetteLiterature1992
Odd Girls and Twilight Lovers: A History of Lesbian Life in Twentieth-Century America by Lillian FadermanNon-Fiction1992
Crime Against Nature by Minnie Bruce PrattLiterature1991
Encyclopedia of Homosexuality by Wayne R. DynesNon-Fiction1991
Eighty-Sixed by David B. FeinbergLiterature1990
In Search of Gay America: Women and Men in a Time of Change by Neil MillerNon-Fiction1990
The Swimming-Pool Library by Alan Hollinghurst1989
After Delores by Sarah Schulman1989
A Restricted Country by Joan Nestle1988
And the Band Played On: Politics, People, and the AIDS Epidemic by Randy Shilts1988
Spirit and the Flesh: Sexual Diversity in American Indian Culture by Walter L. Williams1987
Sex and Germs: Politics of AIDS by Cindy Patton1986
Another Mother Tongue Gay Words by Judy Grahn1985
Sexual Politics, Sexual Communities by John D’Emilio1984
Surpassing the Love of Men: Romantic Friendship and Love Between Women from the Renaissance to the Present by Lillian Faderman1982
Black lesbians by J. R. Roberts1982
The Celluloid Closet: Homosexuality in the Movies by Vito Russo1982
Christianity, Social Tolerance, and Homosexuality by John Boswell1981
The Cancer Journals by Audre Lorde1981
Now the Volcano by Winston Leyland1980
Now That You Know: What Every Parent Should Know About Homosexuality by Betty Fairchild1979
Our Right To Love: A Lesbian Resource Book by Ginny Vida1978
Familiar Faces Hidden Lives: The Story Of Homosexual Men In America Today by Howard Brown1977
Eros : an anthology of friendship by Alistair Sutherland[Series: Homosexuality: Lesbians and Gay Men in Society, History, and Literature]1975
Miss Marianne Woods and Miss Jane Pirie against Dame Helen Cumming Gordon. by Marianne Woods[Series: Homosexuality: Lesbians and Gay Men in Society, History, and Literature]1975
Documents of the Homosexual Rights Movement in Germany, 1836-1927 (History of Ideas in Ancient Greece)[Series: Homosexuality: Lesbians and Gay Men in Society, History, and Literature]1975
Sex Variant Women in Literature by Jeanette H. Foster1974
The Gay Mystique: The Myth and Reality of Male Homosexuality by Peter Fisher1972
Lesbian/Woman by Del Martin1972
Patience and Sarah by Isabel Miller1971

Honor Book 185

WorkCategoryYear
Desert Queen by Jyoti Rajan GopalMike Morgan and Larry Romans Children's and Young Adult Literature Award2024
Stars in their Eyes by Jessica WaltonMike Morgan and Larry Romans Children's Literature Award2024
Not He or She, I'm Me by A. M. WildMike Morgan and Larry Romans Children's Literature Award2024
The Otherwoods by Justine Pucella WinansMike Morgan and Larry Romans Children's Literature Award2024
The Long Run by James AckerMike Morgan and Larry Romans Young Adult Literature Award2024
Imogen, Obviously by Becky AlbertalliMike Morgan and Larry Romans Young Adult Literature Award2024
Ander and Santi Were Here by Jonny Garza VillaMike Morgan and Larry Romans Young Adult Literature Award2024
The Spirit Bares Its Teeth by Andrew Joseph WhiteMike Morgan and Larry Romans Young Adult Literature Award2024
Grandad's Camper by Harry WoodgateLiterature2022
Punch Me Up To The Gods: A Memoir by Brian BroomeNon-Fiction2022
Felix Ever After by Kacen CallenderChildren's and Young Adult Literature2021
Darius the Great Deserves Better by Adib KhorramChildren's and Young Adult Literature2021
Beetle & the Hollowbones by Aliza LayneChildren's and Young Adult Literature2021
My Autobiography of Carson McCullers: A Memoir by Jenn ShaplandIsrael Fishman Non-Fiction Award2021
XOXY by Kimberly M. ZieselmanNon-Fiction2021
Pet by Akwaeke EmeziChildren's and Young Adult Literature2020
Like a Love Story by Abdi NazemianChildren's and Young Adult Literature2020
The Best at It by Maulik PancholyChildren's and Young Adult Literature2020
Gender Queer: A Memoir by Maia KobabeIsrael Fishman Non-Fiction Award2020
In the Dream House: A Memoir by Carmen Maria MachadoNon-Fiction2020
I Hope We Choose Love: A Trans Girl's Notes from the End of the World by Kai Cheng ThomNon-Fiction2020
Ivy Aberdeen's Letter to the World by Ashley Herring BlakeChildren's and Young Adult Literature2019
Picture Us In The Light by Kelly Loy GilbertChildren's and Young Adult Literature2019
As the Crow Flies by Melanie GillmanChildren's and Young Adult Literature2018
The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi LeeChildren's and Young Adult Literature2018
Marriage of a Thousand Lies by S. J. SinduLiterature2018
A Place Called No Homeland by Kai Cheng ThomLiterature2018
The Black Penguin by Andrew EvansNon-Fiction2018
LGBTQ Stats: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer People by the Numbers by Bennett SingerNon-Fiction2018
Black on Both Sides: A Racial History of Trans Identity by C. Riley SnortonNon-Fiction2018
Unbecoming by Jenny DownhamChildren's and Young Adult Literature2017
When the Moon Was Ours by Anna-Marie McLemoreChildren's and Young Adult Literature2017
Pride: Celebrating Diversity & Community by Robin StevensonChildren's and Young Adult Literature2017
DIG by Bryan BorlandLiterature2017
Hide by Matthew GriffinLiterature2017
Guapa by Saleem HaddadLiterature2017
Beautiful Gravity: A Novel by Martin HyattLiterature2017
Tomboy Survival Guide by Ivan CoyoteNon-Fiction2017
Not Straight, Not White: Black Gay Men from the March on Washington to the AIDS Crisis by Kevin MumfordNon-Fiction2017
Rethinking Sexism, Gender, and Sexuality by Rethinking SchoolsNon-Fiction2017
One-Man Show: The Life and Art of Bernard Perlin by Michael SchreiberNon-Fiction2017
Wonders of the Invisible World by Christopher BarzakChildren's and Young Adult Literature2016
Sex is a Funny Word: A Book about Bodies, Feelings, and YOU by Cory SilverbergChildren's and Young Adult Literature2016
Jam on the Vine: A Novel by LaShonda Katrice BarnettLiterature2016
Apocalypse Baby by Virginie DespentesLiterature2016
For Your Own Good by Leah HorlickLiterature2016
Lum by Libby WareLiterature2016
The Gay Revolution: The Story of the Struggle by Lillian FadermanNon-Fiction2016
Marie Equi: Radical Politics and Outlaw Passions by Michael HelquistNon-Fiction2016
Violence against Queer People: Race, Class, Gender, and the Persistence of Anti-LGBT Discrimination by Doug MeyerNon-Fiction2016
Becoming Nicole: The Transformation of an American Family by Amy Ellis NuttNon-Fiction2016
Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine Dress by Christine BaldacchinoChildren's and Young Adult Literature2015
Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out by Susan KuklinChildren's and Young Adult Literature2015
I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy NelsonChildren's and Young Adult Literature2015
Frog Music by Emma DonoghueLiterature2015
The Two Hotel Francforts: A Novel by David LeavittLiterature2015
My Real Children by Jo WaltonLiterature2015
Gay Berlin: Birthplace of a Modern Identity by Robert BeachyNon-Fiction2015
Charity and Sylvia: A Same-Sex Marriage in Early America by Rachel Hope ClevesNon-Fiction2015
Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More by Janet MockNon-Fiction2015
Better Nate Than Ever by Tim FederleChildren's and Young Adult Literature2014
Two Boys Kissing by David LevithanChildren's and Young Adult Literature2014
Branded by the Pink Triangle by Ken SetteringtonChildren's and Young Adult Literature2014
The Rebellion of Miss Lucy Ann Lobdell by William KlaberLiterature2014
A Strange and Separate People by Jon MaransLiterature2014
Everything Begins and Ends at the Kentucky Club by Benjamin Alire SáenzLiterature2014
Fairyland: A Memoir of My Father by Alysia AbbottNon-Fiction2014
A Little Gay History: Desire and Diversity Across the World by R. B. ParkinsonNon-Fiction2014
Sparks: The Epic, Completely True Blue, (Almost) Holy Quest of Debbie by S. J. AdamsChildren's and Young Adult Literature2013
Gone, Gone, Gone by Hannah MoskowitzChildren's and Young Adult Literature2013
October Mourning: A Song for Matthew Shepard by Lesléa NewmanChildren's and Young Adult Literature2013
Drama: A Graphic Novel by Raina TelgemeierChildren's and Young Adult Literature2013
The Absolutist by John BoyneLiterature2013
The Song of Achilles: A Novel by Madeline MillerLiterature2013
Chulito: A Novel by Charles Rice-GonzalezLiterature2013
The Unreal Life of Sergey Nabokov: A Novel by Paul RussellLiterature2013
Eminent Outlaws: The Gay Writers Who Changed America by Christopher BramNon-Fiction2013
When We Were Outlaws by Jeanne CordovaNon-Fiction2013
Why Are Faggots So Afraid of Faggots?: Flaming Challenges to Masculinity, Objectification, and the Desire to Conform by Mattilda Bernstein SycamoreNon-Fiction2013
Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? by Jeanette WintersonNon-Fiction2013
With or Without You by Brian FarreyChildren's and Young Adult Literature2012
a + e 4ever by Ilike MereyChildren's and Young Adult Literature2012
Pink by Lili WilkinsonChildren's and Young Adult Literature2012
Money Boy by Paul YeeChildren's and Young Adult Literature2012
The Temperamentals by Jon MaransLiterature2012
Remembrance of Things I Forgot by Bob SmithLiterature2012
Annabel by Kathleen WinterLiterature2012
Seeing Gertrude Stein: Five Stories by Wanda M. CornNon-Fiction2012
Persistence: All Ways Butch and Femme by Ivan E. CoyoteNon-Fiction2012
Nina Here Nor There: My Journey Beyond Gender by Nick KriegerNon-Fiction2012
The Picture of Dorian Gray: An Annotated, Uncensored Edition by Oscar WildeLiterature, 2012; Non-Fiction, 20122011
Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John GreenChildren's and Young Adult Literature2011
Freaks and Revelations by Davida Wills HurwinChildren's and Young Adult Literature2011
Love Drugged by James KliseChildren's and Young Adult Literature2011
The Boy in the Dress by David WalliamsChildren's and Young Adult Literature2011
Probation by Tom MendicinoLiterature2011
The More I Owe You: A Novel by Michael SledgeLiterature2011
Holding Still for as Long as Possible by Zoe WhittallLiterature2011
The Right to Be Out: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in America's Public Schools by Stuart BiegelNon-Fiction2011
A Great Unrecorded History: A New Life of E. M. Forster by Wendy MoffatNon-Fiction2011
Just Kids by Patti SmithNon-Fiction2011
Secret Historian: The Life and Times of Samuel Steward, Professor, Tattoo Artist, and Sexual Renegade by Justin SpringNon-Fiction2011
Gay America : Struggle for equality by Linas AlsenasChildren's and Young Adult Literature2010
10,000 Dresses by Marcus EwertChildren's and Young Adult Literature2010
Daddy, Papa, and Me by Lesléa NewmanChildren's and Young Adult Literature2010
Mommy, Mama, and Me by Lesléa NewmanChildren's and Young Adult Literature2010
Sprout by Dale PeckChildren's and Young Adult Literature2010
Beauty Salon by Mario BellatinLiterature2010
God Says No by James HannahamLiterature2010
The Greeks and Greek Love: A Bold New Exploration of the Ancient World by James DavidsonNon-Fiction2010
I Am Your Sister: Collected and Unpublished Writings of Audre Lorde by Audre LordeNon-Fiction2010
Black Bull, Ancestors and Me: My Life as a Lesbian Sangoma by Nkunzi Zandile NkabindeNon-Fiction2010
Barney Frank: The Story of America's Only Left-Handed, Gay, Jewish Congressman by Stuart WeisbergNon-Fiction2010
The Sealed Letter by Emma DonoghueLiterature2009
The Conversion by Joseph OlshanLiterature2009
A Perfect Waiter by Alain Claude SulzerLiterature2009
Swish: My Quest to Become the Gayest Person Ever by Joel DerfnerNon-Fiction2009
Sweet Tea: Black Gay Men of the South (Caravan Book) by E. Patrick JohnsonNon-Fiction2009
Assisted Loving: True Tales of Double Dating with My Dad by Bob MorrisNon-Fiction2009
Sex Variant Woman: The Life of Jeanette Howard Foster by Joanne PassetNon-Fiction2009
Bow Grip by Ivan E. CoyoteLiterature2008
Dark Reflections by Samuel R. DelanyLiterature2008
The Indian Clerk by David LeavittLiterature2008
The IHOP Papers by Ali LiebegottLiterature2008
Transparent: Love, Family, and Living the T with Transgender Teenagers by Cris BeamNon-Fiction2008
The Grand Surprise: The Journals of Leo Lerman by Leo LermanNon-Fiction2008
Two Lives: Gertrude and Alice by Janet MalcolmNon-Fiction2008
Mississippi Sissy by Kevin SessumsNon-Fiction2008
The Manny Files by Christian BurchLiterature2007
A Scarecrow's Bible by Martin HyattLiterature2007
Rose of No Man's Land by Michelle TeaLiterature2007
The Night Watch by Sarah WatersLiterature2007
Male-Male Intimacy in Early America: Beyond Romantic Friendships by William E BenemannNon-Fiction2007
Gay Power: An American Revolution by David EisenbachNon-Fiction2007
Mama's Boy, Preacher's Son: A Memoir by Kevin JenningsNon-Fiction2007
Covering: The Hidden Assault on Our Civil Rights by Kenji YoshinoNon-Fiction2007
The Wild Creatures by Sam D'AllesandroLiterature2006
Mother of Sorrows by Richard McCannLiterature2006
The First Verse by Barry McCreaLiterature2006
Acqua Calda by Keith McDermottLiterature2006
Queer London by Matt HoulbrookNon-Fiction2006
My One-Night Stand With Cancer: A Memoir by Tania KatanNon-Fiction2006
The Tragedy of Today's Gays by Larry KramerNon-Fiction2006
The Secret Life of Oscar Wilde by Neil McKennaNon-Fiction2006
A Seahorse Year by Stacey D'ErasmoLiterature2005
The Line of Beauty by Alan HollinghurstLiterature2005
Luna by Julie Anne PetersLiterature2005
I Am My Own Wife: A Play by Doug WrightLiterature2005
Both: A Portrait in Two Parts by Douglas CraseNon-Fiction2005
Warrior Poet: A Biography of Audre Lorde by Alexis De VeauxNon-Fiction2005
Beyond Shame: Reclaiming the Abandoned History of Radical Gay Sexuality by Patrick MooreNon-Fiction2005
Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim by David SedarisNon-Fiction2005
The Cutting Room by Louise WelshFiction2004
Lives of the Circus Animals: A Novel by Christopher BramLiterature2004
Keeping You a Secret by Julie Anne PetersLiterature2004
Southland by Nina RevoyrLiterature2004
Intertwined Lives: Margaret Mead, Ruth Benedict, and Their Circle by Lois W. BannerNon-Fiction2004
Before Stonewall: Activists for Gay and Lesbian Rights in Historical Context by Vern L. BulloughNon-Fiction2004
Ridiculous!: The Theatrical Life and Times of Charles Ludlam by David KaufmanNon-Fiction2004
Beautiful Shadow: A Life of Patricia Highsmith by Andrew WilsonNon-Fiction2004
Middlesex by Jeffrey EugenidesFiction2003
At Swim, Two Boys by Jamie O'NeillFiction2003
Fingersmith by Sarah WatersFiction2003
The Lantern Bearers by Ronald FrameLiterature2003
Dress Codes: Of Three Girlhoods---My Mother's, My Father's, and Mine by Noelle HoweyNon-Fiction2003
Sex-Crime Panic by Neil MillerNon-Fiction2003
Rare and Commonplace Flowers: The Story of Elizabeth Bishop and Lota de Macedo Soares by Carmen L. OliveiraNon-Fiction2003
Glenway Wescott Personally: A Biography by Jerry RoscoNon-Fiction2003
Pages for You: A Novel by Sylvia BrownriggLiterature2002
Guess Again: Short Stories by Bernard CooperLiterature2002
Welsh Boys Too (Parthian Shorts) by John Sam JonesLiterature2002
The Heart is Deceitful Above All Things by J. T. LeRoyLiterature2002
You're Not from Around Here, Are You?: A Lesbian in Small-Town America by Louise A. BlumNon-Fiction2002
Courting Justice: Gay Men and Lesbians v. the Supreme Court by Joyce MurdochNon-Fiction2002
How I Learned to Snap: A Small Town Coming-Out and Coming-of-Age Story by Kirk ReadNon-Fiction2002
The Stranger Next Door: The Story of a Small Community's Battle over Sex, Faith, and Civil Rights by Arlene SteinNon-Fiction2002
Loss Within Loss: Artists in the Age of AIDS by Edmund WhiteNon-Fiction2002
Breakfast with Scot by Michael DowningLiterature2001
The Danish Girl by David EbershoffLiterature2001
The World in Us: Lesbian and Gay Poetry of the Next Wave by Michael LassellLiterature2001
The Night Listener by Armistead MaupinLiterature2001
Lesbian and Gay Voices: An Annotated Bibliography and Guide to Literature for Children and Young Adults by Frances A DayNon-Fiction2001
Losing Matt Shepard by Beth LoffredaNon-Fiction2001
Janet, My Mother, and Me: A Memoir of Growing Up with Janet Flanner and Natalia Danesi Murray by William MurrayNon-Fiction2001
Pedro & Me: Friendship, Loss and What I Learned by Judd WinickNon-Fiction2001

Finalist 97

WorkCategoryYear
Victory Deferred: How AIDS Changed Gay Life in America by John-Manuel AndrioteLiterature2000
Biological Exuberance: Animal Homosexuality and Natural Diversity by Bruce BagemihlLiterature2000
Firebird by Mark DotyLiterature2000
Lorca: A Dream of Life by Leslie StaintonLiterature2000
Comfort & Joy by Jim GrimsleyNon-Fiction2000
Mr. Dalloway: A Novella by Robin LippincottNon-Fiction2000
Lawnboy by Paul LisickyNon-Fiction2000
Last Rights by Marvin K. WhiteNon-Fiction2000
Bending the Landscape: Science Fiction by Nicola GriffithLiterature1999
Switch by Carol GuessLiterature1999
An Arrow's Flight: A Novel by Mark MerlisLiterature1999
Imagine Being More Afraid of Freedom Than Slavery: Poems by Pamela SneedLiterature1999
Strong Women, Deep Closets: Lesbians and Homophobia in Sport by Pat GriffinNon-Fiction1999
The Other Side of Silence: Men's Lives & Gay Identities - A Twentieth-Century History by John LougheryNon-Fiction1999
A Fragile Union: New and Selected Writings by Joan NestleNon-Fiction1999
The Truth That Never Hurts: Writings on Race, Gender, and Freedom by Barbara SmithNon-Fiction1999
Prozac Highway: A Novel by Persimmon BlackbridgeLiterature1998
Beyond the Pale by Elana DykewomonLiterature1998
In Awe by Scott HeimLiterature1998
The Escape Artist: A Novel by Judith KatzLiterature1998
Hospital Time by Amy HoffmanNon-Fiction1998
Queerly Classed: Gay Man & Lesbians Write About Class by Susan RaffoNon-Fiction1998
Lonely Hunters: An Oral History Of Lesbian And Gay Southern Life, 1948-1968 by James T. SearsNon-Fiction1998
Sex and Sensibility: Stories of a Lesbian Generation by Arlene SteinNon-Fiction1998
Toward Amnesia by Sarah Van ArsdaleLiterature1997
The Beauty of Men by Andrew HolleranLiterature1997
Funny Boy by Shyam SelvaduraiLiterature1997
Bailey's Beads by Terry WolvertonLiterature1997
Straight News by Edward AlwoodNon-Fiction1997
Free Your Mind: The Book for Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Youth and Their Allies by Ellen BassNon-Fiction1997
Heaven's Coast: A Memoir by Mark DotyNon-Fiction1997
Cracks in the Iron Closet: Travels in Gay & Lesbian Russia by David TullerNon-Fiction1997
Two or Three Things I Know for Sure by Dorothy AllisonLiterature1996
Baby Be-Bop by Francesca Lia BlockLiterature1996
Stuck Rubber Baby by Howard CruseLiterature1996
The Promise of Rest by Reynolds PriceLiterature1996
Joining the Tribe: Growing Up Gay and Lesbian in the '90s by Linnea DueNon-Fiction1996
The Invention of Heterosexuality by Jonathan Ned KatzNon-Fiction1996
S/He by Minnie Bruce PrattNon-Fiction1996
The Gay and Lesbian Literary Heritage: A Readers Companion to the Writers and Their Works, from Antiquity to the Present by Claude J. SummersNon-Fiction1996
The Other Man Was Me: A Voyage to the New World by Rafael CampoLiterature1995
Chloe Plus Olivia: An Anthology of Lesbian Literature from the 17th Century to the Present by Lillian FadermanLiterature1995
The Dyke and the Dybbuk by Ellen GalfordLiterature1995
Winter Numbers: Poems by Marilyn HackerLiterature1995
Gay New York: Gender, Urban Culture, and the Makings of the Gay Male World, 1890-1940 by George ChaunceyNon-Fiction1995
Images in the Dark: An Encyclopedia of Gay and Lesbian Film and Video by Raymond MurrayNon-Fiction1995
Sister and Brother: Lesbians and Gay Men Write About Their Lives Together by Joan NestleNon-Fiction1995
She's Always Liked the Girls Best: Lesbian Plays : Roomers/Raincheck/Hannah Free/Movie Queens by Claudia AllenLiterature1994
Scissors, Paper, Rock by Fenton JohnsonLiterature1994
The Last Generation: Prose and Poetry by Cherrie MoragaLiterature1994
Growing Up Gay/Growing Up Lesbian: A Literary Anthology by Bennett L. SingerLiterature1994
Stonewall by Martin Bauml DubermanNon-Fiction1994
Lesbian and Gay Parenting Handbook: Creating and Raising Our Families by April MartinNon-Fiction1994
Lesbian Culture: An Anthology : The Lives, Work, Ideas, Art and Visions of Lesbians Past and Present by Julia PenelopeNon-Fiction1994
Lesbians, Gay Men, and the Law (The New Press Law in Context Series) by William B. RubensteinNon-Fiction1994
Almost History by Christopher BramLiterature1993
Vital Ties: A Novel by Karen KringleLiterature1993
Easy Way Out by Stephen McCauleyLiterature1993
Written on the Body by Jeanette WintersonLiterature1993
Positively Gay by Betty BerzonNon-Fiction1993
The Earth House by Jeanne DuPrauNon-Fiction1993
Becoming a Man: Half a Life Story by Paul MonetteNon-Fiction1993
Mother Clap's Molly House: The Gay Subculture in England 1700-1830 by Rictor NortonNon-Fiction1993
Member of the Family: Gay Men Write About Their Families by John PrestonNon-Fiction1993
The Two Mujeres by Sara Levi CalderónLiterature1992
Brother to Brother: New Writings by Black Gay Men by Essex HemphillLiterature1992
Hawkwings by Karen Lee OsborneLiterature1992
A Stone Gone Mad by Jacquelyn Holt ParkLiterature1992
An Atlas of the Difficult World: Poems 1988-1991 by Adrienne RichLiterature1992
The Road Before Us: 100 Gay Black Poets by Assoto SaintLiterature1992
Piece of My Heart: A Lesbian of Colour Anthology by Makeda SilveraLiterature1992
The Man Who Fell in Love with the Moon by Tom SpanbauerLiterature1992
Cancer in Two Voices by Sandra ButlerNon-Fiction1992
Violence Against Lesbians and Gay Men by Gary David ComstockNon-Fiction1992
Cures: a Gay Man's Odyssey by Martin Bauml DubermanNon-Fiction1992
Are You Two Together? by Lindsy Van GelderNon-Fiction1992
The Zuni Man-Woman by Will RoscoeNon-Fiction1992
A Home at the End of the World by Michael CunninghamLiterature1991
Music I Never Dreamed of by John GilgunLiterature1991
A Place I've Never Been by David LeavittLiterature1991
Out of Time by Paula MartinacLiterature1991
Landscape: Memory (Plume Contemporary Fiction) by Matthew StadlerLiterature1991
Coming out under fire by Allan BérubéNon-Fiction1991
Gay and Lesbian Library Service by Cal GoughNon-Fiction1991
Passions of the Cut Sleeve: The Male Homosexual Tradition in China by Bret HinschNon-Fiction1991
My Country, My Right to Serve: Experiences of Gay Men and Women in the Military, World War II to the Present by Mary Ann HumphreyNon-Fiction1991
Understanding Sexual Identity: A Book for Gay and Lesbian Teens and Their Friends by Janice E. RenchNon-Fiction1991
The Trouble with Harry Hay: Founder of the Modern Gay Movement by Stuart TimmonsNon-Fiction1991
The Safe Sea of Women: Lesbian Fiction 1969-1989 by Bonnie ZimmermanNon-Fiction1991
In a Different Light: Visual Culture, Sexual Identity, Queer Practice by Nayland BlakeLiterature1990
In Memory of Angel Clare by Christopher BramLiterature1990
A Place at the Table by Edith KoneckyLiterature1990
Equal Affections by David LeavittLiterature1990
When Someone You Know Is Gay by Susan CohenNon-Fiction1990
Hidden from History: Reclaiming the Gay and Lesbian Past by Martin Bauml DubermanNon-Fiction1990
Not a Passing Phase: Reclaiming Lesbians in History 1840-1985 by Lesbian History GroupNon-Fiction1990
Personal Dispatches: Writers Confront AIDS by John PrestonNon-Fiction1990

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Started in 1971, Stonewall Book Awards recognize LGBTQIA+ books that have "exceptional merit relating to the gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender experience." Sponsored by the American Library Association's Rainbow Round Table. (English, Member-written)
Previously ALA Stonewall Book Award Finalist (English, Member-written)

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