Thursday, May 22, 2008

Lammy finalists do queer reading

Bestselling gay novelist Christopher Rice introduced Kittredge Cherry (left) and six other Lambda Literary Awards finalists in a reading at A Different Light Bookstore in West Hollywood on May 8, 2008. Lots more photos below.

She got the honor for writing Art That Dares: Gay Jesus, Woman Christ, and More. The awards recognize excellence in the field of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender literature.

Kitt can't help smiling about being a Lammy finalist.

James St. James reads from his novel Freak Show. Other finalists include, from left, Frederick Smith (Right Side of the Wrong Bed), Jeff Hobbs (The Tourists), Victor Bumbalo (Niagara Falls) and Kittredge Cherry (Art That Dares).

Don’t miss the artwork on the upper right. It’s Jesus and Lord Rama by Alex Donis from my book Art That Dares: Gay Jesus, Woman Christ, and More.

Other Lammy finalists at the reading include, from left, Thom Bierds (Forgiving Troy), Myriam Gurba (Dahlia Season) and Frederick Smith (Right Side of the Wrong Bed).

It’s not too late to get tickets for the big Lammy awards ceremony May 29 in West Hollywood. For more info, visit

Kittredge Cherry blogs at the Jesus in Love Blog and edits the Jesus in Love Newsletter on queer spirituality and the arts. She offers GLBT and progressive spiritual resources at

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