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LGBTQ+ Graphic Novels: Awards

Lambda Literary Awards

"For over 30 years, the Lambda Literary Awards (the "Lammys") have identified and honored the best lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender books." Finalists are selected by literary professionals who read submissions from over 300 publishers. Below are the 2019 nominees for Graphic Novel.

Prism Awards

"The Prism Awards are presented to comic works by queer authors and works that promote the growing body of diverse, powerful, innovative, positive or challenging representations of LGBTQAI+ characters in fiction or nonfiction comics...the nominees and awards are voted on by a diverse group comics professionals, educators, librarians, journalists and writers." Below are some of the nominees for 2018.

GLAAD Media Awards

"The GLAAD Media Awards recognize and honor media for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the LGBTQ community and the issues that affect their lives." Below are the 2019 nominees for Outstanding Comic Book.

Over the Rainbow Booklist

Over the Rainbow Booklists are selected by the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table of the American Library Association. Below are the 2019 selections for Graphic Narrative.

Stonewall Book Awards

The Stonewall Book Awards are sponsored by the American Library Association's Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table. While there is no specific award for graphic novels, they are still sometimes chosen as nominees. Below are some recent nominees that are graphic novels.

Rainbow Book List

The Rainbow Book List comprises books with "significant gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or queer/questioning content aimed at children and youth from birth to age 18." The list is selected each January by members of the GLBT Round Table and Social Responsibilities Round Table of the American Library Association. Below are the 2019 selections for Graphic Novels.