The literati’s glitterati were out in full force and a more fabulous night there wasn’t.
The Great Hall at Cooper Union in New York was the scene of a dramatic explosion of gay brainpower and talent Monday night for the awarding of the 27th Annual Lambda Literary Awards -- a/k/a The Lammys.
Let’s do some name dropping: Alison Bechdel,Justin Vivian Bond, Andrew Rannells, Susie Bright, Alan Cumming, Janet Mock, and Michelangelo Signorile.
Need more? How about gossip great Liz Smith and Gloria Steinem.
And those were just the presenters.
Among the major awards were two of the LGBT community’s biggest heroes and sheroes -- Rita Mae Brown and John Waters.
Brown is famed author of the lesbian classic, Rubyfruit Jungle, and her Lammy was the Pioneer Award.
She’s a groundbreaker on multiple levels and was among a group of lesbians who in the 1970s forced the feminist movement to halt the de facto policy of sweeping LGBT issues aside.