Last year, we were thrilled and proud to announce the release of the first book by an openly intersex author to be published by a Big 5 Publisher (Hachette Books), by our very own founding Director, long-time queer, non-binary intersex, Latinx activist and writer Hida Viloria. Viloria’s memoir, em>Born Both: An Intersex Life, received extensive praise from The Washington Post, The New York Times Book Review, NPR, Bustle, People magazine, School Library Journal, and many more, and Hida was interviewed about the groundbreaking book, which explores he/r personal journey to loving he/rself as a member of multiple marginalized communities and to becoming a human rights activist, in interviewed in Rolling Stone and Psychology Today.
This year, Born Both: An Intersex Life was nominated for a 2018 Lambda Literary Award (a.k.a. a “Lammy”), for LGBTQ non-fiction, and we couldn’t be prouder. Winners will be announced on June 4th at the award ceremony, known as the Lammys, in New York City.
“The Lammys, which receive national and international media attention, bring together 600 attendees—including nominees, celebrities, sponsors, and publishing executives—to celebrate excellence in LGBTQ publishing. It is the most prestigious and glamorous LGBTQ literary event in the world.
To have the first book by and about intersex people released by a top publisher receive this much recognition and positive attention is beyond our wildest dreams of bringing intersex voices and experience to the mainstream public. We thank Viloria for he/r vision, talent, and years of dedication and hard work to make this possible, and encourage you to get your copy of Both Both today if you haven’t already!