We are excited and deeply honored to announce Life Beyond My Body: A Transgender Journey to Manhood in China has won the 2017 Lambda Literary award for Transgender Nonfiction.
From Lambda Literary:
29th Annual Lambda Literary Award Winners Announced
On Monday, June 12, Lambda Literary, the nation’s leading organization advancing lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) literature, announced the winners of the 29th Annual Lambda Literary Awards (the “Lammys”) at a ceremony hosted by multi-genre artist Justin Vivian Bond at NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts in New York City. The ceremony brought together attendees, sponsors, and celebrities to celebrate excellence in LGBT literature and twenty-nine years of the groundbreaking literary awards. [read more]
TRANSFAITH EDITOR’S NOTE: In a publishing landscape that focuses on the stories of white trans people, when trans people are featured at all, Lei Ming’s Life Beyond My Body is a blessing. Its harrowing, honest narrative conveys the vulnerability of growing up trans. Its gripping depiction of overcoming unthinkable situations with faith and determination is a testament to spiritual transcendence and an inspiration to trans people of faith everywhere. We hope you enjoy the first chapter as much as we did, and buy the book from Transgress Press or through Amazon.