David Rosen and J. Michael Bailey

David Rosen was on the 2003 selection committee for the Lambda Literary Awards. This committee voted to honor The Man Who Would Be Queen by J. Michael Bailey as a finalist for an award in the trans category in February 2004.

Insight Out Books is a gay and lesbian book club founded by two veterans of Quality Paperback Book Club, David Rosen and Retha Powers, another selection committee member.

David Rosen

Insight Out Books
1225 South Market St., Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

On 24 February 2004, the selection committee including David Rosen voted to retain the nomination of this book over the objections of the trans community and other concerned parties around the world.

In March 2004, the committee reconsidered and withdrew this nomination.

I will publish any comments or responses from David Rosen regarding this matter as I receive them.

Other resources

Lambda Literary Foundation index page

LINK: Full Lambda Literary Award coverage (by Professor Lynn Conway)