Philip Rafshoon and J. Michael Bailey

Philip Rafshoon 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.

Philip Rafshoon

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On 24 February 2004, the selection committee including Philip Rafshoon 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 Philip Rafshoon regarding this matter as I receive them.

Other resources

Lambda Literary Foundation index page (by Andrea James)

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