Another one of my New Year’s resolutions this year is to become a member of Lambda Literary Foundation (LLF). So I went to the LLF web site and found this:
The Lambda Literary Foundation is the leading national nonprofit for LGBT readers, writers, publishers, editors, librarians, booksellers and the entire LGBT literary community. Your membership contributions help to sustain our programs: the Lambda Literary Awards, the Writers’ Retreat for Emerging LGBT Voices, and our website, LambdaLiterary.org, the web’s premier online destination for LGBT literature.
It’s not that difficult to become a member, at least not as difficult as becoming a member of other organizations. In fact, it sounds so simple I had to read it a few times just to be sure I wasn’t missing anything.
Basically all you have to do it make a tax deductible donation. There’s a snail mail address for checks, and a paypal link for online donations. The LLF also has a secure payment system as well.
There are the membership levels, which you can read more about at this link for the LLF.
$25-$249 Public acknowledgement on website
$250-$499 All previous benefits plus: Autographed copy of an LGBT title (new members only)
$500-$999 All previous benefits plus: 2 tickets to Lambda Literary Awards Ceremony & After-Party
$1,000 & up All previous benefits plus: 4 tickets to Lambda Literary Awards Ceremony & After-Party
The reason I’m going to become a member this year is because I think the LLF should be supported in a general sense, all politics aside. It’s been around for a long time, and I think the more people who support it make it stronger.
It’s really that plain and simple sometimes, especially if you are an LGBT author, publisher, or reader of LGBT books. The link above to the LLF is the only one you’ll need.
And, for those who would like to remain anonymous, you can request that, too.