Lambda Literary is struggling under the devastating financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic. On April 17, the organization launched a campaign tagged #SaveLambdaLiterary to help raise funds.
The appeals was made in a letter signed by Amy Scholder, President, Board of Trustees and
Sue Landers, Executive Director of Lambda Literary. A portion of the appeal reads:
“We are reaching out today because Lambda Literary needs your help to survive.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on so many people, families, and organizations—including ours. It has forced us to suspend much of the work we do on behalf of the LGBTQ community and has disrupted many sources of our income…Without immediate and substantial financial assistance, Lambda Literary will be forced to cease operations.
Lambda Literary was founded to defend and promote writing centered around LGBTQ experience. They curate reviews of books about LGBTQ experience, invite LGBTQ writers to schools, support aspiring writers, and hold the annual Lambda Lit Fest.
So far, they have been able to raise $179,831 of $175,000 from over 1,508 donors. Landers released a follow-up statement expressing gratitude. But, it’s not too late to donate.
Brittle Paper was at the 2019 Lambda Literary Festival last year, so we know first hand how valuable their impact is.
Make a donation HERE.