Faculty of the Year Award, Purchase College Student Union.
Cherry Grove, Fire Island, winner of the Ruth Benedict Award (the Society of Lesbian and Gay Anthropologists) for outstanding book on a lesbian or gay topic; nominated for a Lambda Literary Award; named Outstanding Book on the subject of human rights in North America by the Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Human Rights in North America.
Kessler Lecturer, Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies (CLAGS) at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.
1997 Distinguished Gay/lesbian Alumnus, University of Michigan Center for Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender Affairs
Mark E. Ouderkirk Lecturer, Museum of the City of New York
Rockefeller Fellowship in the Humanities, Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies (CLAGS) of the Graduate Center of the City University of New York
Kempner Distinguished Professorship, Purchase College/ SUNY
Margaret Mead Made Me Gay winner of the Ruth Benedict Prize of the Society of Lesbian and Gay Anthropologists; nominated for a Lambda Literary Award (Lammy) in Lesbian Studies; semi-finalist for the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgendered Round Table of the American Library Association in non-fiction.
Mother Camp (#55) and Cherry Grove, Fire Island (#78) voted among the 100 Best Lesbian & Gay Nonfiction Books by panel of judges recruited by the Publisher’s Triangle, an organization of writers and people in publishing interested in LGBT books.
Distinguished Alumni, Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality, University of Chicago.