I’m a bit late on this one, but the lovely people at Twelfth Planet Press have launched an award for disability advocacy in SFF literature. The award is named after D Franklin whose support for the Defying Doomsday anthology made the award possible. I think that makes it the first SFF award named after a self-identified trans person (the qualifier being because we already have the Tiptree, and frankly Heinlein sets off my trandar).
The award is worth $200 each year. I’m assuming that’s Australian dollars because TPP is based in Australia. The jury for the first year will be Tsana Dolichva, Holly Kench and Alisa Krasnostein. For more information, including a link to a form to nominate 2016 works, go ye here.
This sounds like an excellent initiative, and well done D!