Winner, Fragrance Foundation Award for Editorial Excellence in Fragrance Coverage (Allure), 2010.
Winner, Fragrance Foundation Award for Best Scent Feature (Allure), 2009.
Co-winner, Fragrance Foundation Award for Excellence in Fragrance Coverage (Allure), 2004.
Finalist, American Library Association Gay/Lesbian Nonfiction Book Award (for The Girls Next Door, Simon & Schuster), 1997.
Finalist, American Library Association Gay/Lesbian Nonfiction Book Award (for Are You Two...Together?, Random House), 1992.
Second Runner Up, Best Guide Book, Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Competition, Society of American Travel Writers Foundation (for Are You Two...Together?), 1991.
National Semi-finalist, NASA Journalist in Space competition (Ms. Magazine), 1986.
Newspaper Guild Page One Award for Local Reporting (for a series in the New York Post about attending a Bronx high school undercover as a student), 1970.
Listed in the New York Review of Books’ "Reader’s’ Catalog: 40,000 Best Books in Print" (for The Girls Next Door).
Listed in numerous editions of Who's Who of American Women, Who's Who in Media and Communications, Who's Who in the East, Who's Who of Emerging Leaders in America, Who's Who in the World, and Who's Who of Professional and Executive Women.
Interviewed in many publications, including:
Drinking Diaries: www.drinkingdiaries.com/2010/10/27/interview-with-lindsy-van-gelder/
New York Magazine: http://nymag.com/news/features/ms-magazine-2011-11/index7.html