NLGJA Journalist of the Year (National Lesbian & Gay Journalist)
SPJ Deadline Club Award for Best Arts Reporting (Society of Professional Journalists)
4 First Prizes, NATJA for Excellence in Travel Writing (North American Travel Journalists Association)
Philippine Presidential Award "Pamana Ng Pilipino (Legacy of the Filipino Nation)" (President Benigno Aquino Jr.)
Philippine American Press Club's Plaridel Award for Outstanding Editorial Commentary
George Jean Nathan Award for Dramatic Criticism (Cornell, Yale and Princeton Universities)
Literature Laureate of South Korea (Incheon Art Platform & Incheon Foundation for Arts & Culture)
Ford Foundation//Institute of International Education Media + Knowledge Grant
Margo Jefferson (Negroland)
"A first-rate writer and editor. Randy Gener understands culture in the widest sense — as news, as art, as politics, as media."
New York Daily News
"Randy Gener is a champion of cultural exchange and dialogue."
Society of Professional Journalists
"Randy shed light into government censorship and repression. He met the highest standards of excellence in journalism. He went above and beyond with regards to enterprise, resourcefulness and overcoming obstacles in pursuit of the story."
NEA Arts Journalism Institue
"Those of us who knew and worked with him at The Village Voice were immediately impressed with his passion for work, his energy, and his tremendous good nature — none of which has diminished. It's gratifying to see him now at the top of his game, with more to accomplish."