The works of García Lorca, internationally recognized as Spain's most prominent lyric poet and dramatist of the twentieth century, are filled with thinly veiled homosexual motifs and themes.
There has always been homosexual involvement in American musical theatre and a homosexual sensibility even in straight musicals, and recently the Broadway musical has welcomed openly homosexual themes and situations.
Best known for his genius in art and architecture, Michelangelo was also an accomplished author of homoerotic poetry.
The African-American gay male literary tradition consists of a substantial body of texts and includes some of the most gifted writers of the twentieth century.
Combining elements of incongruity, theatricality, and exaggeration, camp is a form of humor that helps homosexuals cope with a hostile environment.
Langston Hughes, whose literary legacy is enormous and varied, was closeted, but homosexuality was an important influence on his literary imagination, and many of his poems may be read as gay texts.
James Baldwin, a pioneering figure in twentieth-century literature, wrote sustained and articulate challenges to American racism and mandatory heterosexuality.
Oscar Wilde is important both as an accomplished writer and as a symbolic figure who exemplified a way of being homosexual at a pivotal moment in the emergence of gay consciousness.
Congratulations to Brand USA for creating an inclusive video to highlight travel in the United States. Established by Congress in the Travel Promotion Act of 2010, the agency was created to launch a global marketing effort to promote the United States as a travel destination. It has released a stunning new video that includes--albeit fleetingly--a gay couple among many ethnicities that constitute the American mosaic. Called "Land of Dreams," the video features Roseanne Cash singing an original song she wrote with John Leventhal.
The gay couple may be seen riding a New Orleans streetcar at 1:16 into the 2:23 minute video.
The ad is scheduled to run in the United Kingdom, Canada, and Japan.
For information about travel experiences in the United States, visit Brand USA's consumer website at www.DiscoverAmerica.com