Although gay, lesbian, and queer theory are related practices, the three terms delineate separate emphases marked by different assumptions about the relationship between gender and sexuality.
Feminist literary theory is a complex, dynamic area of study that draws from a wide range of critical theories.
The Harlem Renaissance, an African-American literary movement of the 1920s and 1930s, included several important gay and lesbian writers.
The bisexual novelist and memoirist Violette Leduc is an astute psychological observer and a dramatic chronicler of women's issues.
Erotic and pornographic works have been written in many cultures since ancient times and recently have flourished with the relaxation of censorship.
Combining elements of incongruity, theatricality, and exaggeration, camp is a form of humor that helps homosexuals cope with a hostile environment.
Conflicted over his own sexuality, Tennessee Williams wrote directly about homosexuality only in his short stories, his poetry, and his late plays.
African-American writer Randall Kenan delineates the richly nuanced internal landscapes of the diverse inhabitants of his fictional community, Tims Creek, N. C.
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