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 Evan Wolfson and Dr. Cheng He, who were wed in New York City on October 15, 2011. Wolfson is a key architect in the struggle to legalize same-sex marriage; He is a molecular biologist. They exchanged vows at Gustavino's, a Manhattan restaurant.
Wolfson and He have been a couple since 2002. They could have married elsewhere earlier, but they decided to wait until they could wed in their own state. Fittingly, Wolfson worked tirelessly to persuade the New York legislature to pass the marriage equality bill that made New York the sixth American state to permit same-sex marriage.
Despite his immersion in the political movement for equal rights, Wolfson emphasizes, "For me, getting married is not about making a political statement; it's about wanting to build a life together, wanting to have protections for one another, wanting to make a commitment in front of your family and friends, just like everyone else."
The couple's wedding is the subject of a New York Times feature story by Nate Schweber, which may be found here: Evan Wolfson and Cheng He.