Best known for his genius in art and architecture, Michelangelo was also an accomplished author of homoerotic poetry.
The bisexual Lord Byron treated many of his homosexual love affairs in his poetry, encoding them by the use of classical references or by purporting that they were affairs with women.
Before Stonewall, censorship of the theater caused authors to encode homosexual content in publicly-presented plays.
Combining elements of incongruity, theatricality, and exaggeration, camp is a form of humor that helps homosexuals cope with a hostile environment.
Sri Lankan-Canadian writer Shyam Selvadurai has emerged as a significant figure in post-colonial and gay writing by virtue of the style, wit, and perspicacity of his three novels.
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.
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.
A vigorous gay and lesbian literature emerged in the Philippines in the last two decades of the twentieth century.
On February 1, 2014, Rory O'Neill, whose alter ego Panti Bliss is a well-known drag queen, performance artist, and activist, took the stage of Dublin's Abbey Theatre, to make an impassioned speech about homophobia and the oppression it creates.
The context of Panti Bliss's brilliant response is that several weeks ago, O'Neill, appearing as himself on the national television channel RTÉ, called out a number of public figures--including a Roman Catholic lobbying group--for homophobia.
Those public figures immediately cloaked themselves in the rhetoric of victimology and threatened O'Neill and RTÉ with legal action, claiming to have been injured because they were called homophobes.
Shamefully, RTÉ quickly apologized and paid out a large sum of money to avoid litigation.
More about the controversy, may be found here.
Panti Bliss, however, has not settled. Instead, she took to the Abbey stage to explain exactly how homophobia works.
The video below is must watching.