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.
On November 12, 2011, Judge Deborah A. Batts and Dr. Gwen Zornberg were wed in Washington, D.C. at the St. Gregory Hotel. The ceremony was officiated by Emily C. Hewitt, Chief Judge of the United States Court of Federal Claims.
Judge Batts became the first openly gay federal judge upon her appointment by President Clinton to the U.S. District Court in New York in 1994.
Dr.Zornberg is a lead medical epidemiologist for the Food and Drug Administration.
Judge Batts is known for her reticence about her private life. She has acknowledged that being a lesbian is "definitely an important part" of her life, but has added that it is only one important part of her life, saying, "I am also a very devoted mother, I'm an attorney, a former prosecutor, I'm an African-American."
Now she can add that she is also a legally-wed spouse.