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 Paris Prince and Dr. Ravi Perry, who are the first gay male couple whose wedding is featured in Jet Magazine, the nation's preeminent African-American biweekly. The December 10, 2012 issue of Jet highlights the wedding of Perry, who is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Mississippi State University, and Prince, who is a licensed real estate broker and a compliance officer for the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination. The couple was married in August at their home in Worcester, Massachusetts.
The feature, JET LOVE, showcases couples and explains how they fell in love. In the case of Prince and Perry, the pair met "while Ravi was studying for his Ph.D. but 300 miles separated them. The fact that Paris never complained about the six hour drive to see his beloved sealed the deal for Ravi."
In its August 8, 2011 issue, Jet highlighted a lesbian couple, Nyema Vernon and Dr. Tenika Jackson, who were married in Burbank, California.
Daryl Hannah, in a posting at the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) blog, quotes GLAAD president Herndon Graddick saluting Jet Magazine for its "extensive legacy of covering the lives of LGBT African-Americans" and "for continuing to highlight the diversity of the African-American community."
Perry and Prince are also quoted on the blog: "We are excited and honored to have our wedding featured in the historic yet ever-current JET magazine. Long the hallmark in publishing news, culture, and events pertaining to the black American experience, Jet's publishing of our union is historic."
In the video below, Perry speaks at the first Annual Hispanic Black Gay Coalition Youth Empowerment Conference, explaining the recent progress made by the glbtq community.