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.
Congressman Jared Polis.
Congressman Jared Polis and his partner Marlon Reis have announced the birth of their son Caspian Julius on September 30, 2011.
The Colorado Democrat reported that his child was born weighing 8lbs., 12oz. He added, "Baby and parents are doing well, baby has learned to cry already!"
The announcement asked for "No gifts please, just nice thoughts for Caspian, humankind, the planet, and the universe!"
The proud parents have not revealed other details of the boy's conception and birth.
Polis is one of four openly gay members of Congress. The other three are Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin, David Cicilline of Rhode Island, and Barney Frank of Massachusetts.
He is co-sponsor of the "Every Child Deserves a Family Act," which is pending in Congress. The bill would prohibit discrimination in adoption or foster care placement based on the sexual orientation, marital status, or gender identity of the potential parent, or the sexual orientation or gender identity of the child.