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 September 26, 2011, the U.S. Senate confirmed Robert L. Pitman of Austin as U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Texas. Upon being sworn in on October 2, he became the first openly gay U.S. Attorney in Texas.
Pitman was nominated for the post by President Obama on the recommendation of Republican Senators Kay Bailey Hutchinson and John Cornyn. His appointment was opposed by social conservative groups in Texas.
A native of Fort Worth, Pitman attended Abilene Christian University and earned his law degree at the University of Texas, where he has served as an adjunct professor.
Since October 2003, Pitman has served as a federal magistrate judge for the U.S. District Court of Western Texas. He previously served as Chief Deputy U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Texas.
He is the fourth openly gay or lesbian U.S. Attorney appointed by President Obama.
The other three are Jenny Durkan of the Western District of Washington; Laura Duffy of the Southern District of California; and Anne Tompkins of the Western District of North Carolina.