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.
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Congratulations to director Tim Wolff on the release of his documentary film, The Sons of Tennessee Williams. The film tells the story of New Orleans' gay Mardi Gras Krewes, and through their history documents the fight for glbtq liberation in New Orleans.
Combining extraordinary footage of forty years of Mardi Gras balls and interviews with members of the Krewes, including especially glbtq.com contributor Albert Carey, the film demonstrates the seriousness beneath the apparent frivolity of the gay balls, which have come to be a significant element of the New Orleans Mardi Gras scene.
The film places the history of the Mardi Gras balls in the context of a struggle against oppression and reveals a political dimension to a tradition that may seem apolitical in the extreme.
The Sons of Tennessee Williams has been shown at several film festivals and on the PBS channel in New Orleans. It opens in New York at Quad Cinemas on W. 13th Street on October 7th, with a national release planned thereafter.Below is a trailer for the film: