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.
Zach Wahls on Late Night with David Letterman.
Congratulations to Zach Wahls on the publication of his book, My Two Moms: Lessons of Love, Strength, and What Makes a Family, written with Bruce Littlefield. In his book, Wahls, who came to national attention when his January 31, 2011 speech to the Iowa House Judiciary Committee became an Internet sensation, tells the story of his family.
Ellen DeGeneres describes My Two Moms as "A resounding testament to individuality and to the power of family in all forms from the young man who 'lit up the Internet.'"
My Two Moms is officially published on April 26, 2012 in both hardback and electronic formats. It may be ordered here.
Below is a trailer for the book.
In the clip below, Wahls talks about his book on the Late Show with David Letterman on April 23, 2012.