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.
May the Holiday Season be rewarding and fulfilling for all of us. Here is some music to get you into the spirit of the season.
In this video, John Barrowman says "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas":
Melissa Etheridge covers John Lennon's "Happy XMas (War Is Over)":
Here the London Gay Men's Chorus's sings "Coming Out at Christmas":
The San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus performs "We Are Lights," the Chanukah Song:
Chris Colfer and Darren Criss in "Baby, It's Cold Outside":
The Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles performs "Chanukah in Santa Monica":
The Seattle Gay Men's Chorus performs "Scrooge's Carol":
k. d. lang sings Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah":
Joan Baez sings the Cherry Tree Carol:
Sam Harris says "Merry Christmas, Darling" and "Get Here":