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.
The Harlem Renaissance, an African-American literary movement of the 1920s and 1930s, included several important gay and lesbian writers.
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.
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.
Conflicted over his own sexuality, Tennessee Williams wrote directly about homosexuality only in his short stories, his poetry, and his late plays.
Erotic and pornographic works have been written in many cultures since ancient times and recently have flourished with the relaxation of censorship.
Feminist literary theory is a complex, dynamic area of study that draws from a wide range of critical theories.
James Baldwin, a pioneering figure in twentieth-century literature, wrote sustained and articulate challenges to American racism and mandatory heterosexuality.
The Chicago Gay Men's Chorus celebrates the season.
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.
The London Gay Men's Chorus sings "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town.
The Chicago Gay Men's Chorus performs "(I'll Be Home) With Bells On."
The Portland Gay Men's Chorus a cappella subgroup Cascade sings Owl City's "The Christmas Song (Christmas With You)" at their 2012 holiday concert.
The incomparable Melissa Etheridge sings "Christmas in America: Send My Baby Home."
From the Windy City Gay Chorus 2012 Holiday Concert.
Dan O'Leary and the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus say "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas."
The Indigo Girls sing "Mistletoe."
Melissa Manchester and the Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles perform "A Mother's Prayer" in memory of the glbtq youth who have been lost to bullying and despair.
The Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles has dedicated their performance of David Bowie's arrangement of "Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy" to the families of Newtown, Connecticut, where a gunman killed 26 people last week.