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.
We wish you all a happy and prosperous new year. May 2012 bring us closer to equal rights under the law everywhere and may we all realize our fondest hopes and dreams.
The Portland Gay Men's Chorus, joined by soprano Dru Rutledge, asks "What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?"
Chely Wright and the Indigo Girls remind us that "It Really Is a Wonderful Life."
George Michael and Elton John plead "Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me."
Sweet Honey in the Rock vows "Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Round."
Adam Lambert promises "A Change Is Gonna Come."
Auld Lang Syne and fireworks from London.