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 we all have a joyous and thoughtful and rewarding holiday season. This year, the American Thanksgiving holiday coincides with the beginning of the Jewish festival of lights, Chanukah. To all a very happy Thanksgiving and a very happy Chanukah.
In commemoration of Thanksgiving, the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus presents "My Thanksgiving Prayer" from New World Waking (music by Steve Schalchlin; lyrics by Rev. Peter J. Carman; arranged and conducted by Dr. Kathleen C. McGuire).
In honor of Chanukah, the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus with Karen Hart present "Judah and His Maccabees."
On a lighter note, to celebrate the unusual occurrence of Thanksgiving and Chanukah coinciding, Six13, an a capella collective claiming to be "the originators of today's Jewish a cappella sound," have created a "Thanksgivukkah Anthem" (h/t Towlroad.com).