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.
Acclaimed ballet dancer Alexander Grant (1925-2011) died on September 30, 2011 in London. Especially known for his character roles in ballets by Frederick Ashton, Grant was a member of the Royal Ballet from 1946 to 1976, and served as artistic director of the National Ballet of Canada from 1976 to 1983. In 1969, he was described by New York Times critic Clive Barnes as "one of the few great, as opposed to merely magnificent, dancers of our time." He is survived by Jean-Pierre Gasquet, his partner of 54 years.
Grant appears in this undated archival film: