Best known for his genius in art and architecture, Michelangelo was also an accomplished author of homoerotic poetry.
The bisexual Lord Byron treated many of his homosexual love affairs in his poetry, encoding them by the use of classical references or by purporting that they were affairs with women.
Before Stonewall, censorship of the theater caused authors to encode homosexual content in publicly-presented plays.
Combining elements of incongruity, theatricality, and exaggeration, camp is a form of humor that helps homosexuals cope with a hostile environment.
Sri Lankan-Canadian writer Shyam Selvadurai has emerged as a significant figure in post-colonial and gay writing by virtue of the style, wit, and perspicacity of his three novels.
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.
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.
A vigorous gay and lesbian literature emerged in the Philippines in the last two decades of the twentieth century.
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: