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.
Danish gay activist Axel Axgil died on October 29, 2011 in a Copenhagen hospital following complications from a fall. He was 96. His long-time partner Eigel Axgil preceded him in death. The two, who had been together for 40 years at the time, were among 11 couples to exchange vows on October 1, 1989, when Denmark became the first country in the world to recognize same-sex partnership with almost all the rights extended to heterosexual married couples.
In 1948, Axel, born Axel Lundahl-Madsen, and Eigil, born Eigil Eskildsen, together with several friends, founded F-48 or Forbundet af 1948 (The League of 1948), Denmark's first gay rights organization.
Vivi Jelstrup, a spokeswoman for LGBA Danmark, said Axgil in many ways personified the struggle for gay rights in Denmark.