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.
Congratulations to Hawaii, where same-sex marriages commenced shortly after midnight on December 2, 2013, when the state's marriage equality law took effect.
As Oskar Garcia reports for the Associated Press, six couples were the first to exchange vows at a Waikiki resort in front of a few hundred guests. Later in the evening dozens of others wed there on the 30th floor of the Sheraton Waikiki.
Elsewhere in Honolulu, an openly gay Unitarian minister wed his partner of 15 years in a ceremony attended by clergy who pushed for the new marriage law and Democratic Gov. Neil Abercrombie, who called last month's special legislative session that passed the bill.
Hawaii helped begin the national gay marriage discussion more than two decades ago when a same-sex couple was denied a marriage license, leading to a court fight that eventually helped prompt Congress to pass the Defense of Marriage Act in 1996. Part of that law, which stipulated that marriage was between a man and woman, was struck down earlier this year by the U.S. Supreme Court.
Honolulu Pride Chairman Michael Golojuch Jr., said at the Sheraton "We started this battle [for marriage equality] 23 years ago and we get to finish it tonight."
Inasmuch as tourism is the lifeblood of Hawaii, it is not coincidental that the new law allows couples to register for a license and be married the same day, a process that is especially convenient for tourists. Couples can also sign up for a license online then be verified by any license agent throughout the state.
Below is a video from the Daily Mail reporting on the Hawaii nuptials.