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.
On April 20, 2013, the 24th annual GLAAD Media Awards were held in Los Angeles. The most controversial moment came when the Agent for Change Award was presented to former President Clinton, but the evening included many more highlights, including a rousing speech directed at the Supreme Court by entertainment attorney Steve Warren, who received the Stephen F. Kolzak Award, which honors an openly glbtq member of the entertainment or media community for his or her work toward eliminating homophobia. His speech and other video highlights are below.
In the video below, host Drew Barrymore opens the awards ceremony.
Steve Warren was introduced by Charlize Theron and Leonardi DiCaprio and proceeded to give a speech in which he called Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia a bully and pleaded with Supreme Court Justices Kennedy and Roberts to do the right thing.
In the clip below, Alex Pettyfer, Betty White, and Cloris Leachman come out for equality.
In the following clip, Toby Maguire presents the GLAAD Media Award to Perks of Being a Wallflower as Outstanding Film--Wide Release.
In the clip below, Darren Criss entertains the audience with a version of Carly Rae Jepson's "Call Me Maybe," which also references the Supreme Court.