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Dutch and Flemish Literature
The history of gay and lesbian literature in the Low Countries is rich and varied, reflecting the changing concepts of intimate relations between people of the same sex.
Dykewomon, Elana
In both her poetry and prose, Elana Dykewomon presents the lesbian as an active, dynamic hero on center stage.
Ellis, Bret Easton
Perhaps the most accomplished of the "Generation X" writers, Bret Easton Ellis creates works distinguished by transgressive themes, a fascination with popular culture, and a spare but resonant prose style.
Erotica and Pornography
Erotic and pornographic works have been written in many cultures since ancient times and recently have flourished with the relaxation of censorship.
Feinberg, David B.
In his novels anatomizing gay life at the peak of the AIDS epidemic, David Feinberg used humor as a defense mechanism, a means to avoid madness and despair in a world that had become nightmarishly absurd.
Feinberg, Leslie
Political organizer, grassroots historian, and accomplished writer, Leslie Feinberg is a pioneer of transgender activism and culture.
Fernandez, Dominique
A member of the Académie française, novelist and academic Dominique Fernandez pioneered the "psychobiography" and explores the complex question of the outlaw nature of homosexuality.
Ferro, Robert
American novelist Robert Ferro explores homosexual integration into the traditional family.
Fichte, Hubert
Novelist Hubert Fichte was the first author to introduce homosexuality openly into German literature after World War II.
Findley, Timothy
The works of award-winning Canadian novelist and playwright Timothy Findley examine the nature of power in society and the struggle to understand and achieve what is right.
Finnish Literature
Since the 1960s, Finnish authors and critics have written openly about both gay male and lesbian sexuality in both Finnish and Swedish.
Firbank, Ronald
Ronald Firbank's witty, campy novels mock the dominant homophobic, materialistic culture of early twentieth-century England.
Flanner, Janet
An expatriate journalist, novelist, and translator, Janet Flanner spent most of her adult life in Paris with her lover Solita Solano.
Folklore
The primary functions of folklore in gay and lesbian life and literature have been to aid in acculturation and cohesion and to help in coping with conflict.
Ford, Charles Henri (1910?-2002), and Parker Tyler (1904-1974)
Members of New York's early twentieth-century avant-garde, Charles Henri Ford and Parker Tyler are also the authors of a widely suppressed and largely unread experimental novel of 1930s gay life, The Young and Evil.
Forrest, Katherine V.
Writer and editor Katherine V. Forrest has played a major role in bringing lesbian fiction to the forefront of the mystery and science fiction genres.
Forster, E. M.
One of the finest English novelists of the twentieth century and a tireless defender of humane values, Forster deserves a special place in the gay and lesbian literary heritage.
Freeman, Mary Eleanor Wilkins
Many of the celebrated short stories by Mary Wilkins Freeman are characterized by intense love and passionate devotion between women.
French, Alice (Octave Thanet)
Lesbian local colorist Alice French wrote coded stories that celebrate independent, financially self-sufficient, women-centered women.
Gale, Patrick
English novelist Patrick Gale draws on his own varied background to explore gay men and lesbians in complex, often dysfunctional family units set within the worlds he finds most meaningful: London, Winchester, and Cornwall.
Genet, Jean
Jean Genet's work has left a powerful legacy to post-modernity and remains a provocation to questions of gay identity.
Ghost and Horror Fiction
Both male and female homosexuality or homosexual elements appear throughout the broad scope of ghost and horror fiction.
Gide, André
André Gide, one of the premier French writers of the twentieth century, reflected his homosexuality in many of his numerous works.
Gogol, Nikolai
Nikolai Gogol's repressed homosexuality is reflected obliquely in nearly all of his works, especially in the fear of marriage that permeates his stories and plays.
Goldsmith, Andrea
Australian novelist Andrea Goldsmith writes books that reflect her own life and dearest concerns--lesbian relationships, her hometown of Melbourne, Australian Jewish culture, and the inevitable, yet unpredictable, effect of the past upon the future.
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