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Ghost and Horror Fiction
Both male and female homosexuality or homosexual elements appear throughout the broad scope of ghost and horror fiction.
Gidlow, Elsa
Elsa Gidlow, known to many as the "poet-warrior," was unabashedly visible as an independent woman, a lesbian, a writer, and a bohemian-anarchist at a time when such visibility was both unusual and potentially dangerous.
Ginsberg, Allen
The forthrightly gay Allen Ginsberg is probably the best-known American poet to emerge in the post-World War II period.
Gomez, Jewelle
In her poetry, fiction, and essays, Jewelle Gomez seeks to merge her black, feminist, and lesbian identities into an indivisible whole.
Goodman, Paul
The candor with which the bisexual Paul Goodman wrote about the homosexual libido in his poetry and fiction made him an important and highly visible advocate of gay liberation.
Gothicism
The Gothic has always offered writers and readers the chance to experience the excitement of transgressive sexuality of various kinds, including male and female homosexuality.
Grahn, Judy
Judy Grahn has been an effective leader the gay rights movement, and her identity as a lesbian and a feminist has infused all of her works, in both prose and poetry.
Grier, Barbara
As bibliographer, reviewer, collector, editor, and co-founder of Naiad Press, Barbara Grier was an important nurturer of lesbian literature.
Grimké, Angelina Weld
A noted African-American writer from the 1900s through the 1920s, Angelina Weld Grimké fell into obscurity in the 1930s and was only rediscovered in the 1980s; her inability to act on her sexual desires inspired her writing and contributed to her ultimately abandoning it.
Grimsley, Jim
By the end of the twentieth century, playwright and fiction writer Jim Grimsley had firmly established himself as a central voice in an exploding, Southern, gay literary renaissance.
Grumbach, Doris
In her novels, especially those based on the lives of actual people, Doris Grumbach treats homosexual relationships matter-of-factly as an integral part of the human landscape.
Gunn, Thom
The Anglo-American writer Thom Gunn was a major gay poet and a perceptive critic of gay poetry.
Gurganus, Allan
Novelist and short story writer Allan Gurganus has been called "the most technically gifted and morally responsive writer of his generation."
Hall, Richard
In his novels and short stories, plays, and critical writings, Richard Hall focused almost exclusively on issues of gay identity and community.
Halliburton, Richard
There has been renewed interest in the life and work of American adventurer and travel writer Richard Halliburton at least in part because of his homosexuality.
Hansberry, Lorraine
As a part of her fight for social justice, playwright and political activist Lorraine Hansberry supported the emerging American lesbian liberation movement.
Hansen, Joseph
Best known as the author of the Dave Brandstetter mystery series, Hansen also published a considerable body of nonmystery fiction and poetry, most of it dominated by homosexual characters and themes.
The Harlem Renaissance
The Harlem Renaissance, an African-American literary movement of the 1920s and 1930s, included several important gay and lesbian writers.
Harris, Bertha
The novelist Bertha Harris has been credited with creating what was called a "new lesbian fiction."
Harris, E. Lynn
In page-turning novels that appeal to a broad and diverse audience, E. Lynn Harris exposed the bisexuality and homosexuality within the black middle class.
Hart, Ellen
Prolific mystery writer Ellen Hart, winner of multiple Lambda Literary Awards, writes "whydunits" rather than "whodunits."
Hartinger, Brent
Although best known as a writer of young adult fiction, Brent Hartinger is also a playwright and an activist against censorship.
Heim, Scott
Best known for his critically acclaimed debut novel Mysterious Skin (1995), Scott Heim has resisted the label "gay writer," but avows his interest in "the psychology behind the darker human impulses."
Hemingway, Ernest
Ernest Hemingway, himself sexually insecure, included negative, even abusive portrayals of gay men in his fiction.
Hemphill, Essex
Despite his relatively brief literary career, Essex Hemphill became arguably the most critically acclaimed and best known openly gay contemporary African-American poet.
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