I first met fellow writer Trebor Healey at Palm Springs Pridewhere we were both signing copies of our novels at the Authors' Village. Given that the title of my first novel includes the word "depression" and his recent title contains the word "sorrow," we quickly bonded over a shared lament of others trying to convince us to change our titles into something "happier. Entirely by happenstance, Healey found himself with his next two works both released on the same day.
Recently, Alan Hollinghurst said the gay novel is dead. Queer people face dangerous and deadly challenges — both in the United States and abroad — and it falls on writers to continue to bring these stories to light. Spanning from the 19th century to the present day, these books demonstrate that, while much has changed for LGBT people, many struggles persist.
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This list contains over of the most notable gay writers ever, with photos where available. Some of the literary world's best talent has come from gay writers. The best gay authors may or may not choose to speak openly about their sexuality and tackle it as a theme in their writing or in their books.
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Works of these authors are part of LGBT literature. As this list includes writers from antiquity until the present, it is clearly understood that the term "LGBT" may not ideally describe the identity of all authors, particularly for those who wrote before the nineteenth century. In some cases, it is more useful to consider such authors as persons who expressed attractions for persons of the same sex for example, Sappho or Platoand avoid the anachronistic use of contemporary labels.
Take a look at your books and count how many of them were written by straight dudes. Now, how many were written by queer authors? Fewer, I'm sure.
By Drew Paynein Fiction. Simon is sixteen and on the edge of everything changing, his world changing from adolescent to adult, to facing up to his sexuality and coming out, but not just yet. Over eighteen different days, during four weeks in spring, this story follows Simon as he navigates the difficult journey of his coming out.