LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) writers in the United Kingdom. Subcategories. This category has the following 4 subcategories, out of 4 total. E. LGBT writers from England (333 P) N. LGBT writers from Northern Ireland (5 P) S. LGBT writers from Scotland (31 P) W.
Oscar Wilde (who also appears on this list), after meeting Whitman in 1882, was adamant that Whitman was gay, and even told the activist George Cecil Ives, “I have the kiss of Walt Whitman still on my lips.”Estimated Reading Time: 7 mins
Poet, essayist, and journalist Walt Whitman is considered one of the most influential poets in American literature and is often called the father of free verse. His works were considered controversial in his time as there was an allusion to homosexuality in his verses. It is believed the poet was either homosexual or …
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. The LGBTQ+ community has contributed wonderful pieces of writing — from poems and novels to fantastic journalism — and many gay writers of the 20th century, like Oscar Wilde and Tennessee Williams, are studied in school and revered for their work.
Pages in category "LGBT writers from England" The following 200 pages are in this category, out of approximately 331 total. This list may not reflect recent changes ().(previous page) ()
Iconic gay author Christopher Isherwood wrote A Single Man (which was adapted into a movie) and Goodbye to Berlin (which, fun fact, is what Cabaret is based on).
Books shelved as gay-authors: Adventure-Pom! by Sean Dryden, The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde, Less by Andrew Sean Greer, Giovanni's Room b...
This list of LGBT writers includes writers who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender or otherwise non-heterosexual who have written about LGBT themes, elements or about LGBT issues (such as Jonny Frank). 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 ...Estimated Reading Time: 3 mins
Shrewd observers and lavish prose stylists, the writers on this list deserve your readership. Their variously humane and hilarious portraits of same-sex love and lust—and the everyday lives of those who experience it—are illuminating, whether you’re gay, straight, or somewhere in between.
Alan Hollinghurst is an openly gay author living in London. He’s written several gay books (mostly novels), and two of them are on this list: his 1988 work, The Swimming-Pool Library, looks at gay life in the UK before and after the repeal of the 1967 Sexual Offences Act, which decriminalized homosexuality.
Toronto Star , October 15, The New York Times , June 27, John Elizabeth Stintzi. Cleis Press. JSTOR Locke was gay, and acted as a mentor and role model to several other gay members of the Harlem Renaissance, including Countee Cullen, who appears on this list. Comparative Hungarian Cultural Studies. Stein wrote some beautiful and bizarre books, from the experimental Tender Buttons to the collected novellas Three Lives. Guy Hocquenghem 10 December — 28 August was a French writer, philosopher, and queer theorist The Guardian. John Addington Symonds. The Book Show , February 7, The New Yorker , July 16, There is nothing unnatural about it…. He is the author of the award-winning novel Sarah Ann Waters born 21 July is a Welsh novelist. Birthplace: Traverse City, Michigan. His first novel, Confessions of a Mask , is a semi-autobiographical tale of a young man who must deal with concealing his homosexuality in Imperial Japan. The Globe and Mail. His fiction is complemented by recognized works in design and visual art arising from his early formal Baldwin died of stomach cancer in France in , his remains were interred in Hartsdale, New York. Retrieved 3 July The Boys in the Band. Series Written: Sword of Honour Trilogy. Huffington Post. Retrieved 21 February Birthplace: General Villegas, Argentina. Rigoberto Gonzalez. The effect of Vita on Virginia is all contained in Orlando, the longest and most charming love letter in literature, in which she explores Vita, weaves her in and out of the centuries, tosses her from one sex to the other, plays with her, dresses her in furs, lace and emeralds, teases her, flirts with her, drops a veil of mist around her. The Charioteer , The Last of the Wine. The Advocate , July 9, Finding both inspiration and provocation in the poetry of T. Patrick Ryan. Halfway Home Paperback by Paul Monette. Brown is also a mystery writer and screenwriter Birthplace: West Hills, New York. A la recherche du temps perdu In Search of Lost Time. Bill Richardson. Push , which was adapted into the film Precious , is one of the most heart-wrenching pieces of literature you will ever read. Woodbridge, Suffolk: Tamesis, Louis, Missouri, and used the name Sara Teasdale Filsinger after her marriage Maurice Bernard Sendak ; June 10, — May 8, was an American illustrator and writer of children's books. Live Interview with C. David Leavitt ; born June 23, is an American novelist, short story writer, and biographer Archived from the original on June 4, In his novels, he has written extensively about gay culture in Los Angeles and Columbia University Press , As For Me and My House. CBC News. Birthplace: Wakefield, Massachusetts. His best-known works include The Berlin Stories —39 , two semi-autobiographical If You Could Be Mine. Berghahn Books.
Who are the most famous gay writers in history? 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. Who are the most famous gay and lesbian authors? Some on the list may not be considered "gay" by modern terms as cultures have changed throughout the centuries. Others were out and proud and used their unique experience to create some of the best gay literature of all time. That said, regardless of their era in antiquity, these gay authors have all expressed interest in same-sex relations. Birthplace: Dublin, Republic of Ireland. Birthdate: Birthplace: West Hills, New York. Birthplace: England, London. Birthplace: Kensington, London, United Kingdom. Birthplace: Auteuil-Neuilly-Passy. Birthplace: Amherst, Massachusetts. Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri. Series Written: Four Quartets. The Best T. Birthplace: Shinjuku, Japan. Birthplace: Wyberslegh Hall, United Kingdom. Series Written: Christopher Isherwood Diaries. Birthplace: Fuente Vaqueros, Spain. Birthplace: Jamaica Plain, Boston, Massachusetts. Birthplace: Lesbos, Greece. Birthplace: Paris, France. Birthplace: Eastwood, United Kingdom. Birthplace: Fort Worth, Texas. Birthplace: Maisons-Laffitte, France. Birthplace: York, United Kingdom. Series Written: Horae Canonicae. The Best W. Birthplace: France, Paris. Birthplace: Rockland, Maine. Birthplace: Metz, France. Birthplace: Nanterre, France, Neuilly-sur-Seine. Series Written: Cities of the Interior. Louis, Missouri, United States of America. The Best William S. Birthplace: Poitiers, France. Birthplace: Washington, D. Series Written: Tales of the City. Birthplace: General Villegas, Argentina. Birthplace: Virginia, United States of America. Birthplace: Oswestry, England. Birthplace: Forest Gate, England. Birthplace: Hampstead, London, United Kingdom. Series Written: Sword of Honour Trilogy. Birthplace: Worcester, Massachusetts. Birthplace: Liverpool, United Kingdom. Birthplace: Caprese Michelangelo, Italy. Series Written: Byron's Letters and Journals. Birthplace: Arras, France.
He was publicly recognized in when National Public Radio broadcast his essay Birthplace: Cheapside, United Kingdom Birthdate: Birthplace: Augsburg, Germany Birthdate: Book of Abstracts. Giovanni's Room Paperback by James Baldwin. In Craig, Robert; Linge, Ina eds. The Globe and Mail , June 4, Retrieved September 25, Birthplace: Stockton, California. Birthplace: San Jose, California. Birthplace: Lisbon District, Portugal. Birthplace: St. Birthplace: Lesbos, Greece. Henry James 15 April — 28 February was an American-British author regarded as a key transitional figure between literary realism and literary modernism, and is 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 Plato , and avoid the anachronistic use of contemporary labels. The Wars , Headhunter , Elizabeth Rex. A Romance of Two Worlds. An Arrow's Flight , American Studies. He is the author of the award-winning novel Much of his writing is on the theme of same-sex love. Lambda Literary Foundation , July 2, Birthplace: Madison, Wisconsin Birthdate: Retrieved 14 April University of Ottawa Press , Manservant and Maidservant. Full stop. James Baldwin. Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan. Algonquin Books. Daily Telegraph. Many of his novels examined class difference and hypocrisy, including A Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard ,. Eliot, Crane wrote modernist poetry that was difficult, highly Arthur Evelyn St. Berghahn Books. Gutenberg Project. Mercedes Ritchie Lackey born June 24, is an American writer of fantasy novels. Sappho is known for her lyric poetry, written to be sung while accompanied by a lyre. Andrea Goldsmith. John Elizabeth Stintzi. Archived from the original on May 14, The Boys in the Band. Retrieved 17 July Filmmaker , December 19, His works are In her real life, Hall played with gender roles by dressing in suits and top hats. The Paris Review , March 19, Huffington Post. Libraries Unlimited , Who are the most famous gay and lesbian authors? Sir Stephen Spender. Sir Francis Bacon. Carroll Paperback by Paul Monette.
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. The fact is that we need diverse authors as much as WeNeedDiverseBooks. That means they're pigeonholed for their sexuality, instead of being embraced as writers whose stories can teach us about the world we live in, our history, and the diversity that is all around us even when we're unaware of it. A writer's queerness is not necessarily the central part of who he or she is. Yet this identity did and still does carry a stigma, and struggle of any kind inevitably affects the way a writer writes, the way she pours her soul out onto the page, or the way he chooses to spin a story. This collection of incredible queer writers definitely not definitive — I could have gone on and on! And it's important to bring these authors forward and celebrate them for their voices, their writing, and their participation in literature. Larsen was born into a mixed-race household , so it makes sense that both of Larsen's novellas deal with race, class, sexuality, and gender. Although it's never been confirmed that Larsen was bi, her fiction — some of which is very obviously based on her own life — hints that she was familiar with same-sex attraction. This is super-noticeable in Passing , where there are a lot of pretty hot glances between the female protagonist, Irene, and her long-lost friend, Clare. Click Here To Buy. Dalloway and made into a movie. But I love his novel, A Home at the End of the World , which centers on an alternative family: a gay man and his best friend plan to have a baby together, and end up letting an old college friend join in. Rubyfruit Jungle is one of the best coming out books I've ever read, partly because the protagonist is all like: Yeah, I like women, what's so weird about that? Rita Mae Brown also wrote a whole bunch of cute mystery books about a cat detective Brown credits her cat with her own byline, too. They're awesome. Both contain plenty of homoerotic undertones — I mean, that scene in the pond in A Room with a View? But Maurice explicitly dealt with a gay relationship, and was only published after Forster died; it's full of feels and highly recommended. If you still don't know who Alison Bechdel is, it's about time you found out. Besides creating the Bechdel test super-simple: Is there a scene in a work of fiction where two women talk about something other than a man? Then it passes! Her first, Fun Home , was adapted into a hilariously dark musical. Click Here To Watch. I don't know if you were forced to read Mrs. Dalloway in school, but I'm going to beg you to pick it up and read it again, this time for pleasure. It's incredible, and there is a very clear subtext regarding the things women who are into women lose when they conform to societal norms and decide to marry men instead. In this bizarre book, the gender-fluid main character lives throughout several centuries as both men and women. We can thank David Levithan for being one of the first authors to introduce gay characters into the YA mainstream. His awesome debut novel Boy Meets Boy is exactly what it sounds like: a twist on the heteronormative boy-meets-girl story. But since its release in , dozens of other YA books have addressed queer issues. Some of the characters struggle with their understanding of their own genders, seeing themselves as both female and male at times. Carson herself dressed "like a man," and though designated as "she" by most today, there is evidence of McCullers saying that she felt she was born a man, according to Sarah Gleeson-White's paper, "Strange Bodies: Gender and Identity in the Novels of Carson McCullers. Whether Ellis is gay , straight, bi, asexual, or anything else on the rainbow of sexuality, he's not telling. Hall is considered one of the most groundbreaking lesbian authors in history, especially since she wrote The Well of Loneliness in , before gay rights were considered a basic civil rights issue. She discusses relationships between women more explicitly than was common in her day, which was a brave move on her part. In her real life, Hall played with gender roles by dressing in suits and top hats. The stories showcase a cruel world in clear, tight prose, and deal with Puerto Rican gay culture, a topic unfamiliar to many of us. The characters in Mundo Cruel experience abuse, prejudice, death, and heartbreak, and yet they are resilient. This brave, out, and proud lesbian writer and editor whipped Mr. Hemingway into shape as his mentor and one of his early readers; though Hemingway popularized the spare style she used in her writing, she was the one who used it first. Stein wrote some beautiful and bizarre books, from the experimental Tender Buttons to the collected novellas Three Lives. She also wrote one of the first explicit coming-out stories, "Q. D", which was written in but wasn't published until in book form. Sarah Waters , a contemporary Welsh writer, has written a whole series of historical novels set in the Victorian era that involve lesbian protagonists and their love affairs.