21 Books Every Gay Man Needs To Read Right Now | Thought CatalogThis 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.
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Click here to listen on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Fifth-generation New Yorker, third-generation bartender, and first-generation author Tara Clancy was raised in three wildly divergent homes: a converted boat shed in working class Queens, a geriatric commune of feisty, Brooklyn-born Italians, and a sprawling Hamptons estate she visited every other weekend. Instead, even when faced with a harrowing and brutal journey, Garrard found the strength and understanding to break out in search of his true self and forgiveness. An inspiring and radical celebration of 70 women, girls, and gender nonbinary people who have changed—and are still changing—the world, from the Civil Rights Movement and Stonewall riots through Black Lives Matter and beyond. Jack Sheppard and Edgeworth Bess were the most notorious thieves, jailbreakers, and lovers of eighteenth-century London.
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Pride Month is officially here and that can only mean one thing: time to load up your reading list with stellar queer stories. Of course, you should be mixing gay books into your to-be-read pile no matter what time of year, but this month, as you celebrate Pride, queer books can be the perfect way to explore the breadth and diversity of the LGBTQ community. Fortunately for anybody looking for a great gay read, the book world is filled with a bevy of queer stories of all genres.
Co-written with Nico Lang. That exact sexual frankness would become a hallmark of his later writing, when he came into his own as a storyteller with works like Lincoln and Myra Breckenridge , which is one of the strangest and most indelible novels of its decade. A Single Man came back to popularity in when famed designer Tom Ford made it into a film that is nothing short of beautiful. The book is most importantly about staying alive when the thing you love most is gone, which makes this story so beautiful both on screen and in print. A Separate Peace is an almost-love story between Gene and Finny, two students at Devon Academy who are torn between friendship and rivalry.
To vote on existing books from the list, beside each book there is a link vote for this book clicking it will add that book to your votes. To vote on books not in the list or books you couldn't find in the list, you can click on the tab add books to this list and then choose from your books, or simply search. Discover new books on Goodreads. Sign in with Facebook Sign in options. Join Goodreads. This is a list for gay fiction. Please do not rate or add memoirs, biographies, etc.
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. Their words have much to offer in lessons about our history, our shared experience of being otherized, and how to address the challenges of today. Nominate your own favorites in the comments.