Historically, the term "gay literature" was sometimes used to cover both gay male and lesbian literatures. Because the social acceptance of homosexuality has varied in many world cultures throughout history, LGBT literature has covered a vast array of themes and concepts. LGBT individuals have often turned to literature as a source of validation, understanding, and beautification of same-sex attraction. In contexts where homosexuality has been perceived negatively, LGBT literature may also document the psychological stresses and alienation suffered by those experiencing prejudice, legal discrimination, AIDS , self-loathing, bullying, violence, religious condemnation, denial, suicide, persecution, and other such obstacles.
Gender and Sexuality (Gay and Lesbian)
*LGBTQIA: Lesbian Fiction & Literature | Los Angeles Public Library
We are offering select in-person services at 70 libraries , including Central Library. Library services will not be available on Monday, July 5 in observance of Independence Day. Novels, plays, and poetry with characters, plots about or by lesbian writers. More novels will be found under the subject heading Lesbians - fiction.
115 LGBTQ Authors Share the Books that Changed Their Lives
From Walt Whitman to Colette and even Virginia Woolf, these books offer readers a vision of how we might live differently, and better. My favourite working definition is that a gay text is one that is amenable to a gay reading. As simple as that.
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