The ’60s was a wild time of free love, drugs … and really hilarious covers on gay pulp novels
These books, based on real-life people and historical events, offer colorful drawings and easy words for learning and enjoyment
One letter in particular has some scholars assuming that Stoker may have had a crush on the queer literary icon
It took moving to the other side of the world and having his heart broken, but he got a great book of poetry out of it
A tumultuous relationship between two women was actually the inspiration behind the beloved classic children’s book
Filled with stories of endless parties, anonymous sex and the search for love, it’s a collection of stories about NYC of the ’70s and ’80s
Harry Potter fans have known about the relationship for years, but now we’ve learned that it was more than just emotional
These gay books written by UK authors will inspire and provoke gay men everywhere, from gay autobiographies to novels and self-help works
The novelist has been sentenced to a decade behind bars for her ‘gay sex novel’ because the country has strict laws against pornography
The new book is available today, and it’s an inspirational guide to defeating one’s inner demons and living your truth
“This, until recently, has been considered not only inappropriate but the abuse of children.”
A new Maurice Sendak book will soon hit shelves, ‘Presto and Zesto in Limboland’ is the gay legend’s final book, a collaboration with a long-time friend
Everything You Need to Know About Gay Books
Do you consider yourself a die-hard lover of gay books? Then check out our coverage of what’s happening in the LGBTQ world of literature.
Despite society’s dwindling attention span, books remain a powerful force when it comes to modern storytelling. Books give us the chance to see the world with a new perspective. With the rise of self-publishing services and freelance editing, just about anyone with an idea can publish their works. This gives aspiring LGBTQ writers and authors the chance to express themselves. It also gives audiences access to new content even it falls outside of what’s considered mainstream.
When it comes to escapism, television and movies can be severely limited in their portrayal of the LGBTQ community. That’s why you might find yourself reaching for a compelling new novel over Netflix. The written word is often the only place to find thoughtful, fully developed stories about gay people. Reading about edgy LGBTQ characters or another gay person’s experience in the modern world broadens our perspective on the gay community. After all, there’s more than one way to be gay.
Gay Characters In Popular Literature
You might also be surprised to discover that some of your favorite books are filled with gay themes and characters. Revisiting classic works of literature can open our eyes to what’s really happening behind the scenes in a story. Even J.K. Rowling, the author of the megahit Harry Potter series, has confirmed in recent years that one of the books’ most prominent characters Albus Dumbledore is, in fact, a homosexual. Let the Twitter war commence. Rest assured that if one of your favorite literary characters comes out of the closet, Hornet will be there to tell you all about it.
Whether you’re into trashy romance novels, best sellers with the word “girl” in the title, or heartfelt personal stories about what it’s like to be gay, there’s a book out there for you. Now dive into a pile of gay books and let us know your favorite.