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Added by Mr. Saturn on 19 Mar 2012 01:11
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GLBTA Books

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Howl and Other Poems - Allen Ginsberg

My favorite Allen Ginsberg poems are America,
Howl and the (footnote to Howl), and A Supermarket in California.
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Illuminated Poems - Allen Ginsberg
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...all known literature is written in the language of common sense—except Rimbaud's. - Paul Valéry
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This edition restores the gay parts of the book originally edited out.
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Faggots - Reynolds Price,Larry Kramer
A novel about sexual promiscuity written before the AIDS crisis.
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The Normal Heart and the Destiny of Me - Tony Kushner (foreword),Larry Kramer

The Normal Heart is a play set during the AIDS crisis.
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Just Kids - Patti Smith

Patti Smith and photographer Robert Mapplethorpe were lovers before Robert Mapplethorpe discovered he was gay.
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The Naked Civil Servant is an autobiography of a man who didn't hide his sexuality when it was illegal in Britain.
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Giovanni's Room - James Baldwin
An American expatriate in Paris has a 'normal' relationship with a woman and this becomes complicated when he finds he yearns for the Italian expatriate Giovanni.
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Queer: A Novel - William S. Burroughs
A heroin addict has an unreciprocated love for another junkie.
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Marcel Proust was gay, but I think the protagonist isn't gay.
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Stonewall - Martin Bauml Duberman
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Amado mio - Pier Paolo Pasolini
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Me Talk Pretty One Day - David Sedaris
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Mysterious Skin - Scott Heim_II
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The Buddha of Suburbia - Hanif Kureishi
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Two lovers split up because of the persecution of gay people in Britian, and both try to reform their sexuality with differing results.
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Books whose characters aren't GLBTA

Books whose characters aren't GLBTA or the book doesn't mention it. I also put books here if I don't know if the characters are queer.
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A Passage to India - E.M. Forster
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Outside Over There - Maurice Sendak
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Where the Wild Things Are - Maurice Sendak
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Naked Lunch - William S. Burroughs
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Breakfast at Tiffany's - Truman Capote
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In Cold Blood - Truman Capote
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Choke - Chuck Palahniuk
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Fight Club - Chuck Palahniuk
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Less Than Zero - Bret Easton Ellis
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American Psycho - Bret Easton Ellis
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The Rules of Attraction - Bret Easton Ellis
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2001: A Space Odyssey - Arthur C. Clarke
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A Streetcar Named Desire - Tennessee Williams
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Cat on a Hot Tin Roof - Tennessee Williams
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The Glass Menagerie - Tennessee Williams
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The Night of the Iguana - Tennessee Williams

Books about GLBTA people, and great books by GLBTA authors.

Recommendations are appreciated.
*All of the names in quotes link to the source.
My favorite gay authors

Allen Ginsberg
Maurice Sendak
I refuse to cater to the bullshit of innocence - Maurice Sendak



Gay authors I haven't read yet

Bret Easton Ellis (Less than Zero, American Psycho)
If they knew I was gay, 'Psycho' would be read as a different book. - Bret Easton Ellis

Chuck Palahniuk (Fight Club, Choke)

Unmentioned Authors

Walt Whitman's sexuality is debated.

Unmentioned books

The Song of Ice and Fire books have a few queer characters (Renly, his page and lover (the book's aren't as explicit about this as the HBO series), and a character named The Red Viper who appears in the third book. Those characters aren't the 'main' characters.

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