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A Reading List of Classic Gay Literature to Celebrate the Defeat of Prop 8

James Baldwin and Shakespeare

"On a day that will find many gay rights activists celebrating," write the good folks at the L.A. Times Jacket Copy blog, "we look to the books that have provided a richer understanding of the joys and challenges particular to gay life."

Proceed directly to this fabulous list: 20 classic works of gay literature.

(Thanks, The Rumpus.)

Source: Jacket Copy

Image by Allan Warren, Licensed under Wikimedia Commons.

eric solstein
8/6/2010 7:26:13 AM

Proposition 8 has hardly been defeated. It remains in force, if even temporarily, by order of Judge Walker, most likely until the Supreme Court has its say on the matter. When and if the SCOTUS confirms this "defeat," I will celebrate. And if I get the opportunity to do so, it will be with the sad, sobering knowledge that "gayness" will still be a political football and matter of ugly divisiveness in our culture.