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Gay Writers in American Literature

Writers who have become literary powerhouses, spurning social reform over the last two generations

Gore Vidal, Truman Capote, Tennessee Williams and Allen Ginsburg were among the first wave of gay writers to gain literary fame after World War II, when homosexuality was still illegal.

See also: Author Aaron Anson talks about growing up gay.

The impact on American literature and theater by these and other writers is said to have helped lay the foundation for such monumental social changes as the legalization of same-sex marriage. Author Christopher Bram explains in his new book, Eminent Outlaws.

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