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The Best Gay Authors

List Criteria: List includes known gay authors--can be novelists, short story or film writers, poets, etc. Vote on the merits of their work

Famous gay writers: a list of over 300 of the most notable gay writers, with photos. Some of the literary world's best talent has come from gay writers. The best gay authors may or may not choose to speak openly about their sexuality and tackle it as a theme in their writing. The LGBT community has contributed wonderful pieces of writing--from poems and novels to fantastic journalism and many gay writers of the 20th century, like Oscar Wilde and Tennessee Williams, are studied in school and revered for their work.

Who are the most famous gay authors? This list includes authors from ancient times to modern day, famous gay poets, novelists, screenplay writers and LGBT authors. Some on the list may not be considered "gay" by modern terms as cultures have changed throughout the centuries. That said, regardless of their era in antiquity, these writers have all expressed interest in same-sex relations.
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