20 Classic Works of Gay Literature

August 5, 2010 | 3

In honor of the U.S. District Court’s striking down of Proposition 8, Carolyn Kellogg at Jacket Copy lists 20 classic works of gay literature. (via AuthorScoop)

is an associate editor for The Millions. She works for the New York Civil Liberties Union, the NY Chapter of the ACLU. She was formerly a writer for The Atlantic's news website The Wire, and a co-editor of NY media blog FishbowlNY. Her writing has appeared in The Millions, TheAtlantic.com, Newsday, National Journal, The Rumpus, and elsewhere, and is partly collected at her website, TheCivilWriter.com. Follow @ujalasehgal.


  1. This is all very troublesome. Are all readers of literature supposed to be in line with the gay movement now? And what about democracy — that does not count, either? So the votes of 7 million+ Americans mean nothing? How about looking into the gay judge who did this? Oh no, never happen in the lemming-liberal lit’rary world. No wonder you’re irrelevant!

  2. I’d add Autobiography of Red by Anne Carson to Kellogg’s list (a commenter on her post already recommended it, which I’m happy to see–it’s one of the most mesmerizing books.)

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