Books

Mickey Mouse Vs. Nazis!

Brian Cronin doesn’t know it, but I’ve been nursing a Hulk sized crush on him for years. Each week he tackles geektastic myths and mysteries in his Comic Book Urban Legends Friday column. I, like many folks, am addicted. This week Brian tackled the question of whether it’s true that […]

Better Book Titles: Mark Twain Edition

Better Book Titles, the titillating crowdsourced retitler has knocked it out of the park in response to the Bizarro World decision to begin censoring Mark Twain’s American classic, Huckleberry Finn. Our gay blog and many others are not impressed with the censoring. True, the book is a window into turn of […]

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What does DADT’s repeal mean for Batwoman?

All of my gay blog reading comic book geeks out there know that DC Comics’ heroine, Batwoman’s secret origin is tied directly to Don’t Ask Don’t Tell. Second Lieutenant Kate Kane was given the boot from the United States Military after choosing not to lie about being a lesbian. Writer […]

Everything You Need to Know About Gay Books

Do you consider yourself a die-hard lover of gay books? Then check out our coverage of what’s happening in the LGBTQ world of literature.

Despite society’s dwindling attention span, books remain a powerful force when it comes to modern storytelling. Books give us the chance to see the world with a new perspective. With the rise of self-publishing services and freelance editing, just about anyone with an idea can publish their works. This gives aspiring LGBTQ writers and authors the chance to express themselves. It also gives audiences access to new content even it falls outside of what’s considered mainstream.

When it comes to escapism, television and movies can be severely limited in their portrayal of the LGBTQ community. That’s why you might find yourself reaching for a compelling new novel over Netflix. The written word is often the only place to find thoughtful, fully developed stories about gay people. Reading about edgy LGBTQ characters or another gay person’s experience in the modern world broadens our perspective on the gay community. After all, there’s more than one way to be gay.

Gay Characters In Popular Literature

You might also be surprised to discover that some of your favorite books are filled with gay themes and characters. Revisiting classic works of literature can open our eyes to what’s really happening behind the scenes in a story. Even J.K. Rowling, the author of the megahit Harry Potter series, has confirmed in recent years that one of the books’ most prominent characters Albus Dumbledore is, in fact, a homosexual. Let the Twitter war commence. Rest assured that if one of your favorite literary characters comes out of the closet, Hornet will be there to tell you all about it.

Whether you’re into trashy romance novels, best sellers with the word “girl” in the title, or heartfelt personal stories about what it’s like to be gay, there’s a book out there for you. Now dive into a pile of gay books and let us know your favorite.