David Sedaris has an enlightening and slightly creepy message that he wants to impart on the youth of America: that you’re super sexy. He shared his views on a recent episode of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, where Colbert asked the gay author to discuss the planning process for his […]
The upcoming film based on Ariel Schrag’s 2014 book is facing accusations of transphobia over its plot, but will the ‘Adam’ movie fix the novel’s problems?
Brett Easton Ellis Is Developing a ‘Less Than Zero’ Hulu Series, But Can It Match His Shocking Book?
Brett Easton Ellis’ 1985 novel ‘Less Than Zero’ is getting developed into a Hulu series, but will it show the book’s shocking drug and sex scenes?
The title and cover of RuPaul’s new book has arrived. Guru hits bookstores Oct. 23, 2018. People had the exclusive, and the mag also chatted with the mother of modern drag queens about what fans will find inside. “This book is a talisman, a guidebook for living,” RuPaul explains. “[It’s] a collection […]
The book reveals some of the queer actor’s thoughts on gender, drugs and alienation, but will its verses outshine his fame?
These books, based on real-life people and historical events, offer colorful drawings and easy words for learning and enjoyment
Marlon Bundo’s Going to Every Elementary School in Indiana Thanks to the ‘Will and Grace’ Showrunner
We hope the Vice President’s pet bunny’s ready to hop back home; Max Mutchnick just bought copies of John Oliver’s book for every Indiana school
The seminal queer novel is being adapted into movie, even though the author has no interest; here are five other authors who didn’t want a film made
You may not have known this, but our anti-gay Vice President Mike Pence owns a pet rabbit named Marlon Bundo. Today, an illustrated children’s book about him entitled Marlon Bundo’s A Day in the Life of the Vice President is released. So, to troll the Veep, comedian John Oliver released a […]
In the newly published Kim Davis book, she makes at least five admissions that show just how bonkers the thrice-divorced anti-gay Kentucky clerk really is
The first episode of “Teen Fanclub” features author Becky Albertalli and actor Keiynan Lonsdale discussing Love, Simon, the film coming out March 16
The profits from the new Kim Davis memoir, entitled ‘Under God’s Authority,’ will support an anti-LGBTQ organization that compared gay men to Nazis
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.
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.