50 years ago in July 1967, the Sexual Offences Act decriminalised homosexual behaviour between men over the age of 21 in England and Wales. To commemorate this landmark Act, we’ve put together a list of important gay literature from the past 100 years, including classics, debuts, fiction, non-fiction and anything in-between.
From recent publications such as Garth Greenwell’s What Belongs to You to classic gay novels from the likes of E.M. Forster, James Baldwin and William Burroughs, these are just some of the books that we are proud to collect together and promote in celebration of the 1967 Sexual Offences Act, and to mark Gay Pride festivals across the UK this Summer. Let us know if we've missed any of your favourites in the comments box below.
Rasa works as an interpreter for Western journalists by day and divides his nights between the Guapa, an underground nightclub where the city’s clandestine LGBT community congregates, and his secret lover Taymour.