Forgotten gay writers, musicians, artists?
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Through a sheer fluke I found myself exchanging a couple of emails with gay novelist Victor Banis. Thankfully one gay publisher has thought to revive some of Banis' work.
Queer theorists and gay academics on and off have engaged in reclamation of forgotten queer culture. Mostly is seems polarized on two ends: gay high culture (Tchaikovsky and gay pornography to give the easiest examples).
In the shadowlands of queer culture there may have been gay novelists, lyricists, singers, painters, photographers whose vision, if only the image of an instant deepened your sense of your self as a gay man, made you smile, raised your mood. Maybe you've never seen another mention of them, don't know of their other works. But some gratitude remains alive within you for the pleasure they gave you, the momentary liberation.
Haven't you wanted to know more about them? Wondered if there they'd produced other work that would've made your days happier? Some gay creative force you'd like to see revived, remembered, rediscovered?
Leave his name below. Maybe you, we will be lucky. You'd be surprised to discover the gay creators who'd be happy to know of their fans and admirers if they knew they exist.