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Gay Fiction Genre – What’s the best definition for the gay fiction genre? Books in the gay fiction genre contain stories of male homosexual couples or relationships. They deal with the stresses and cultural/social issues of gay men, their life, and their struggles. The stories often deal with the need for validation and understanding. The main characters may deal with issues such as prejudice, AIDS, self-loathing, bullying, violence, religious condemnation, denial, suicide, persecution, and other struggles.

Stories in the gay fiction genre can also be about family acceptance/rejection, workplace discrimination, and/or the personal conflict of dealing with being different.

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gay fiction genre book coverGay Fiction Genre – Examples

Review this list of popular examples to help you get a better understanding of the gay fiction genre.

1. A Boy’s Own Story by Edmund White

2. A Home at the End of the World by Michael Cunningham

3. A Single Man by Christopher Isherwood

4. Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes by Tony Kushner

5. As Meat Loves Salt by Maria McCann

6. At Swim, Two Boys by Jamie O’Neill

7. Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh

8. Brokeback Mountain by Annie Proulx

9. Death in Venice and Other Tales by Thomas Mann

10. Dream Boy by Jim Grimsley

11. Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin

12. Maurice by E.M. Forster

13. Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides

14. Mysterious Skin by Scott Heim

15. Tales of the City by Armistead Maupin

16. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon

17. The Charioteer by Mary Renault

18. The Hours by Michael Cunningham

19. The Line of Beauty by Alan Hollinghurst

20. The Lost Language of Cranes by David Leavitt

21. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

22. The Persian Boy by Mary Renault

23. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

24. The Swimming-Pool Library by Alan Hollinghurst

25. Tipping the Velvet by Sarah Waters

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Gay Fiction Genre – Related Book Genres

* Biographical Fiction Definition

* Coming of Age Novel Definition

* Drama Genre Definition

* Family Saga Genre

* Lesbian Fiction Genre

* Slice of Life Fiction Genre

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