10 Books About Gay Men Written by Gay Men

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This is not a top ten list. It’s something I decided to do in celebration of LGBT Pride month.

The title might sound odd. There are lots of books about gay men so why single out the ones that were written by gay men?

I did it because I believe that there is something important about being out and proud within and beyond the author arena. It’s about self-respect, standing up for the right to be who you are, and showing other people that it’s possible to live life openly and freely.

Gay authors don’t just write books about gay men, of course. But when we do write books about gay men, I also believe there is something special about that. It’s a passing down of shared life experiences. It’s a particular point-of-view or some would say sensibility.

Anyway, these are a few of my favorite books under that theme, and they are in no particular order. I acknowledge fully that I’m missing a boatload of great books

The Irreversible Decline of Eddie Socket by John Weir  The Burning Plain by Michael NavaLight by Nathan Burgoine Just As I Am by E. Lynn Harris Sleeping Angel by Greg Herren

We The Animals by Justin Torres

Someday This Pain Will Be Useful To You by Peter CameronThe Vast Fields of Ordinary by Nick Burd

Hero by Perry MooreA Density of Souls by Christopher Rice

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