Posts tagged "gay character"
Top 10 LGBT Book Characters:  #1 - Liir Thropp

Top 10 LGBT Book Characters: #1 – Liir Thropp

1.  Liir Thropp – Son of a Witch Perhaps one of the most interesting re-imaginings of a beloved story, the Wicked series takes a fresh look at the social and political climate of the Land of Oz that led up to the birth of the Wicked Witch of the West, Elphaba Thropp, and the wake...
Top 10 LGBT Book Characters:  #3 - Lestat de Lioncourt

Top 10 LGBT Book Characters: #3 – Lestat de Lioncourt

3.  Lestat de Lioncourt – The Vampire Chronicles Forget the sparkle.  When you want a real vampire, you turn to Lestat.  Long considered one of the sexiest characters in fiction, Lestat is memorable for a number of reasons, including but not limited to the partners with whom he shares his… ahem, bed.  Although his charm...
Top 10 LGBT Book Characters:  #4 - Lady Orlando

Top 10 LGBT Book Characters: #4 – Lady Orlando

4.  Lady Orlando – Orlando, A Biography Being a little mad certainly has its perks.  It’s probably how, in the year of 1928, Virginia Woolf managed to publish Orlando, A Biography, which is a fictional work telling the life of one young man who decides to live forever.  Determined to break boundaries set forth in...
Top 10 LGBT Book Characters:  #5 - Thom Creed

Top 10 LGBT Book Characters: #5 – Thom Creed

5.  Thom Creed – Hero The amount of LGBT fiction which is targeted toward young adults always seems surprising at first, although when you stop to think, it actually makes a lot of sense.  The teenage years are some of the most volatile for young gay people and they really need something to reach out...
Top 10 LGBT Book Characters:  #6 - Liza Winthrop

Top 10 LGBT Book Characters: #6 – Liza Winthrop

6.  Liza Winthrop – Annie on my Mind Coming to terms with your sexuality is typically not an easy thing to do, especially when you’re a bit different from the rest of the crowd.  Going through it alone is absolutely terrifying, which is why having someone to go through it with you can help such...
Top 10 LGBT Book Characters:  #7 - Idgie Threadgoode

Top 10 LGBT Book Characters: #7 – Idgie Threadgoode

7.  Idgie Threadgoode – Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café It’s a commonly held belief that books are typically better than the movies made out of them.  While Fried Green Tomatoes was actually a pretty good movie, this belief holds true regarding the original source material as well.  The original source material, Fried...
Top 10 LGBT Book Characters:  #8 - Alec Scudder

Top 10 LGBT Book Characters: #8 – Alec Scudder

8.  Alec Scudder – Maurice. E.M. Forster’s novel: Maurice Great Britain, in the period leading to the First World War, wasn’t an especially inviting place for homosexuals.  Even though E.M. Forster wrote and set his novel Maurice during this era, it wasn’t published until after his death in 1971, due to the controversy this novel...
Top 10 LGBT Book Characters:  #10 - Sam Clay

Top 10 LGBT Book Characters: #10 – Sam Clay

10.  Sam Clay – The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay Michael Chabon’s novel, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay pretty much has it all.  You’ll find love, sex, death, comic books, harrowing escapes, comedy, and much, much more within this historically rich tale.  On top of being a great read, it’s gotten quite...