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Read or Submit an LGBTQ or Sexual Diversity Story

Updated/Revised Date: 21st Sep 2022
Author: Sexual Diversity | Contact: SexualDiversity.org
Additional References: LGBTQ Stories - Mainstream Publications

Synopsis: A place for LGBTQ people to submit or read personal stories such as coming out and acceptance, gender equality, and stories of Pride and Diversity.

Definition

LGBT Literature

LGBT Literature may be of any genre, such as historical fiction, science fiction, fantasy, horror, and romance. Subgenres of LGBT literature include:

  • Bisexual literature: A subgenre of LGBT literature that includes literary works and authors that address the topic of bisexuality or biromanticism.
  • Transgender literature: A collective term used to designate the literary production that addresses, has been written by or portrays people of diverse gender identity.
  • Gay literature: A collective term for literature produced by or for the gay community which involves characters, plot lines, and/or themes portraying male homosexual behavior.
  • Lesbian literature: A subgenre of literature addressing lesbian themes. It includes poetry, plays, fiction addressing lesbian characters, and non-fiction about lesbian-interest topics.
  • Any other literature featuring the LGBT community including characters, plot lines, and themes portraying sexual behavior.

Main Section

This section of Sexual Diversity is a place for LGBTQ+ people to submit or read personal stories such as coming out and acceptance, gender equality, and stories of Pride and Diversity. LGBT is an initialism that stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender. In use since the 1990s, the initialism, as well as some of its common variants, functions as an umbrella term for sexuality and gender identity.

The LGBTQ community is an integral part of the fabric of today's society. Some people are out and involved, and some are out and not as involved. Meanwhile, others are living a life of anonymity.

LGBT history dates back to the first recorded instances of same-sex love and sexuality of ancient civilizations, involving the history of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) peoples and cultures around the world. What survives after many centuries of persecution - resulting in shame, suppression, and secrecy - has only in more recent decades been pursued and interwoven into more mainstream historical narratives. Literature broadly is any collection of written work, but it is also used more narrowly for writings specifically considered to be an art form, especially prose fiction, drama, and poetry.

One of the most popular genres of literature, fiction, features imaginary characters and events. This genre is often broken up into five subgenres: fantasy, historical fiction, contemporary fiction, mystery, and science fiction. Below you can read various personal stories, or you can submit your own LGBTQ story.

NOTE: To read or submit a story of a more sexually explicit nature, see our erotic stories section.

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Latest LGBTQ Stories - Mainstream Publications

The above information is from our reference library of material relating to LGBTQ Stories - Mainstream that includes:

I Was Married With 2 Children When I Realized My Husband Was Gay: Why I Support National Coming Out Day thumbnail image.
My parents were very loving and strict Catholics who never allowed me or my sister to have a boyfriend until perhaps college.
Publish Date: 7th Oct 2023 - Updated: 14th Dec 2023
I'm a Bisexual Drag Artist Who is About to be a Biological Dad thumbnail image.
As an openly bi person, having a child of my own was always a dream. For me to think of it was a rollercoaster of emotions.
Publish Date: 28th Apr 2023
Navigating Romantic Relationships as an Asexual thumbnail image.
Asexual people remain relatively invisible, rarely researched, and often subjected to discrimination and stereotyping.
Publish Date: 12th Nov 2022
I Feel Differently thumbnail image.
Monogamy is not the right way, but it is also not the wrong way.
Publish Date: 17th Aug 2022 - Updated: 6th Sep 2022
Undressing a Fantasy thumbnail image.
Critiquing your own sexual fantasies is a powerful exercise.
Publish Date: 27th Apr 2022 - Updated: 19th Oct 2022


1How Many Genders Are There?
Alphabetical list of gender identities.

2Transgender Reporting Guide
How to write about transgender people.

3Glossary of Sexuality Terms
Definitions of sexual terms & acronyms.

4Glossary of Sexual Identities
Definitions of gender related terms.

5Am I Gay? Questions to Ask
Think you may be gay or bisexual?

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• (APA): SexualDiversity.org. (2022, September 21). Read or Submit an LGBTQ or Sexual Diversity Story. SexualDiversity.org. Retrieved April 13, 2024 from www.sexualdiversity.org/literature/stories/


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