From Sappho to 18th century depictions of “female friendships,” some of the most engaging and complex works of literature have dealt with historical and social constructions of homosexuality. Sappho, whose poetry was so beautiful that Plato considered her a muse instead of a lyricist, regularly dedicated love poetry to her female “friends” and companions. To celebrate the accomplishments of modern gay and lesbian writers, the Stonewall Library in Fort Lauderdale will be holding the Gay and Lesbian Literary Arts Festival April 24-25. Dozens of leading authors, journalists, and writers will speak and hold seminars and workshops, including American University professor and writer Andrew Holleran, journalist and cultural critic Felice Picano, and award-winning author... More >>>