I’m the new faculty advisor for PRIDE, our U’s gay-straight alliance. October 11 is National Coming Out Day, and in addition to doing a big push with a “gay? fine by me.” t-shirt campaign, we’re doing a “Read Out.” The aim is for students, faculty, and staff to read selections from literature written by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered (or generally queer) authors.
I’m still sorting out in my head what I’ll choose or suggest, but my list includes:
- James Baldwin
- Emily Dickinson
- Oscar Wilde
- John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester
- Jeanette Winterson
What about you, dear reader? Any suggestions?