LGBTQ+ American Authors Map


From James Baldwin in New York to Emily Dickinson in Massachusetts, from Alice Walker in Georgia to Truman Capote in Louisiana, from Mary Oliver in Ohio to Chuck Palahniuk in Washington State, this map of LGBTQ+ authors across America celebrates the history of the queer literary scene in the United States. Read your way across America with some of the most famous pioneers movement as well as contemporary and emerging writers you shouldn’t miss!

For this original map that we created together with artist Luis Francisco Lorenzo, we used various typographic fonts adapted to the contours of the map.

For this original map that we created together with artist Luis Francisco Lorenzo, we used various typographic fonts adapted to the contours of the map. This map is a work of art and does not aim to be representative of all LGBTQ+ writers in the United States. As much as we wanted to include all LGBTQ+ authors we love in this map, there wasn’t enough space, so we had to make some difficult decisions on whom to include and whom to leave out. We chose to organize the names of the writers by the state they were born in, but in some cases we had to take our best guess. We tried to be as inclusive as possible for all groups and genders, as well as cover both classic and contemporary, famous and emerging writers. Some of the authors you will find on the map lived before it was socially and/or legally acceptable to be open about their sexual orientation, and they may not have been considered as LGBTQ+ writers during their lifetime. There are some whose sexual orientation is still debated by researchers today. Although most of the authors on the map have written about LGBTQ+ themes or issues, some of them do not write LGBTQ+ literature. If you discover a few authors on this map that you were not familiar with and, better still, read their works, we will know this map has served its purpose!

Our maps are printed on heavy stock paper with a matte finish, using museum grade paper, known to be archival, which means it can be stored for a long time without turning yellow.

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