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Source: Boys Like Us: Gay Writers Tell Their Coming Out Stories by Patrick Merla

Samuel R. Delany (born April 1, 1942)

Edmund White (born January 13, 1940)

Allan Gurganus (born June 11, 1947)

Brad Gooch (born January 31, 1952)

Andrew Holleran aka Eric Garber (born January 1, 1944)

Philip Gambone (born July 21, 1948)

Charles Silverstein (born April 23, 1935)

Keith McDermott (born September 28, 1953)

Christopher Bram (born February 23, 1952)

Michael Nava (born September 16, 1954)

Matthew Stadler (born January 19, 1959)

Essex Hemphill (April 16, 1957 - November 4, 1995)

Stephen McCauley (born June 26, 1955)

J.D. McClatchy (born August 12, 1945)

Tim Miller (born September 22, 1958)

Douglas Sadownick (born April 20)

Ed Sikov (born January 11, 1957)

Michael Carroll (born 1965)

Scott Heim (born September 26, 1966)

Alexander Chee (born August 21, 1967)

David Drake (born June 27, 1963)

Carl Phillips (born July 23, 1959)
   
Autobiography, Biography, Memoirs, Letters, Poetry

Leroy "Roy" Aarons (December 8, 1933 – November 28, 2004)

J.R. Ackerley (November 4, 1896 - June 4, 1967)

Jeb Alexander aka Carter N. Bealer (October 17, 1899 - May 11, 1965)

C.C. Dasham aka Isham W. Perkins (January 30, 1900 - June 15, 1976)

W.H. Auden (February 21, 1907 – September 29, 1973)

James Baldwin (August 2, 1924 – December 1, 1987)

Joseph F. Beam (December 30, 1954 – December 27, 1988)

James Beard (May 5, 1903 – January 21, 1985)

Arthur Bell (November 6, 1939 – June 2, 1984)

Allan Bιrubι (December 3, 1946 – December 11, 2007)

James Broughton (November 10, 1913 – May 17, 1999)

Glenn Burke (November 16, 1952 – May 30, 1995)

Truman Capote (September 30, 1924 - August 25, 1984)

Lige Clarke (February 22, 1942 - February 10, 1975)

Jack Nichols (March 16, 1938 – May 2, 2005)

Bernard Cooper (born October 3, 1951)

Alfred Corn (born August 14, 1943)

Donald Webster Cory aka Edward Sagarin (September 18, 1913 – June 10, 1986)

Quentin Crisp (December 25, 1908 – November 21, 1999)

Samuel R. Delany (born April 1, 1942)

Robb Forman Dew (born October 26, 1946)

Tim Dlugos (August 5, 1950 – December 3, 1990)

Mark Doty (born August 10, 1953)

David Drake (born June 27, 1963)

Tom Driberg (22 May 1905 – 12 August 1976)

Martin Bauml Duberman (born August 6, 1930)

Lars Eighner (born November 25, 1948)

Tom
of Finland (May 8, 1920 – November 7, 1991)

E. M. Forster (January 1, 1879 – June 7, 1970)

Aaron Fricke (born January 25, 1962)

Rudy Galindo (born September 7, 1969)

Jean Genet (December 19, 1910 – April 15, 1986)

Andrι Gide (November 22, 1869 – February 19, 1951)

Allen Ginsberg (June 3, 1926 - April 5, 1997)

Jewelle Gomez (born September 11, 1948)

Brad Gooch (born January 31, 1952)

Charles Tomlinson Griffes (September 17, 1884 - April 8, 1920)

Steve Gunderson (born May 10, 1951)

Rob Morris

Bruce Bawer (born October 31, 1956)

Thom Gunn (August 29, 1929 – April 25, 2004)

Richard Harteis (born 1946)

Harry Hay (April 7, 1912 – October 24, 2002)

Gordon Heath (September 20, 1918 - August 27, 1991)

Essex Hemphill (April 16, 1957 - November 4, 1995)

Keith Hale (born July 3)

Christopher Isherwood (August 26, 1904 - January 4, 1986)

Fenton Johnson (born October 25, 1953)

Arnie Kantrowitz (born November 26, 1940)

Jonathan Ned Katz (born 1938)

James Kirkup (April 23, 1918 – May 10, 2009)

Lincoln Kirstein (May 4, 1907 – January 5, 1996)

David Kopay (born June 28, 1942)

Perry Deane Young (born March 27, 1941)

Michael Lassell (born July 15, 1947)

Greg Louganis (born January 29, 1960)

Eric Marcus (born November 12, 1958)

Thomas Mann (June 6, 1875 – August 12, 1955)

Lawrence D. Mass (born June 11, 1946)

Leonard Matlovich (July 6, 1943 – June 22, 1988)

F.O. Matthiessen (February 19, 1902 - April 1, 1950)

Robin Maugham, 2nd Viscount Maugham (May 17, 1916 – March 13, 1981)

W. Somerset Maugham (January 25, 1874 – December 16, 1965)

J.D. McClatchy (born August 12, 1945)

John J. McNeill (born September 2, 1925)

James Merrill (March 3, 1926 - February 6, 1995)

Lorenzo Wilson Milam (born August 2, 1933)

Harvey Milk (May 22, 1930 – November 27, 1978)

Merle Miller (May 17, 1919 – June 10, 1986)

David Mixner (born August 16, 1946)

Paul Monette (October 16, 1945 - February 10, 1995)

Harold
Nicolson (November 21, 1886 – May 1, 1968)

Harold Norse (July 6, 1916 - June 8, 2009)

Frank O'Hara (March 27, 1926 – July 25, 1966)

Dave Pallone (born October 5, 1951)

Troy D. Perry (born July 27, 1940)

Carl Phillips (born July 23, 1959)

Felice Picano (born February 22, 1944)

John Preston (December 11, 1945 - April 28, 1994)

Lev Raphael (born May 19, 1954)

Paul Reed (May 28, 1956 - January 28, 2002)

Andrew Tobias aka John Reid (born April 20, 1947)

Darrell Yates Rist (February 26, 1948 - December 23, 1993)

Ned Rorem (born October 23, 1923)

Bayard Rustin (March 17, 1912 – August 24, 1987)

Tobias Schneebaum (March 25, 1922 – September 20, 2005)

James Schuyler (November 9, 1923 - April 12, 1991)

Joseph Steffan (born July 29, 1964)

Charles Warren Stoddard (August 7, 1843, – April 23, 1909)

Lytton Strachey (March 1, 1880 – January 21, 1932)

Billy Strayhorn (November 29, 1915 – May 31, 1967)

John Addington Symonds (October 5, 1840 - April 19, 1893)

Calvin Trillin (born December 5, 1935)

Gore Vidal (October 3, 1925 – July 31, 2012)

Donald Vining (June 20, 1917 - January 24, 1998)

Tom Waddell (November 1, 1937 - July 11, 1987)

Glenway Wescott (April 11, 1901 - February 22, 1987)

Denton Welch (March 27, 1915 - December 30, 1948)

Edmund White (born January 13, 1940)

Patrick White (1912 - September 30, 1990)

T.H. White (May 29, 1906 – January 17, 1964)

Walt Whitman (May 31, 1819 – March 26, 1892)

Oscar Wilde (October 16, 1854 – November 30, 1900)

Tennessee Williams (March 26, 1911 – February 25, 1983)

Sir Angus Wilson (August 11, 1913 – May 31, 1991)

Donald Windham (July 2, 1920 – May 31, 2010)

David Wojnarowicz (September 14, 1954 – July 22, 1992)
         
Fiction

Jonathan Ames (born March 23, 1964)

Reinaldo Arenas (July 16, 1943 – December 7, 1990)

Michael Arlen (November 16, 1895 - June 23, 1956)

James Baldwin (August 2, 1924 – December 1, 1987)

James Barr aka James Fugatι (February 13, 1922 - March 28, 1995)

Marion Zimmer Bradley (June 3, 1930 – September 25, 1999)

Christopher Bram (born February 23, 1952)

Harold Brodkey (October 25, 1930 - January 26, 1996)

Forman Brown aka Richard Meeker (January 8, 1901 - January 10, 1996)
 

Rafael Campo (born November 24, 1964)

Renaud Camus (born August 10, 1946)

Truman Capote (September 30, 1924 - August 25, 1984)

Michael Chabon (born May 24, 1963)

Aidan Chambers (born December 27, 1934)

Jean Cocteau (July 5, 1889 - October 11, 1963)

Christopher Coe (1953 - 6 September 1994)

Bernard Cooper (born October 3, 1951)

Steven Corbin (October 3, 1953 - August 31, 1995)

Howard Cruse  (born May 2, 1944)

Michael Cunningham (born November 6, 1952)

Daniel Curzon (born March 19, 1938)

Sam D'Allesandro (April 3, 1956 – February 3, 1988)

Diane Duane (born May 18, 1952)

Larry Duplechan (born December 30, 1956)

Robert Ferro (October 21, 1941 - July 11, 1988)

Charles Henri Ford (February 10, 1913 - September 27, 2002)

Parker Tyler (March 6, 1904 - June 1974)

E. M. Forster (January 1, 1879 – June 7, 1970)

John Fox (1952 - August 14, 1990)

Sanford Friedman (June 11, 1928 - April 20, 2010)

Jack Fritscher (born June 20, 1939)

Philip Gambone (born July 21, 1948)

Andrι Gide (November 22, 1869 – February 19, 1951)

John Gilgun (born October 1, 1935)

Brad Gooch (born January 31, 1952)

Harlan Greene (born June 19, 1953)

Jim Grimsley (born January 1, 1955)

Michael Grumley (July 6, 1942 - April 28, 1988)

Keith Hale (born July 3)

Joseph Hansen aka James Colton (July 19, 1923 - November 24, 2004)

James Earl Hardy (born December 14)

E. Lynn Harris (June 20, 1955 – July 23, 2009)

Scott Heim (born September 26, 1966)

Isabelle Holland (June 16, 1920 - February 9, 2002)

Andrew Holleran aka Eric Garber (born January 1, 1944)

Alan Hollinghurst (born May 26, 1954)

Pai Hsien-Yung (born July 11, 1937)

Christopher Isherwood (August 26, 1904 - January 4, 1986)

Arturo Islas (May 25, 1938 - February 15, 1991)

Jonathan Ned Katz (born 1938)

Kevin Killian (born December 24, 1952)

James Kirkwood, Jr. (August 22, 1924 - April 21, 1989)

Steve Kluger (born June 24, 1952)

John Knowles (September 16, 1926 – November 29, 2001)

Larry Kramer (born June 25, 1935)

Gavin Lambert (July 23, 1924 - July 17, 2005)

David Leavitt (born June 23, 1961)

Peter Lefcourt (born December 19, 1941)

Stan Leventhal (1951 - January 15, 1995)

Elizabeth A. Lynn (born June 8, 1946)

David Mamet (born November 30, 1947)

Joey Manley (born July 3, 1965)

Armistead Maupin (born May 13, 1944)

Christian McLaughlin (born September 29, 1967)

Mark Merlis (born March 9, 1950)

Yukio Mishima (January 14, 1925 – November 25, 1970)

Ethan Mordden (born January 27, 1949)

Dale Peck (born July 13, 1967)

Thomas Hal Phillips (October 11, 1922 – April 3, 2007)

Felice Picano (born February 22, 1944)

David Plante (born March 4, 1940)

Reynolds Price (February 1, 1933 – January 20, 2011)

James Purdy (July 17, 1914 – March 13, 2009)

Lev Raphael (born May 19, 1954)

John Rechy (born March 10, 1934)

Mary Renault (September 4, 1905 – December 13, 1983)

Robert Rodi (born 1956)

Paul Russell (born July 1, 1956)

Douglas Sadownick (born April 20)

J.D. Salinger (January 1, 1919 – January 27, 2010)

Dick Scanlan (born 1960)

Shyam Selvadurai (born February 12, 1965)

Matthew Stadler (born January 19, 1959)

Gore Vidal (October 3, 1925 – July 31, 2012)

Patricia
Nell Warren (born June 15, 1936)

Denton Welch (March 27, 1915 - December 30, 1948)

Peter Weltner (born May 12, 1942)

Edmund White (born January 13, 1940)

George Whitmore (September 27, 1945 - April 19, 1989)

Donald Windham (July 2, 1920 – May 31, 2010)

David Wojnarowicz (September 14, 1954 – July 22, 1992)

Marguerite Yourcenar (June 8, 1903 – December 17, 1987)
  Barbara Wersbra    
Advice

Ellen Bass (born June 16, 1947)

Marion Dane Bauer (May 20, 1938)

Betty Berzon (January 18, 1928 – January 24, 2006)

Pat Califia (born March 8, 1954)

Lige Clarke (February 22, 1942 - February 10, 1975)

Jack Nichols (March 16, 1938 – May 2, 2005)

Michael Thomas Ford (
born October 1, 1968)

Richard Isay (December 13, 1934 – June 28, 2012)

Karla Jay (born February 22, 1947)

Allen Young (born June 30, 1941)

Russell Leong (born September 7, 1950)

Eric Marcus (born November 12, 1958)

Rachel Pollack (born August 17, 1945)

Michelangelo Signorile (born December 19, 1960)

Charles Silverstein (born April 23, 1935)

Felice Picano (born February 22, 1944)

Edmund White (born January 13, 1940)
             

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