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15 Favorite LGBT Literary Characters

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15 Favorite LGBT Literary Characters We’ve put together a list of memorable LGBT characters from some of our favorite books here at Writer’s Relief (www.WritersRelief.com): Lestat de Lioncourt – The Vampire Chronicles by Ann Rice. Lestat’s autobiography is written in the second novel of the series, and he is presented as bisexual. Dorian Gray – The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde. Though debated in literary circles whether the main character was gay—it can’t be denied the novel has overtones of homosexuality. Wallace Wells – Scott Pilgrim graphic story series by Bryan Lee O’Malley. Wallace is Scott’s gay roommate who acts as the voice of reason. Lisbeth Salander – The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo series by Stieg Larsson. The beloved bisexual heroine knows how to effectively hack into computers…and get revenge. Albus Dumbledore – Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling. Rowling laid the question of Dumbledore’s sexual orientation to rest in October 2007. Batwoman – Batwoman by DC Comics. Kate Kaine, AKA Batwoman, proposes to her girlfriend in the April 2013 issue. Molly Bolt – Rubyfruit Jungle by Rita Mae Brown. A groundbreaking story about a lesbian teen in small-town America. Celie Johnson – The Color Purple by Alice Walker. Celie Johnson finds comfort—and more—with Shug, her husband’s mistress. Fred – Breakfast At Tiffany’s by Truman Capote. The glitzy, gadabout world of NYC socialite and call girl Holly Golightly is painted by Fred, the gay narrator. Ennis Del Mar and Jack Twist – Brokeback Mountain by Annie Proulx. In 1960s’ Wyoming, Ennis and Jack are forced to keep their romance a secret. Orlando – Orlando by Virginia Woolf. This feminist story is often heralded as one of the earliest novels to explore transgender issues. Patrick – The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. A closeted high school senior secretly dates the football team’s quarterback and also befriends the shy and lonely protagonist, Charlie. Ruth Jamison and Idgie Threadgoode – Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg. The tomboy Idgie and feminine Ruth open a cafe that serves not only African Americans, but men down and out during the Depression era. You can see the full Writer’s Relief blog article at: http://writersrelief.com/blog/2015/06/beloved-lgbt-literary-characters/ Visit the Writer’s Relief website for many free writer resources. Writer’s Relief helps writers of short stories, poems, and personal essays submit to literary magazines. Writer’s Relief also helps novelists, memoirists, and other book authors submit to literary agencies for representation. The Writer’s Relief staff prepares every client’s submission, including proofreading and formatting. We also research the best literary magazine markets for each individual writer’s subject and style. With our help, clients are able to submit to literary magazines regularly and successfully. Call Writer’s Relief today (866) 405-3003 (toll-free). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQqLg6yGVHQ