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Out of the Closet: A Collection of Early LGBTQ+ Fiction

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This is a collection of 22 LGBTQ+ stories published between 1841-1923, covering a wide span of authors, genres, and literary traditions. Some stories are coded and euphemistic, often framing their central relationships as friendships or familial bonds. Others are surprisingly brazen and bold for their time, courting controversy for their refusal to obscure the sexuality of their chararcters. Some tales come from canonical, widely known authors (Whitman, Chopin, Wilde, Cather), while others emerge from obscurer and less recognized writers (Thanet, Cooke, Bunner). Some are tragic and self-critical, clearly the byproducts of when they were written. Others are lightly comedic or triumphant, bucking the conventions of the time. Throughout each story, however, persists a desire to represent the seemingly unrepresentable, finding expression for the “love that dare not speak its name.” - Summary by ChuckW (18 hr 15 min)

Chapters

The Child's Champion

24:18

Read by Tasha C Mapes

In the Tules

39:25

Read by Cavaet

The Falling in Love of Fedora

6:45

Read by Tasha C Mapes

The Man who thought Himsek a Woman

49:27

Read by Yuhan L Jiang

Pearl Hunting in the Pomonous

27:52

Read by whisperintoearth

Twin Love

38:24

Read by VachaT

Portrait of W.H. Chapter 1

30:15

Read by Philip Erickson

Portrait of W.H. Chapter 2 & 3

29:28

Read by Philip Erickson

Felipa

52:31

Read by Anamika

My Visitation Part 1

29:51

Read by WendyKatzHiller

My Visitation Part 2

34:49

Read by WendyKatzHiller

A Scrap of Paper part 1

43:57

Read by Chuck Williamson

A Scrap of Paper part 2

44:18

Read by Chuck Williamson

The Man who became a Woman part 1

47:49

Read by ashleighjane

The Man who became a Woman part 2

46:37

Read by ashleighjane

Out of the Deeps

23:16

Read by Tomas Peter

There and Now

35:05

Read by Nancy Halper

Marjorie Daw

48:01

Read by Christine Rottger

Two Friends

26:56

Read by Colleen McMahon

Martha's Lady

38:33

Read by EliseDee

My Lorelei: A Heidelberg Romance

46:00

Read by PinewoodMists

Our Aromatic Uncle

34:31

Read by Joanna Schreck

The True Story Of A Vampire

21:16

Read by Tomas Peter

The Heart’s Desire

4:47

Read by Tasha C Mapes

Two Gentlemen of Kentucky" (part one)

45:56

Read by Mark Nelson

Two Gentlemen of Kentucky" (part two)

22:41

Read by Mark Nelson

A Boy's Discovery

18:58

Read by Donald Cummings

Paul’s Case: A Study in Temperament

1:04:19

Read by WendyKatzHiller

The Prussian Officer (Chapter 1)

25:00

Read by VachaT

The Prussian Officer (Chapter 2)

27:43

Read by VachaT

"Aquae Multae Non––" (Part I)

30:16

Read by Devan Tatlow

"Aquae Multae Non––" (Part 2)

36:30

Read by Devan Tatlow