Some works by popular gay and lesbian writers.
Probably in this time Jane Rule gets most fame as the author of the novel at the base of one of the most popular lesbian movies: “Desert Hearts”. This movie is often being played on lesbian film festivals and lost little of its original success through the years.
The book “Desert of the Heart” was published in 1964 but only after 22 rejections from publishers. It tells about the love between Ann and Evelyn not without the struggle against the homosexual taboo by the latter. Ann and Evelyn are two completely opposite characters. Their occupying says enough: Ann is a 25 years old cartoonist working in a casino and Evelyn is a 15 year older college teacher of English. …