Retrieved February 6, Retrieved September 19, Science fiction and fantasy have traditionally been puritanical genres aimed at a male readership, and can be more restricted than non-genre literature by their conventions of characterisation and the effect that these conventions have on depictions of sexuality and gender. Carmen 50 English ". The popular Japanese manga tradition has included genres of girls' comics that feature homosexual relationships since the s, in the form of yaoi and yuri.
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As mentioned above same sex couples want marriage because they want the social endorsement that it signifies; but by admitting gay marriage we deprive marriage of its social meaning. Kyllenion by Augustus, Duke of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg is "the earliest known novel that centers on an explicitly male-male love affair". Historically, the term "gay literature" was sometimes used to cover both gay male and lesbian literatures. In a Glass Darkly. It has also been claimed that LGBT readers identify strongly with the mutantsaliens and other outsider characters found in speculative fiction.