Incredibly Moving Coming-Out Stories Inspired by Books

Incredibly Moving Coming-Out Stories Inspired by Books

In honor of National Coming Out Day, here are four beautifully candid coming-out stories that were all inspired by readers’ literary experiences. Please read them either for inspiration, to learn, or to simply see how important the arts can be in shaping who we are.

The Amazing Book Covers of Kavalier and Clay

The Amazing Book Covers of Kavalier and Clay

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It has been 20 years since Michael Chabon’s legendary novel was published on September 19th, 2000. In that short time, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay has won a Pulitzer Prize, and many many other awards. The book follows two cousins, Joe Kavalier and Sam Clay, as they reunite when Joe comes to America to escape Nazi Europe. The pair combine their skills, Joe the artist, and Sam the writer, to navigate the newfound world of comic books. It follows their careers, and intertwined love lives: Sam struggles with his queerness in a time when it wasn’t accepted and …