One of the books that had a big impact on me as a young man and on my sexual identity was “Maurice”, written by E.M. Foster, only published after his death in 1971. Ivory Merchant turned it in a beautiful film, that was re-released in 2017 to celebrate its 30th birthday. It tells the love between Maurice (James Wilby) and Clive (Hugh Grant). It was true love, but in the end Clive opts for a (heterosexual) marriage and prefers to live in a lie. Maurice will find lasting love with Alec (Rupert Graves), a staff member of Clive’s household. The story is set in early 20th century when homosexuality was still considered a crime. Remember Oscar Wilde. The book covers other themes such as…