It's no secret, and hasn't been for a while, that a lot of guys are turned on by the idea of women together sexually. As for the gender flip, for a long time it was assumed that women didn't have this kind of interest. In the Internet era, however, that assumption has been challenged. Fan fiction, in which more of the authors are female than male, thrives on gay romance and sex, as illustrated here:
Now Baldwin was gay himself, so the sex in the novel was probably a lot of him writing what he knew. Still, there are three major characters in the novel who somehow jump between gay and straight lovin'. The other two are the French gay lover of one of the three and a fairly clueless husband. So while it's a weighty book about race in America, in a lot of ways it feels like he wrote the template for yaoi oriented fanfic.
Also I sent off a story today. It's been a challenge getting it to where I wanted it to be, but I learned some things on the way. The 'zine I sent it off to is fairly prestigious, so I'm staying realistic. If they don't want it then I'll just try somewhere else.
1. Lou Rawls - Breaking My Back (Instead of Using My Mind)
2. Brian Eno - Driving Me Backwards
3. Jimi Hendrix Experience - Fire
4. The Clash - Complete Control
5. Imperial Teen - Overtaken
6. The Cramps - Green Fuz
7. Ladytron - AMTV
8. Morphine - Thursday
9. Arcade Fire - You Already Know
10. Dinah Washington - A Foggy Day