Only 9 out of the 36, but I’ve read the entire back catalogues of those 9 particular writers - so there’s that. I usually shy away from gay literature and film because I hardly ever see myself or my experience as a gay black man represented. Although not “classics” in the true sense of the word I would also recommend and/or add to the list: The World of Normal Boys by K. M. Soehnlein.
Sacred Lips of the Bronx by Douglas Sadownick
Eighty-Sixed by David B. Feinberg
Flaming Iguanas by Erika Lopez
I Am Not Myself These Days by Josh Kilmer-Purcell