It doesn't take much for equal rights supporters to get pumped up about LGBT Pride Month, but not all of your inspiration has to come from parades and rainbow flags. It's been over a year since the historical decision was made by the Supreme Court to make gay marriage legal across the entire country, but your support for the LGBTQ community shouldn't stop there. With the tragedy in Orlando on June 12 , it's becoming more and more obvious that there is still more work to be done when it comes to society fully accepting the LGBTQ community. For hundreds of years, poems have been an outlet for those seeking to make a change, to vent their frustrations, and to share their stories. It's easy to ignore injustice when it's not happening directly to you, but pick up any of these 11 LGBTQ poems for Pride Month and you'll realize how important it is that the world continues to support this beautiful community.
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Roses are red, violets are blue, women love women, what's it to you? Because after all, lesbians invented poetry! And we only have the iconic Sappho "The Poetess" to thank for the classic Sapphic stanza, as well as for the most divinely penned lyrics, which have inspired so many after her. Well, it doesn't get any more straightforward and gay than this. This poet and gay rights activist does not beat around the bush when it comes to her affairs.
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Sexuality in the Beat Generation :. However the post war era, s, was a period of time with much social issues and movements also. In the shadow of vigorous growth of economy and population, and the establishment of the middle class, existed various social matters such as segregation and nationwide government campaign against communism. There emerged the Beat Generation; group of young writers characterized as a reaction against the monotonous standardized, mass society created by the post war government.
Do you have a favourite gay or lesbian poem? Magma asked some poets and other people who might have an opinion. Here are some of the responses.