The Top 3 LGBTQ+ Poems
In the spirit of Pride Month, it is important to celebrate the diverse and unique voices of the LGBTQ+ community. Reading or writing colorful LGBTQ+ poetry for pride month is a great way to begin June!
One of the most powerful ways to do so is listening to the communities voices and sharing your own support. The art of poetry is a great place to wave the rainbow flag and speak from your heart whether its passion, heart-wrenching confessions or joyful celebrations. LGBTQ+ poets have been crafting beautiful and moving poetry for centuries.
If you’re part of the community, an ally, or just a lover of poetry, here are some of the most uplifting and colorful LGBTQ+ poems to enjoy this Pride Month.
1. “A Litany For Survival” by Audre Lorde
We are big fans of Audre Lorde as the #lisquad. Audre Lorde was a trailblazing poet and activist who wrote about the experiences of being a Black lesbian.
One of her most iconic poems is “A Litany for Survival“, which speaks to the resilience and strength of marginalized communities. The poem encourages those who are fighting for change to continue pushing forward, even in the face of adversity.
2. “Love Poem to a Butch Woman” by Deborah A. Miranda
This love poem is sure to make your heart skip a beat.Miranda celebrates the strength, resilience, and beauty of butch women. The poem is an anthem for all those who refuse to conform to society’s gender norms.
“This is how it is with me:
so strong, I want to draw the egg
from your womb and nourish it in my own.
I want to mother your child made only
of us, of me, you: no borrowed seed
from any man. I want to re-fashion
the matrix of creation, make a human being
from the human love that passes between
our bodies. Sweetheart, this is how it is:
when you emerge from the bedroom
in a clean cotton shirt, sleeves pushed back
over forearms, scented with cologne
from an amber bottle—I want to open
my heart, the brightest aching slit
of my soul, receive your pearl.
I watch your hands, wait for the sign
that means you’ll touch me,
open me, fill me; wait for that moment
when your desire leaps inside me.”
3. “The Waste Land” by T.S. Eliot
Technically “The Waste Land”isn’t an LGBTQ+ poem.
However, T.S. Eliot was bisexual, and many scholars believe that his sexuality influenced the themes and imagery of this seminal work. “The Waste Land” is a complex and challenging poem, full of references to mythology, religion, and literature.
But at its core, it is a meditation on the post-World War I world and the turmoil of modernity. It’s a perfect poem for Pride Month, as it reminds us that the fight for acceptance and equality is an ongoing struggle.
Celebrate Pride Month!
As LGBTQ+ people fight for justice and equality, it’s important to celebrate the beauty and vibrance of their culture. Poetry gives them a platform to explore their identities, express their feelings, and connect with the wider community.
As you celebrate Pride Month, take some time to dip into the wonderful world of LGBTQ+ poetry, and let these poets show you the rainbow of inclusivity that is at the heart of their community.
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