We need to protect LGBTQ+ persons in this country. Now is the time for visibility and support. There are so many amazing poets to read this month who identify as LGBTQ+ and I encourage you to read them and learn about their experiences and share their creative work. A few great LGBTQ+ poets (and this is an incomplete list, obviously): Eileen Myles, Danez Smith, Sappho, Saeed Jones, Adrienne Rich, Savannah Brown, Audre Lorde, … Just to name a few for you to check out!
Here’s a poem from Saeed Jones: