What people don’t know about my name
is that my grandmother gave me that “k”
—my very own unexpected
those two strong arms and two strong legs,
that broom-handle spine—
that letter about no one with a name
LGBTQ Pride Month
LGBTQ Pride Month, celebrated in June in commemoration of the 1969 Stonewall Riots in New York City, is a time to recognize the importance of the Gay Liberation Movement and celebrate the impact the LGBTQ community has had in our national history. Celebrate Pride Month by browsing this selection of poems from lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer writers past and present. For more poems, audio, books, and more from LGBTQ poets, visit our LGBTQ poetry page.