Sometimes with one I love I fill myself with rage for fear I effuse
But now I think there is no unreturn'd love, the pay is certain
one way or another,
(I loved a certain person ardently and my love was not return'd,
Yet out of that I have written these songs.)
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.