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I'm pleased to take part in QUILTBAG Pride week here on Poetree. We're celebrating the anniversary of the Stonewall riots and people's right to love whom they love, as they love, free of persecution. There are lots of different stripes in the queer rainbow, so I'm trying to gather examples from as many as possible.

Why does this matter? First, it's good for people to see reflections of themselves in literature; that's validating of their identity, and something that mainstream folks may take for granted. Second, It records and shares the experience of different groups so that their discoveries may be known. These two factors may entice people to read poetry even if they didn't care much about it before, because it can do something for them. Third, those impressions let people of other groups widen their awareness beyond their own personal experiences, which aids tolerance.

Voices of under-represented groups are especially valuable because they share insights that are not widely known or told. It's like the difference between opening a window in a room where there are already 20 windows open, vs. a room where there is only 1 window open. You've just doubled the light in that second room, while the first room might not even show a visible difference.

Below are some resources about QUILTBAG poetry that you might enjoy exploring ...

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AllPoetry: Poems Tagged with Bisexual

AllPoetry: Poems Tagged with Transgender

Asexy Love Poems

Assaracus: A Journal of Gay Poetry

Between the Cracks: The Daedalus Anthology of Kinky Verse

Bisexual Poems

Contemporary Gay American Poets and Playwrights

Erotic Asexual Poetry

Fuck Yeah Queer Poetry!

Gay/Lesbian Poetry

Gay and Lesbian Poetry in Our Time

Genderqueer Poetry

Glitter Tongue: Queer and Trans Love Poems

Homoerotic Poetry

Intersex Poetry and Art

Intersex Valentines Poetry

Isle of Lesbos: Lesbian Poetry

Kinky Poetry

Lesbian Poetry Archive

Polyamory Poetry

The Polyamory Poetry Page

Sappho and the World of Lesbian Poetry

Transgendered, Transsexual Poetry Forums

Transsexual/Transgender Poet Index

Transsexualism & Intersex Poetry

Date: 2012-06-27 11:33 am (UTC)
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Oh my goodness, I loved the erotic asexual poem!

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