A poem for International Day Against Homopobia, Transphobia & Biphobia

by Trudy Howson | LGBT Poet Laureate
Friday, 17 May 2019 07:15 GMT

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Trudy Howson is the LGBT Poet Laureate


I’m your brother, and sister

I’m both Mrs and Mister

I’m Gay, Bi, Trans, Non-binary.

I am…myself

I’m your father and mother,

Husband, Auntie, friend and lover.

I’m different…and the same

I am your family

I’m black, white, pink…every hue.

Christian, Moslem, Buddhist…Jew

Skinhead, Goth, Punk, New Romantic

I am me. I am you

I’m your district nurse, your teacher,

The boy and girl next door

Someone in the street

I am your neighbour

I'm no better than you, no worse

No richer, poorer, blessed or cursed.

Just part of the same Gravitational Wave,

As you.