LGBT Poet Laureate Pens Poem for Bisexual Visibility

13552684_264711050572220_1621650479_n-672x372 The LGBT Poet Laureate  has shared a new poem that tackles biphobia.

LGBT Poet Laureate Trudy Howson has written a poem that asks the wider LGBT community to examine its prejudices. She told Biscuit that she had used the phrase “let us love freely whatever our gender” as prompt to create the poem, which was written to mark Bisexual Visibility Day.  Trudy will read the poem at INCITE!’s bisexuality themed event on 14th September, but you can read it here first.

Bisexual Visibility Day

Do or die, laugh or cry, why not?
Gay or Bi, bold or shy, let’s not
Pretend we haven’t been there.
Or tell ourselves we aren’t aware.

Lets not judge, just because we,
Haven’t experienced the possibility.
Let’s put our prejudice aside
Be Gay or Bi, no need to hide.

September is the month that we
Celebrate bisexuality.
It’s pretty cool to be that way,
Open to love, both straight and gay.

And who the hell are we to say
It’s wrong to be able to feel that way?
Don’t we hate it when people say
That it’s not natural to be trans or gay.

So let’s embrace the joy that we
Can share together, of being free.
Instead of a wall let’s have a door,
Instead of less, let’s have more.

It’s love that makes the world rotate,
Lets support each other, not hesitate.
Let’s make the world a better place,
For bisexuals of every, age and race.

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Libby is a 30-something Londoner, who spends more time reading picture books than is seemly. She became a bi activist entirely by accident, but now she can't imagine living any other way. In the event of an emergency, she'll have a large gin and tonic, thanks.
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