top of page

Poetry for Pride Month

I have perceiv’d that to be with those I like is enough,

To stop in company with the rest at evening is enough,

To be surrounded by beautiful, curious, breathing, laughing flesh is enough,

To pass among them or touch any one,

or rest my arm ever so lightly round his or her neck for a moment, what is this then?

I do not ask any more delight, I swim in it as in a sea.

Walt Whitman


Tired of socializing in seedy bars where they were likely to be harassed and arrested, sick of lying and denying, of withstanding humiliation, of being beaten up, and of living in constant fear of discovery that might get them fired or even killed, the “deviants” at Manhattan’s Stonewall Inn, a gay bar, one night fought back. That night and the nights to follow occurred at the end of June 1969, and they are the reason that June was chosen for LGBTQ Pride Month.

~ Kathleen Kuiper


Noté 0 étoile sur 5.
Pas encore de note

Ajouter une note

Join thousands of others!
Subscribe and get

The Latest!

Highlights straight to your inbox

(Twice a month at most — we promise

not to use your email for spam.)

Thanks for subscribing!

d81a914b-58f7-4399-a663-25b431168b8a (1).jpg
Featured Posts
Recent Posts
Search By Tags
Follow Suzanne
  • Instagram
  • Facebook Basic Square
  • Twitter Basic Square
bottom of page