A Poem by Audrey writes things

I got sick of being told that people, including myself, have identities that don't exist, so I wrote a poem to express my feelings (plus the lgbtqia+ genre is called gay & lesbian on here)

It's disheartening 
To say the least
When people oppress you
To the point that 
People don't believe you exist
Despite popular belief
We are not mythical creatures
We are not confused 
We are not looking for attention
We are not more likely to carry STDs
We are not waiting for the right person to show us the way
We are not necessarily celibate
We are not cold and unfeeling
We are not just transitioning from one sexuality to another
We are simply human
No ifs, ands, nor buts
We are real
We are bisexual
We are polysexual
We are pansexual
We are omnisexual
We are asexual
We are genderqueer 
We are anyone who has ever been told
"You can't be that
Because that doesn't exist"
Let's band together
Because even if they don't believe us
We can still believe in each other

© 2014 Audrey writes things

Author's Note

Audrey writes things
if you belong to any other identities that are in the same situation, leave them in the comments and I'll add them in!

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Hi Audrey!
Erasure is an important issue in the MOGAI (marginalized orientations, gender alignments, and intersex, if you don't know yet) community.
As a bi nonbinary person as well as an intersex person, erasure is very personal to me and I cannot express how damaging it has been to me. But I have hope that the community will grow stronger and begin to support our forgotten siblings as it should always have done.
This poetry, your poetry, is extremely important. Maybe a young person will come by this and feel less alone, and that'll make all the difference.
Keep writing, and thank you.

Posted 9 Years Ago

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Added on July 28, 2014
Last Updated on July 28, 2014
Tags: erasure, oppressing, lgbt, lgbtqia+


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