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RF  Jul 2014
Gay
RF Jul 2014
Gay

If I wasn't gay would people care?
Would they actually let me breath the same air?
Could I actually go to school,
without people being so cruel?
Could I live in a world with no hate?
Maybe people would love me if I was straight.
It's not as easy as people think.
I can't just go to a shrink.
I didn't choose to be this way.
You really think I'd want to be gay?
I don't want attention,
I don't want fame.
This isn't some sort of game.
I am who I am and thats okay.
Most people don't see it that way.
I only wish I could be the same.
To have a wedding and it not be shamed.
I want to have kids and not be judged.
I don't want my reputation smudged.
But apparently I'm different now.
Sick in the head somehow.
Therapy and shock treatment for something that can't be fixed.
How did I get put into this mix?
Toxic and tragic,
that's my life.  
It's like I was stabbed in the back with a knife.
I'm gay,
what's wrong with that?
I get treated like some rat.
Using your holy books and your religion.
To fight against something that makes no difference.
I want to be a human not a punching bag.
Always getting called a fag.
Let that word have power and it gets to you.
But that words as good as whatever is stuck to the bottom of my shoe.
I love being this way.
I don't care what you say.

erin kingham  Aug 2014
"Gay"
erin kingham Aug 2014

I remember the first time someone explained to me what the word gay meant.
We were in middle school
Playing on the swing set behind Stoy Elementary
"He’s so gay," she said
Bitter disgust poured out of her mouth with every syllable
I could not think as to why being happy could be such a horrible thing
And so I asked
My exact words being
“Whats so wrong with being happy?”
Now both my friends looked at me weird
“Don’t you know what gay means?”
“Doesn’t it mean to be happy?”
“You’re such a little kid, gay does not mean happy. Gay is a boy who likes another boy”
I stood there wondering why it mattered so much that a boy liked another boy;
why it was such a distasteful thing.
And why it meant gay couldn’t still mean happy.

A Mareship  Jul 2014
gay
A Mareship Jul 2014
gay

The English vice,
Some Etonian curse –
Set down in grass
And purple verse,

Lavatory bred
With ransacked blood,
Skin slapping and
With a falling thud –

Takes boys at childhood,
Wishes them away,
With promises of popper fuelled buffets,

And poisons them with
Vice and virus red,
And sees them unmarried
Giving head.

I don’t regret a single thing I am,
I’ve tried it out
And can’t abide the sham –

I’ll fuck men
And make them beg for more,
I’ll scrabble for their love upon the floor,

I’ll love men
And love will love me too,
I’ll love for love’s own sake
And when I’m through

I’ll die and I’ll be thankful that your hate
Never made me beg that I was straight.

I don't generally write on the topic of being gay, although I write a lot about boyfriends etc.  Being gay is not really an issue for me, but every now and then someone will make a comment that will fucking enrage me, hence this poem. Let's stick together, doesn't matter who we fall in love with, let's not be ashamed of anything. x
Margaret  May 2014
gay 10w
Margaret May 2014

If no one
Knew what gay was
Who'd be gay?

Just thinking... I know gay isn't a choice, just thinking...
Love  Jul 2014
Gay Christian
Love Jul 2014

I'm done repressing my gayness
Because it's the "Christian" thing to do.
I will wear fucking rainbow nipple pasties
And march in a pride parade
If I please
And then go to church and praise Jesus
And God and the Holy Spirit
For making the way I am
And how I am
Because he made me perfect.
I am gay
I am Christian
I am proud to be both.

Bo Burnham Mar 2015

My whole family thinks I'm gay.
I guess it's always been that way.
Maybe it's 'cause of the way that I walk,
it makes them think that I like... boys.

The goddamn question just won't go away,
and I get asked every single day.
But the way they ask it is no disguise,
like How was your day? Do you like to kiss guys?
This is the worst, baby, this was my fear
Now their opinions are crystal clear...

My whole family now is shocked.
I'm in the closet and the door is locked.
Now my glory days are gone,
I was John Elway, now I'm Elton John.

My whole family thinks I'm fab.
There's a guy's butt--- Hey, Bo, take a stab!
Why doesn't he get women? There's no other way!
(It's 'cause I'm lanky, not because I'm gay.)

original video here --> www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZoO8LyizLA
ghostsax  Sep 2013
gay
ghostsax Sep 2013
gay

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Maura Feb 2015

If God is all love.
why is being gay harmful?
a sin is not love.

Tammy Reynolds  Jun 2012
Gay
Tammy Reynolds Jun 2012
Gay

I'm not gay.
I'm not homophobic.
I just know that gay means happy.
I know that gay means homosexual.
It's not negative.
Nor is it positive.
It's a fact and it is common.
To look back 50 years and think.
Nigger was an acceptable word.
Racism was acceptable treatment.
Gay is gay.
Intolerance is intolerable.

Samantha Goodman  Nov 2013
Gay.
Samantha Goodman Nov 2013

I am surrounded by people
Who think my boyfriend is
Gay
Just because
He treats me with
Respect.

erin kingham  Jun 2015
"Gay"
erin kingham Jun 2015

I remember the first time someone explained to me what the word gay meant.
We were in middle school
Playing on the swing set behind Stoy Elementary
"He’s so gay," she said
Bitter disgust poured out of her mouth with every syllable
I could not think as to why being happy could be such a horrible thing
And so I asked
My exact words being
“Whats so wrong with being happy?”
Now both my friends looked at me weird
“Don’t you know what gay means?”
“Doesn’t it mean to be happy?”
“You’re such a little kid, gay does not mean happy. Gay is a boy who likes another boy”
I stood there wondering why it mattered so much that a boy liked another boy;
why it was such a distasteful thing.
And why it meant gay couldn’t still mean happy.

Reposting this because equal marriage on the U.S. Now!!

My frightened friend once said to me:
"I'm scared... I think I'm gay, no longer straight!"

To which I replied:
"I do not care, I like you for who you are, and to me you're still my mate"

Mate = Friend
Emily Tyler Apr 2013

"That's so gay!"
A use of
Slang and slander
In
The
Wrong
Direction.

If they use
Gay as in
Happy
The
Way
Most
Have
Forgotten
It would be a good expression.

But if they use it
As a reference to
Homosexuality
Then
I
Don't
Get
It
I
Won't
Get
It.

You can't be more gay
Than someone else.
There's no scale
Or
Chart
To measure
Gayness

And it's a bad expression
So gay is
Bad?

No.

Gay is not bad.

People who say "That's so gay."

They are bad

Oh, venting.
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