We are delighted to share this poem written by one of our LGBTQ allies.
A note from the author
My inspiration is my friend Vritika who writes wonderful love stories about LGBTQ+ on an app named as Wattpad. One of the reason for her writing these stories is maybe to change the viewpoint of people regarding LGBTQ relationships.
When I first read her story, I was in awe and at the same time curious to know about her inspiration to change people’s thinking.
So, I had a conversation with her, and she told me about her friend who identified himself as GAY and then she quoted “Pyaar toh pyaar hota hai na” (Love is love) and that hit me very hard.
I love to read her stories, and I like to write poems. There is a society in our college, and they organised the very first queer event in our college to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community. Since I was a member of that society, so I was requested by them to write a poem, but I have never written any poem regarding LGBTQ+ the reason being that I write when I feel things.
I sat with my notebook, and I imagined being gay. And I realised how easy it is for us, straight folks, to discuss our crushes. I have seen people listening to heterosexual love stories with lot of interest and appreciation, but when I think the same for the LGBTQ+ community, I feel so sad to imagine how hard it is for them to come out and talk about their love life and love interests.
It is so painful to think that the most beautiful and a pure feeling like love is judged and controlled by our society. The saddest part is that they get bullied and mocked just because they chose to love someone from their gender. I could now empathise with their plight and that made me write this poem.
I think if people were more accepting and empathetic, the world would be a better place. And I’m pretty sure it is not that hard. All we need is learn how to mind our own business and let people live and love however and whoever they want to.
The above link is of one of the best love stories I ever read.
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