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LGBTQI+ rights through poetry

Watch poets, Yrsa Daley-Ward and Patrick Cash, taking the Make a Difference in a Minute challenge.

Students can also take the challenge by writing a poem about LGBTQI+ rights that can be performed in one minute or less.

And that's the thing about ignorance

By Yrsa Daley-Ward

Read 'And that's the thing about ignorance' here

What Scares You

By Patrick Cash

Patrick is a writer living in London. Patrick’s Make a Difference in a Minute poem for LGBTQI+ rights shares some of the events that have impacted upon him. The poem ends with a call to action to join the LGBTQI+ movement in their fight for equality and against hate.

Read 'What Scares You' here 

Watch other poets take the Make a Difference in a Minute challenge.

Take the challenge

Write a poem which can be:

  • A personal experience of, or view on, LGBTQI+'s rights OR
  • An appeal or solidarity poem for an activist campaigning for LGBTQI+ rights 

Need help getting started? 

Take a look at our Words that Burn resources for inspiration. 

Take a look at our work on LGBTQI+ Rights.