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Non-Binary

NON-BINARY

 

Who are you to say to me?

“I know all about your sexuality”

Just because of things you’ve read

You think you can see inside my head

 

This attitude just makes me rage

I’m not just a statistic on a page

In your little box I do not fit

Binary sexuality? I don’t give a shit

 

Don’t you see? It’s much too tight

Society’s expectations just aren’t right

Let’s push the boundaries, make them wide

Then no one needs to feel frightened or hide

 

You want to know what’s real for me?

Being an individual, being free.

Choosing who and how I am

Exploring the spectrum of woman and man

 

I’d just like to say to you

That I’m the one who knows what’s true

The important thing is respect and caring

When heart and mind and body sharing

Queer Kiss-mas

It’s the festive season, Hip hip hooray!

Now’s a good time to be happy and Gay

This time of year can be lonely and cold

So get out those glad-rags, be daring. Be bold.

 

Try a new lipstick, buy a sprig of mistletoe

Tune into the season, its ringing Go Gay Go!

Dry clean that jacket. Put on that bow tie

If you feel like snogging, don’t think why?

 

Christmas time can be stressful and fraught

Overspending, overeating, doing what you ought

So relax and smile a little, look around you, it’s free.

Enjoy the many pleasures of our Community

 

Be kind, be nice, it is the seasonal mission

Spread love and goodwill, I give you my permission

Just one more thing to say before I go

I wish you a Merry Xmas, with lots of Yo, Ho, Ho!

The Caravan Club

Who cares that they hate us

Out there, on the street.

Here we have a place,

We can secretly meet.

 

We can dress how we like,

Just relax and enjoy

Without fear or shame,

Be a girl or a boy.

 

We adopt new names,

Play gender games

Love outside the Law

At the Caravan Club.

 

It has to be said

I feel quite Queer

I wonder if its because

Lady D. is sitting near.

 

I wouldn’t say no,

Shouldn’t like to miss

An opportunity if it arose

And, she offered me a kiss

 

I’m feeling, oh so Queer!

On a cushion I shall lie

Perhaps she might come over

And we’ll kiss & coo & sigh.

 

I love it here,

It’s naughty, safe & fun.

We can be ourselves

No need to hide or run.

 

At The Caravan Club.

PEOPLE WILL SAY WE’RE QUEER

(Performed with musical accompaniment to ‘People will say we’re in love’ by Rogers & Hammerstein, 1943, but in a minor key)

Don’t praise my work so much

Don’t stand quite so near

Don’t laugh at my jokes too much

People will guess that we’re Queer

 

Don’t sigh and gaze at me

Your love is far too clear

Your eyes mustn’t glow like mine

People will know that we’re Queer

 

Don’t risk being truthful

Honesty would cost us both dear

Our families shamed, us prosecuted

Just because we are Queer

50th Anniversary of the Decriminalisation of Homosexuality

There is danger in dark places

For men like us, there are no spaces

Where we can be proud, where we can be free

Where I can love you and you, can love me

 

We know how great the risk would be

We’d be ostracized by society

Our lives & careers would be ruined of course

By blackmail, prosecution, threats or force

 

Because of that we play the game

Of love that dare not speak its name

My problem is when I hear your voice

My spirit doth lift and my heart rejoice

 

My flesh is weak, but my spirit strong

I know in my heart it is not wrong

For man to love man, and boy to love boy

To share love and respect, happiness and joy