The Youth Group discuss Gay Pride

Ricky and May, the workers,
explain the history of the movement
with photos and posters.
An unpleasant memory stirs:
a primary school trip
to the Discovery Museum.
Frankie reminds Derek, who says
Yes. It was massive, old,
remember The Time Tunnel?
Frank says
A few of wer got lost;
in this big room in the basement
we saw pictures of people
with banners, marching,
women in bars, men in makeup.
We stopped and stared –
when Sir caught up with us
Paddy called Sir, they’re Gay People sir!
an Rujina said What’s gay ?
another lad said If you’re gay, that means you’re infertile.
and Sir said:
No, there’s something else wrong with them.

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