I Know a Boy

By Pedro Manglona

Tinian

Celebrating Diversity: Pedro Manglona

I know a boy... who has my heart

I know a boy... who I couldn’t outsmart

I know a boy... who makes me feel free

I know a boy... who loves me

I knew a boy... when love really mattered

I knew a boy... where love didn’t matter

I knew a boy... who wasn’t ashamed

I knew a boy... whose family called names

I know a boy... who lives in the sky

I know a boy... whose love will never die

In recognition of Pride Month —a time to celebrate inclusion and diversity, while also recognizing the need to continue advocating for equal rights and opportunities for all— Marianas Variety has partnered with the Northern Marianas Humanities Council to celebrate diversity in our community. The submissions are from the Humanities Councils' Pride Talks writing contest. The Council is pleased to collaborate with Marianas Variety in sharing and publishing the winning submissions every Wednesday for the month of June. All the winning works will also be on display at the NMI Museum and presented at various Pride events throughout the month. For more information about how you can join the Council in celebrating Pride this year, check out nmhcouncil.org or follow the Council on Facebook or Instagram (@humanities670).

NMHC Pride Talks has been made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Democracy Demands Wisdom. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this feature do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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