Based on the critical reading of Gloria Fuertes? (Madrid, 1918-1998) poetic work, this paper analyzes humor as a possible means of expression to overcome the social and literary taboo of lesbianism, reflecting the role of ideology and censorship under Franco. In order to introduce lesbian identity in literary analysis, and as a general blueprint for this paper, the following concepts are taken as a starting point: queer theory, a critical approach that allows a re-reading of the texts; the literary and psychological theory of humor; Fuertes? social, cultural and political context, as it determines her experience as a woman, writer and lesbian, and therefore her poetry. The textual analysis focuses on four thematic strands: We analyze, firstly, the poet?s self-affirmation as a woman, lesbian, poet, and therefore as an independent literary subject. Secondly, we will argue that the feminist consciousness of the poems allows the writer to distance herself from the official phallogocentric discourse, and obtain a voice of her own, both feminine and critical. Thirdly, we find traces of a subliminal expression of lesbian identity, which we understand as feeling different and isolated, as the celebration of the other and marginalized, or as flexibility and diversity in love. Lastly, the deconstruction of gender and the subversion of compulsory heterosexuality allow the poet to position herself beyond the binaries of male-female and hetersexual-homosexual. The guiding thread of this analysis is the use of humor (verbal humor, parody, the infantilization of discourses) which is, we will argue, the key element that makes it possible to express a lesbian identity in the social and literary climate of Francoism.