Yesterday was #NationalComingOutDay. That prompted me to have a bit of a conversation with myself. “Where do I truly stand on the all of this?” It produced some interesting results.
Firstly, I’m proud everyone who has had the courage come out as LBGT+. Even these days, that kind of openness can be scary. Uncertain. I applaud you for taking that step.
The thing is: I shouldn’t have to. Now, let me clarify that statement.
If we are truly the society we tout ourselves to be on social media, it shouldn’t matter who someone gets romantically or sexually involved with. It’s their call. Completely and utterly. And, unless it’s hurting someone else, no one else should have any say on who someone else becomes involved in a relationship with or how they identify their gender… IF they identify, at all. Period.
That’s what should be “the norm” for a modern, evolved, logical society. It shouldn’t matter one way or the other if someone is LBGT+ or not. They should be simply accepted for who they are. Without qualification. How someone identifies themselves doesn’t determine the character of that person.
And really, “Character of the person” should be the defining factor. Gay? Straight? Who cares.
Being an asshole or shit disturber? Needlessly vindictive for no reason? Now THOSE are examples of reasons to give a person stink.
Basically I’m hoping that we soon live in a world where coming out as LBGT+ yields a solid “meh”. That we won’t need a #NationalComingOutDay. Because it will be so commonplace and widely, instantly accepted that no one bats an eyelash when such proclamations are made.