If there is to be a brave new world, our generation is going to have the hardest time living in it.Chancellor Gorkon. Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991).
This past week, Demi Lovato revealed on their podcast that they are non-binary.
Now, I like to think of myself as a culturally sensitive, bedwetting liberal kind of guy. But even I must admit, that new gender identifications are popping up faster than I can keep up with. I actually had to Google non-binary in this context to really understand what it means. I’m sure that the people who are less culturally sensitive, less “PC“ and then I am, probably hear the term LGBTQ And think that someone is making a reference to an a eye chart. For me it’s OK. I think of myself as a lifelong learner. If I don’t know about something, like like to delve in and learn about it. I don’t like to remain ignorant.
And while the terminology is new, the reality is that these gender identities, or lifestyles if you will, have been around since the beginning of time. homosexuality has been around as long as human sexuality itself.
Furthermore, it has been established that during a human pregnancy, human fetus is to have, at one point full sets of gender organs. Typically, one set of gender organs develops while the other one gradually disappears. Is it too far out of the realm of possibility to assume that in some cases The “incorrect” set of gender organs develops for a particular person? And if you’re willing to concede that, is it really too much to conclude that some people are sometimes born with neither gender identity? Regardless of their anatomy?
I guess we’ll gets me most is why some people who are cisgender (that’s those of us who identify with the gender that we were assigned at birth) have problems with people who identify as LGBTQ. It’s not as if their lifestyle is and assault on the cisgender lifestyle. I guess it’s like racism, and sexism, and homophobia. People in the majority, people in positions of power, view any alternative to them as an affront to the status quo.
Also, human sexuality is a very fluid thing. People who live centuries ago seem to have a much better grasp on this concept. Today, for guys so much says says “he’s a good looking guy“ people automatically assume that this is some revelation of some latent homosexual tendencies. Even in their statement, Lovato said something to the effect of this is how they identify at this time.
Of course, then there is the cynic in me that says a Demi Lovato is a celebrity; sometimes celebrities will do or say anything for publicity. So I guess we’ll see. And just for the record, I couldn’t give two shits about Demi Lovato. I could not name one song of theirs to save my life.
My name is Rob. My pronouns are he, his, and him.