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Old 07-06-2019, 07:57 PM
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"Consider all the additional “personages” that have appeared in the last few decades. By no means an exhaustive list, these include transgender, pansexual, bisexual, asexual, demisexual, neutrois, agender, non-binary, polysexual, polyamorous, genderqueer, and genderfluid. Many have their own flags — an interesting trend in itself. And all identities, we are told, belong to non-geographical and quasi-mystical “communities.”

Many Americans, especially young ones, find such frenzied categorization troubling, as recent figures indicate: The annual GLAAD Accelerating Acceptance report shows a noticeable drop in the number of 18- to 34-year-olds who feel comfortable interacting with LGBTQ people, from 63 percent in 2016, to 53 percent in 2017, to 45 percent in 2018. ....

... My prediction is that as LGBTQ overreach continues, it will backfire, and the culture will reorient. My hope, then, is that the obsession with identity will die down. And a day will come when people are finally judged by the content of their character — not by the object of their desires. I hope. But I don’t hold my breath."
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"Consider all the additional “personages” that have appeared in the last few decades. By no means an exhaustive list, these include transgender, pansexual, bisexual, asexual, demisexual, neutrois, agender, non-binary, polysexual, polyamorous, genderqueer, and genderfluid. Many have their own flags — an interesting trend in itself. And all identities, we are told, belong to non-geographical and quasi-mystical “communities.”

Many Americans, especially young ones, find such frenzied categorization troubling, as recent figures indicate: The annual GLAAD Accelerating Acceptance report shows a noticeable drop in the number of 18- to 34-year-olds who feel comfortable interacting with LGBTQ people, from 63 percent in 2016, to 53 percent in 2017, to 45 percent in 2018. ....

... My prediction is that as LGBTQ overreach continues, it will backfire, and the culture will reorient. My hope, then, is that the obsession with identity will die down. And a day will come when people are finally judged by the content of their character — not by the object of their desires. I hope. But I don’t hold my breath."
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Personally, I don't care what someone's sexual orientation, identity, gender, or lack thereof is. Two consenting adults and all that.

What does bother me, is that some feel the need to announce to all what they believe they are. Good on ya. I'm happy if you are happy.

But that's not good enough for some. I must go out of my way to cheerlead them on? Accept a dressing down for not using the appropriate pronouns? Not happening. While I do attempt to use non-gender pronouns when something may be in question, I refuse to be chastised for it if I choose wrongly..

I'm not sure overreach is the word I would use, but there definitely has been a toned down response from a great number of people, and it seems even moreso from those of the LGBT community, from what I've seen.

Perhaps they have crossed the 'enough already' line.
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What does bother me, is that some feel the need to announce to all what they believe they are.
Remember, back in "the day", when the SAME crew told everyone to mind their own beeswax when it comes to what they do in the bedroom?...
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Remember, back in "the day", when the SAME crew told everyone to mind their own beeswax when it comes to what they do in the bedroom?...
It seems that as the group expanded, so did the need for recognition.

One extended family member who is of the G community, said it this way: Who I love is no different than who you love. You don't dance in the streets about it, and neither do I.
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"Consider all the additional “personages” that have appeared in the last few decades. By no means an exhaustive list, these include transgender, pansexual, bisexual, asexual, demisexual, neutrois, agender, non-binary, polysexual, polyamorous, genderqueer, and genderfluid. Many have their own flags — an interesting trend in itself. And all identities, we are told, belong to non-geographical and quasi-mystical “communities.”

Many Americans, especially young ones, find such frenzied categorization troubling, as recent figures indicate: The annual GLAAD Accelerating Acceptance report shows a noticeable drop in the number of 18- to 34-year-olds who feel comfortable interacting with LGBTQ people, from 63 percent in 2016, to 53 percent in 2017, to 45 percent in 2018. ....

... My prediction is that as LGBTQ overreach continues, it will backfire, and the culture will reorient. My hope, then, is that the obsession with identity will die down. And a day will come when people are finally judged by the content of their character — not by the object of their desires. I hope. But I don’t hold my breath."
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As long as there are those who would pit us against each other for their own profit or power, we are made starkly aware of our differences.
The be part of the solution. While I actually despise the phrase, it does apply. Stop making it about physical characteristics, stop making it about 'group identity' and start treating people as individuals.....
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