Imagine a world where "coming out" is an archaic concept. A world where gender-conforming roles aren't imposed on young minds. Or anyone's minds, for that matter!
Parents announce that they're having a child — the child's sex doesn't matter. Girls aren't given only pink clothes and barbies. Boys aren't given just blue things and trucks.
(Gender reveal parties? They should just go back to where ever the hell they came from.)
The "sex talk" isn't just about "the birds and the bees". It's about birds who like birds, bees who like bees, and birds who become bees and so much more.
Parents encourage their children to explore all kinds of identities and activities. So when the child really knows who they are, and what they like, they don't feel like they have to explain themselves.
They don't risk "disappointing" their families by saying they aren't the person society told them — or expected them — to be. Their identity is what it is. They are happy, safe, comfortable, and loved in their own skin.
They are just...them.
We all are just... HUMANS.
Now, I'd love to know, have you ever had a coming-out-experience (could be yours or someone who's close to you)? What was it like?
Let me know in the comments!