28 June 2015

Society, evolution and #LOVEWINS


It seems that recently the internet has fallen in love with gender fluid Ruby Rose, had a mass positive party for Caitlyn Jenner, celebrated Laverne Cox in all of her black, trans womanhood, talked about John Jolie-Pitt, Rachel Dolezal and obsessed over shows such as Ru Paul's Drag Race. *deep breath* This has been a topic I've wanted to write about for a while now, and with Pride day being today and the legalisation of same-sex marriage in all US states, it felt appropriate to post this now!

I consider myself lucky to be living in a time where so many things are changing for the better; not only are we living in a new age, we are creating it. From same-sex marriage newly becoming a straight-up (no pun intended) civil right to people being identified and accepted as the person they want to be identified as. It's uplifting and empowering to see.
Being part of an era with such quick progression is truly something to be proud of, as it's hard to believe that only 51 years ago segregation of race was still in effect in the USA (now sickening to look back on). That same-sex marriage only became legal in the last two years here in the UK and  now finally nationwide in the USA. ( Yay America! )


It seems that as society is evolving (I think evolving is the appropriate word, right?) and we are actively fighting for our rights and the equal rights of others. The 'big bosses' are starting to listen. People are able and free to speak up about previously 'confusing', 'not right' or unholy subjects such as, gender fluidity. The idea of children identifying as the opposite gender was taboo or also unheard of.
Using the internet as our platform, so many of us are showing our 'true colours' and receiving an unprecedented amount of support for what would have been shunned or kept secret in our parent's life time. Even though there are still amounts of people that express hate towards LGBT groups, from where I stand there is a lot less mockery and more acceptance towards these subjects than there used to be.
To quote Laverne Cox:

"It feels like a new day, indeed, when a trans person can present her authentic self to the world for the first time and be celebrated for it so universally." 

This message now rings true for other minorities in their gender, race, sexuality and so on.
It feels good to be living in a society where positive changes are being made no matter how slowly (but surely) and I'm proud that for the age of only nineteen I've lived through some events and acts that will change our tradition and culture into a more accepting and congratulating one forever. Today I am proud of society. 


Let me know your thoughts in the comments! 
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