Now we are in the 21st century and thanks to the many activists, martyrs, advocates, rioters, protesters, marchers, demonstrators, teachers, free spirits, forward thinkers, and upholders of justice we are being normalized in the eyes of America. Our lifestyle (boy I really hate that word and its coming out like smoke in my eyes) is one that people are coming to terms with. We aren't unique though, lots of other people are being normalized in America:
...and anyone else who isn't Christian, white, and male.
The fact that people, all of us, have to normalize anyone is indicative of our own superiority complex. The thinking derives from "I am normal, everyone not like me is abnormal."
Who are we to dictate what's normal? Who's land belongs to whom? Did we create the dust or trees or sky or air or a single atom? We are guests of the land and neither own nor have birth rights to that which we cannot create ourselves.
So while I am "normalized" and many view this as a win in the right direction, its sad that we were thought of as abnormal in the first place.
This is why I no longer strive to be straight or strictly masculine. Neither of which is normal in my world. I am the normal one, others are abnormal.
Be proud of your normal