Imagine how much broader the dialogue would be
If more people came out as non-binary
“I’m non-binary and my pronouns
Are the same. I just want to say
That I believe that sex and gender are
Two different things, and that
I’ve never felt that strongly committed
To the gender I was born as”
Just left it at that–
No selfies, no pronouns, no gatekeeping–
No expectation to mix-present, no
Connotation with the desire to transition–
How many more people
Would be at the party?
When I think of it this way it’s clear to me that
Only queer identifying people
Are brave enough to come out, under an umbrella
That’s already too small to cover everyone in it.
Solution– either get more umbrellas, or
Get more friends, build a roof–
It lasts longer.