It seems as though everyone around us today is taking ownership of their true identities and sharing them with the world around them. You don't have to be afraid to share your preferences or opinions because there seems to be a new universal understanding that each human being is, in fact, a unique being.
It's hard to believe that years ago the things that have been going on in the realm of celebrity pop culture would be completely unthinkable. Don't get me wrong, the world is not a perfect place; far from it actually, but we are currently witnessing our society take its first steps on a new kind of path. Co-existance is another extremely important factor in society today that is starting to evolve into something bigger and better. A ubiquitous respect is able to thrive more successfully now in comparison to years ago which is an amazing victory on our part.
With Laverne Cox recently being added into Madame Tussauds wax museum as the first ever transgender figure to be put on display comes the idea that there is an idea of true approval brewing within our generation. Recently, Miley Cyrus even admitted in her recent Paper Magazine issue that she doesn't "relate to being a boy or a girl." You may think that Miley's admittance of her "fluid" gender identity is insignificant, but these kinds of statements are inadvertently innovating our society today.
Sexual and identity preferences are now being plastered on newsstands for all to see. Since Caitlyn Jenner, who has been going through the difficult process of transitioning in the the public eye, has come out, we see how accepting the public and media is of her decision to finally be true to herself.
The reason that these celebrity truths are so important to each and every one of us is because the openness that is occurring in the Hollywood microcosm is enabling our macrocosm to evolve. The significance of these "coming outs" is creating an accumulation of acceptance, which is all at once eye opening and shunning hatred of others who are different.
Open-mindedness is a new-wave notion that is developing. With every brave person who comes out in admittance to who they truly are, the idea of tolerance of all kinds of people grows in size rapidly. It may shock a few people to see the sincere raw personas of those around them, but without these pioneers for truth, the human race would never progress.
We still have long way to go, but with the current voicing of sexuality and gender identity/preferences occurring around us, we are definitely going in the right direction.
Here are some celebrities who have helped pave the way for LGBT today:
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