Fine, but there are situations where those people would like a way to distinguish themselves, and I would prefer a better way to do so.
Yeah, I get that. And I understand it of course too. We often like to be, in fact need to be clear about who we are and what we are. We like to have firm ground under us about who we are. And many have for many years tried to make sexuality out to be a fixed thing, and that it is only right/proper/safe if fixed in a way they approve.
But having lived with and known enough "alphabet's" I have seen the reality of life and learning and change (and non-change) and have found that so many really don't need to be required to identify themselves as any one thing. Just treat them (there I go, labeling "them"), just treat PEOPLE you meet and know as a person, be open and accepting and pleasant and they will find their way in the world. And you will be OK too. It is an amazing thing!
So what if they show up to the Christmas party with one person or another or with no one. So what if the show pictures of their trip with a same sex partner, or a spouse, or a "friend", or if they have short hair, a "butch" haircut, multicolored hair. Yes there are limits for different work places but in the real world if people were just people and not "them" I think it would be better.
Sorry, I am ranting, and I am not ranting at you or anyone particular.
I don’t know that I am unafraid to be myself, but it is hard to be somebody else. - W. Shatner
Productivity isn’t about getting more things done, rather it’s about getting the right things done, while doing less. - M. Oshin