When will homo/bisexuals no longer need to "come out"?

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It annoys me when someone "comes out"

I thought that being homo/bisexual was accepted now, why do people feel the need to " come out"? It's sad.

When do you think homo/bisexual people will no longer need to "come out"?
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When being straight isn't the "default" sexuality.

+ Coming out isn't bad. It is a part of the gay rights movement and it is a milestone for whoever the person is.
++ Non-Hetrosexuality isn't globally accepted
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When being straight isn't the "default" sexuality.

+ Coming out isn't bad. It is a part of the gay rights movement and it is a milestone for whoever the person is.
++ Non-Hetrosexuality isn't globally accepted
So never?

Being heterosexual will always be the default, because naturally it is the default of pretty much every vertebrae on earth.

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The very instant teenagers cease to commit suicide due to homophobic bullying across the planet. So realistically it won't be within our lifetimes, maybe we can stop it in the UK, Australia, maybe even America but across Africa? The Middle East? I highly doubt these places will even stop state-sanctioned murders of LGBT people let alone get to the point of cultural acceptance within the next 100 years.
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(Original post by MylittlePlusle)
It annoys me when someone "comes out"

I thought that being homo/bisexual was accepted now, why do people feel the need to " come out"? It's sad.

When do you think homo/bisexual people will no longer need to "come out"?
Coming out isn't a one time thing. We come out many times to many different people at different stages of our lives. Some will be easy, some will be harder, and some (hopefully very few) will feel terrifying and dangerous.
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When people like you realise it shouldn't even be a problem to see "coming out" as a bit of a negative thing.
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So never?
Being heterosexual will always be the default, because naturally it is the default of pretty much every vertebrae on earth.
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That's only because we've assumed that everyone was straight for so long :yep:
But you're right…
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Because in certain corners of society and the world, being gay is still a stigma and is not acceptable.
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That's only because we've assumed that everyone was straight for so long :yep:
But you're right…
Well it is a pretty good assumption considering that 99% or there abouts of the population is straight.

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It annoys me when someone "comes out"

I thought that being homo/bisexual was accepted now, why do people feel the need to " come out"? It's sad.

When do you think homo/bisexual people will no longer need to "come out"?
99.9999% of people I meet on a daily basis are straight and/or in a heterosexual relationship. I live in London by the way. The fact is its Normal for someone like me to assume someone is straight as I don't really know the last time I met a gay individual. Coming out is the appropriate terminology until 50% or more of the population are gay
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(Original post by MylittlePlusle)
It annoys me when someone "comes out"
I thought that being homo/bisexual was accepted now, why do people feel the need to " come out"? It's sad.
When do you think homo/bisexual people will no longer need to "come out"?
You thought wrong. Oh well.

It annoys me when someone "comes out"

Good. It makes me happy that it annoys you. Annoying self obsessed third party white noise without realizing is part of the benefits.
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Well the majority of the population is straight, the assumption will always be that someone is straight. Thus there will have to be some kind of coming out process whereby a homosexual reveals his/her sexual preference.
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I only came out to a couple of people about a year and half ago. I now have a bf and have just been telling people I have a bf and they're like 'oh okay, what's his name can I see a pic'. I never really felt I had to come out properly to most people, 1) because it's fairly obvious I'm gay, 2) because coming out is something that you're going to do on a daily basis all through life, choosing one moment in time where you're going to tell everyone just seems a bit ceremonial to me, I know it's a milestone for many gays, but never felt that way to me.


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In addition to what's already been said: so long as there are religions in which homosexuality/homosexual sex is viewed as a negative/a sin and as long as there are religious parents upholding such beliefs and just assuming that their children will enter straight relationships/marriages, then there will always be a need for some people to come out :yes:
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Never because everyone thinks your hetero by default

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Never. People usually assume that others are heterosexual. This is completely understandable since most people are heterosexual. But it doesn't help that heterosexist attitudes still exist.
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Thus there will have to be some kind of coming out process whereby a homosexual reveals his/her sexual preference.
Maybe so, but the term coming out seems a bit silly if the person you're coming out to's first response is going to be "meh". It's not as if anyone ever comes out as left handed.

Since homophobia these days is the exception rather than the rule, it seems we are fast approaching the time when the act of coming out will be redundant.

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Maybe so, but the term coming out seems a bit silly if the person you're coming out to's first response is going to be "meh". It's not as if anyone ever comes out as left handed.

Since homophobia these days is the exception rather than the rule, it seems we are fast approaching the time when the act of coming out will be redundant.

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It doesn't matter. Gay people will always have to reveal their sexuality to others at some stage, since the majority of population is straight and the natural assumption is that any young adult will be straight. The response to coming out will be positive & supportive, but that doesn't mean the act of coming out will ever be redundant, that just doesn't make any sense.
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It doesn't matter. Gay people will always have to reveal their sexuality to others at some stage, since the majority of population is straight and the natural assumption is that any young adult will be straight. The response to coming out will be positive & supportive, but that doesn't mean the act of coming out will ever be redundant, that just doesn't make any sense.
Like I said, nobody needs to come out as left-handed. It's just a fact of life, which might be mentioned in passing but isn't at all a big deal. So why in the future should anyone need to come out as gay?

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So never?

Being heterosexual will always be the default, because naturally it is the default of pretty much every vertebrae on earth.

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There's a correlation between an increasing population and the percentage of homosexuals. I read a report about it once, fascinating really. It could be possible that there will come a time where homosexuals outnumber heterosexuals.
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