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Humans Beyond Gender Identity Politics

I was talking with a close friend a few days ago, and they were interested in why I am so enthusiastic about supporting the LGBTQIA2S community. As I examined their query, I realized that my support goes beyond any specific organization or community. In truth, my position is rooted in a greater belief in justice, fairness, and boundary respect, which I apply to all individuals, regardless of gender or identity.

The concept of boundaries is very important to me. Boundaries, both literal and symbolic, are essential for good relationships and interactions. Unfortunately, many people, regardless of gender, frequently disregard these boundaries. Men, women, and non-binary people can all be guilty of invading the personal spaces of others.

So, when faced with a scenario that necessitates judgment, I actively opt to look past gender and focus on the individual. I know that males, women, and non-binary people can all engage in opportunistic and exploitative behavior. These characteristics are not limited to any particular gender or identity but are rather rooted in the psychological makeup of individuals.

In essence, the gender card has no influence over me. This realization has turned out to be a significant life lesson. Every person is an imperfect human being, regardless of gender or identity. Recognizing and correcting these shortcomings is critical for personal development and advancement.

By taking this stance, I hope to demonstrate that my support for the LGBTQIA2S community is not motivated by favoritism or a preference for one group over another. Rather, it is about recognizing the good contributions that all people, regardless of gender or identity, may make to society. My advocacy for justice, fairness, and boundary respect is a means of creating an inclusive atmosphere in which everyone’s rights and well-being are respected.

Accepting this broader perspective allows me to recognize the complicated and multifaceted character of humans. Every individual or group is capable of defects or harmful behavior. This awareness creates empathy and a greater understanding of the issues that all people encounter, regardless of gender or identity. It drives me to approach relationships with kindness and compassion, as well as a genuine desire to bridge gaps and foster harmony.

My support for the LGBTQIA2S group stems from a strong belief in the equality and respect of all people. It goes beyond identification and is consistent with the concepts of justice and fairness. By extending my support to all individuals who exemplify these ideas, I hope to build a world where everyone, regardless of gender or identity, may thrive and cohabit peacefully.

To summarise, protecting the LGBTQIA2S community is only one aspect of my broader commitment to supporting all individuals who display justice, fairness, and respect for boundaries. We can work towards a more inclusive and harmonious society where everyone has the opportunity to live authentically and reach their potential by recognizing our shared humanity, and practicing empathy, and understanding.

By pushing for fairness, justice, and boundary respect, I hope to foster an environment in which all individual’s rights and well-being are protected, regardless of gender or identity. My support for the LGBTQIA2S group derives from a larger belief in equality and the intrinsic worth of all people. By offering empathy and compassion to all individuals, regardless of gender, I hope to establish a culture in which everyone may coexist peacefully and thrive.

A version of this article originally appears on Twitter

Linda Ashok

Linda Ashok is an India English Poet & Polymath. She is a mental health advocate studying Psychology from IGNOU'25.