50 shades of gender and identity
A new humanity is born

Reading time: 2 min.
Lyliane Jolly
Columnist for the Raelian Movement

Forty years ago, when a woman said to me, “I used to have a beard,” I thought to myself: “How could that be?”
As my reaction was not to have one, this woman felt accepted and respected. This was my first encounter with a trans person.
Since then and until recently, the majority of people remain on the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bi, trans) acronym, without really realizing that there are other gender identities and sexual identities. Even today, the binarity of gender seems to be the only option for an overwhelming majority of people who stagnate on the LGBT acronym, ignoring the meaning of the Q+ at the end.

Those millennials and Alphas who are showing us the way of differences.

Born after the year 2000, they were educated away from religious and other stereotypes. They played freely with trucks and dolls. The color of their clothes was no longer standardized. They chose their sports out of interest and pleasure.
Their hippie grandparents broke the sexual chains, their parents broke the silence on homosexuality and transidentity. It is therefore normal that these young people continue to seek and find their fulfillment in a sphere never before explored by humans: the freedom to be in the expression of gender.

I can no longer say “my granddaughter or grandson”, so they asked me to be introduced as “Neo my daughter’s child”. The “they” will have to enter my vocabulary like many other singular pronouns. Out of respect, so as not to offend, it will be essential for me to understand the meaning of certain key words.
To my ears, their first names are strange; they represent a sound that makes them vibrate. They are different from each other, but at the same time form a compassionate unit.

To feel safe and connected to each other, Neo and Jay explain that they gather under the rainbow flag where they find peace and respect.
They support each other to help each other against suicide, to comfort each other, to give each other tenderness and love. I feel they are like children looking for a place to live in a world they don’t know, as if they were looking for a place, a people like themselves.

In the meantime, in concrete terms, they are thinking about how to defend their rights and are discussing a new social construction based on well-being rather than social success.
Most of them are artists sensitive to the beauty and softness that we call femininity.

“If femininity is the remedy for humanity and is the way to prevent its destruction, then developing it becomes a necessity and the responsibility of every human being regardless of their sexual gender.” – Rael, Contact 302 43 / 1

Does it still make sense to choose between man and woman? It’s a question we shouldn’t have to ask ourselves anymore.
Long before these children were born, Rael wrote: “Normalization is the worst kind of social mental conditioning, conformity and denial of individual freedom. Be yourself, no matter what they say!” – Rael, Contact 356

Human beings must be considered for what they are and not according to the label of a sexual identity.

The 50 Shades of Gender and Identity draw the path.

In the early 21st century, use of singular they with known individuals emerged for people who do not identify as male or female, as in, for example: “This is my friend Jay. I met them at work.”