(Please consider reading the whole post, it’s such an important perspective on National Coming Out Day.)
We older queers need to stop abandoning the generations to come. There is always a new generation, and we are always bitter toward them. In some aspects, these youth may have fewer struggles than we did, just as we have fewer struggles than the generations of queers who preceded ours (who were also a bit bitter toward us), and it makes it easier for more and more kids to come out, and at a younger age than we were able, at a much younger age than earlier generations were able. And that makes it easier for us to say “you’re being trendy” or “this is not real for you”. And that needs to stop. We’re over here talking about creating safe spaces and sometimes we need to think about being the safe space for these youth who have little to nothing to turn to.