Now, in the year 2050, in Western societies there is widespread acceptance of same-sex love and sexuality. Since the early 2000s, public understanding and support for lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) people and their human rights have soared. We know that human culture evolves. Sexual behaviour is part of culture and therefore it too has evolved - and it will even continue to evolve in the future. We already know, through a host of diverse sexual behaviour surveys, that bisexuality is a fact of life, and that a significant and growing proportion of the population are open to both opposite-sex and same-sex attraction. Taboos around same-sex relations have receded, and many more people are having same-sex relationships, even if only temporarily or experimentally.
The demise of homophobia makes redundant the need to assert and affirm LGB identity. Historically, LGB identities are largely the product of prejudice and repression. They are a self defence mechanism against homophobia and biphobia. Faced with the persecution we have suffered because of our sexuality we’ve had to assert our right to be LGB. Hence the emergence of a LGB identity and the LGB rights movement.
But now in 2050, when one sexuality is not privileged over another in the West, defining oneself according to one’s sexual orientation is no longer necessary. The need to assert LGB rights and identity has declined massively.
Since no-one cares who loves who, or who has sex with who, the need for a LGB identity has diminished. Nowadays a person’s sexual orientation doesn't have the social relevance and significance that it used to have.
The majority of people, are today (2050) open to the possibility of both opposite-sex and same-sex desires, even if they never act upon them. It is not an issue anymore.
People no longer feel the need to label themselves as lesbian, gay, bisexual or straight, because in this emerging post-heterosexist society no-one cares about a person’s sexual orientation. Desire and love transcend now sexual orientation in the West. We are free and equal humans.