ten years ago,
i don’t think there was much lgbtq representation.
as the years went on,
we got to see more and more of it on tv and on social media.
we had lil nas x dominate the charts.
i’m even seeing a lot more tolerance with some of the straights.
being lgbtq is not as big of a deal as it use to be.
the black community still has its issues to work on.
there has been a boost in people who identify as lgbtq in 2022.
per usa today…
The number of U.S. adults who identify as LGBTQ has rocketed to a record 7.1%,and young people are again steering the increase, a poll released Thursday shows.
The 7.1% is double the percentage from 2012 when Gallup first measured identity and is up over last year’s poll that showed 5.6% of adults identify as LGBTQ. In a 2017 poll, that number was 4.5%.
The upswing is significant, Gallup Senior Editor Jeff Jones told USA TODAY. “I think it speaks to society changing in terms of acceptance of people with different sexual orientations and gender identities and people’s willingness to identify that way,” he said.
And the trend is likely to continue, Jones said. “It’s not going to be too much longer before (LGBTQ identification) is in double digits in the U.S. population.”
One of the most striking takeaways of polls in recent years is the wave of younger generations embracing their identity, Jones said. Now those youths are moving into adulthood, meaning more people are entering the 18+ world as LGBTQ. “That population change is what is driving this,” he said.
About 21% of Generation Z Americans – those born from 1997 to 2003 – identified as LGBTQ in this year’s Gallup poll, which was based on aggregated 2021 data.
Among Millennials – those born from 1981 to 1996 – 10.5% identified as LGBTQ. The numbers dwindled in each older generation.
Nearly one is six Gen Z adults also identifies as bisexual, the poll shows. That number is not surprising and again reflects the dynamic of youths transitioning into adulthood comfortable with their identity and orientation”, Jones said. “They probably never experienced a time where there was discrimination like in the past,” he said.
that’s not bad.
i feel more like more people are experimenting these days too.
i’ll allow it.
my millenial wolf is in this new batch and as soon as he sees me,
he is gonna be LOVE/LUST.
i can feel him coming soon.
lowkey: imagine someone from your past professing their love for you now.
i knew you were gay/bi.
time to make up for the lost time.
article cc: usa today