Thursday, June 16, 2022

Sharp Rise in LGBT Identity, Mostly Driven by Millennials and Gen Zs

Americans have become more accepting of gay marriage and gay sex. Since 2015 and the Supreme Court legalization, gay marriage has gained about two-thirds of the public’s support. Most recently, Gallup asked about the moral acceptance of gay or lesbian relations and found it exceeded 70 percent (71%).

Also, new studies show a rise in Americans identifying as LGBT. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention report 1.6 million people identify as transgender, of which nearly half (43%) are 25 years old or younger.

Gallup highlights that lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or other than heterosexual identifications have all increased since measurements started in 2012. About 4 percent of American adults identified as LGBT in 2012, which has double to 8 percent today.

Hispanics identify as LGBT is now 11 percent compared to about 6 percent for White (6.2% non-Hispanic) and Black (6.6%) adults. Differences in racial and ethnic groups are explained by the larger percentages of younger people among populations of color, especially the Hispanic population.

Millennials and Generation Z are driving much of the overall increase. About 20 percent of Generation Z (18-24 years old) and 10 percent of Millennials (25-40 years old) identify as LGBT, but less than 5 percent among older generations.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I was certainly a Socialist in the '70s, finally gave my copy of Kapital to goodwill last year. Now I hold Vanguard S&P 500. Time changes things.

The problem with the sex orientation thing is the opposite sex. Nature just keeps making them attractive.

Still, the rise in the number of Hispanic gays explains some things about guys from Pueblo.