Nearly Six Percent of US Adults, And 16 PERCENT of Young Adults, Identify as LGBTQ
A recent Gallup poll has revealed that a record number of American adults identify as LGBTQ, with members of Generation Z—young adults ages 18 to 23—mostly behind this increase.
In 2017 4.5 percent of American adults identified as LGBTQ, but now that figure has jumped to 5.6 percent, which constitutes an estimated 18 million people.
Even more incredible is that one out of every six Americans aged 18 to 23—a whopping 15.9 percent!—consider themselves LGBTQ.
The poll also dives into specifics about the respondents’ sexual orientation, as opposed to simply asking if they identified as LGBTQ. 54.6 percent of the respondents consider themselves bisexual, 24.5 percent gay, 11.7 percent lesbian, and 11.3 percent transgender.
Not only are young adults driving this increase in LGBTQ identification, women in particular are as well. Women are 25 percent more likely than men to identify as LGBTQ and almost 250 percent more likely than men to identify as bisexual.
72 percent of the Generation Z respondents also said that they were bisexual.
In related news, Big League Politics has previously reported on Joe Biden’s secretary of state ordering the LGBT flag to be flown at US embassies across the world:
President Biden’s Secretary of State nominee Antony Blinken has announced that he will fly LGBT pride flags at US embassies across the world once again, reversing a previous order from the Trump administration.
Outfront Magazine, which refers to itself as a “queer news publication,” reported that at his confirmation hearing in January, Blinken said the Biden administration will not only fly the LGBT pride flag on a greater scale, he will appoint an “envoy for the Human Rights of LGBTQ persons.” Outfront says this was a position created by Barack Obama in 2015 that was never filled by the Trump administration.
Blinken is motivated by both ideology and by allegedly increasing violence against LGBT people.
The times, they are a-changin’. And not for the better.