A new poll by Gallup has seen that the amount of adults in the USA who identify as LGBTQ+ has doubled since 2012 to a huge 7.1% this year with young people leading the way.
In an interview with US newspaper USA Today, Gallup Senior Editor Jeff Jones said: “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. It’s not going to be too much longer before (LGBTQ identification) is in double digits in the U.S. population.”
About 21% of Generation Z Americans (born from 1997 to 2003) identified as LGBTQ in this year’s poll and among Millennials (born from 1981 to 1996) 10.5% identified as queer. As the age groups crept up, the numbers diminished significantly. It also must be noted that nearly one is six Gen Z adults also identifies as bisexual.
This is a huge deal and it has been well documented that younger people are light years ahead of the older generations when it comes to queer and trans rights as well as gender non-conformity. You only need to look at the state of US politics right now where the battle lines have been clearly drawn in the classroom where you may not even be able to mention LGBTQ+ lifestyle.
This poll is incredibly positive and shows that no matter how much you try to suppress us, its the youth who will inherit the earth as the dinosaurs die out.