Even in Trump’s “Make America Hate Again” more than 20% of Millennials identify as LGBTQ

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“Almost a quarter of millennials identify as LGBTQ, according to a new study by GLAAD.”

With the vehement and unabashed homophobia of the Trump Administration and its pledge to rollback LGBT civil rights, one might be surprised to learn that the up and coming generation of Americans identifies even more as part of a Community coming under siege.  In an article from HuffingtonPost.com,

“In January, Gallup released a report that stated over 4 percent of U.S. adults identified as LGBT in 2016, which increased from 3.5 percent in 2012. A 2015 YouGov survey that asked respondents to define their sexuality on a scale from “completely heterosexual” to “completely homosexual” showed that one-third of younger Americans selected something other than completely straight. “

“As the administration begins to fulfill its pledges to move the country backwards, many are concerned about progress made in recent years for the LGBTQ community,” Sarah Kate Ellis, GLAAD President & CEO, said in an emailed statement. “However, this report shows a remarkable new era of understanding and acceptance among young people – an inspiring indication of the future. Though laws can be unwritten, hearts and minds in America have been changed for the better – and that is a reality less easily unraveled.”

Read the full article from the HuffingtonPost.com here

 

One thought on “Even in Trump’s “Make America Hate Again” more than 20% of Millennials identify as LGBTQ

  • March 30, 2017 at 6:34 pm
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    I am torn on this. It seems really high of a number. I would guess closer to the number you reported last month that was a Gallup pole.

    http://theoutfront.com/7-3-of-american-millennials-now-identify-as-lgbt/

    I have to question who GLAAD surveyed. I clicked over to the Huffington post and the article goes on to say “Additionally, 12% of millennials stated they identify as transgender or gender non-conforming, as opposed to cisgender.” That also seems REALLY high to me. Maybe they polled their own supporters? Just a thought.

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