news.gallup.comLGBT Identification Rises to 5.6% in Latest U.S. EstimateGallup finds 5.6% of U.S. adults identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender, with the majority of them saying they are bisexual.
Seeing the statistics of the article it makes me happy seeing so much more people being able to freely express themselves. According to the article, over half the adults self identify as bisexual. I feel as though social media is a big contributor into how things have changed for the LGBTQ+ community. For so long, there was also such a negative connotation when it related to being queer. But, now there are much more platforms to express yourself on. As well as the rise in media showing TV shows and movies with the main leads being gay, bi, pan, etc. Being able to have more people understand what the community is and know that being queer isn't a bad thing.
Over the years we as a society have been getting a lot more comfortable in our skin. A lot of people have been coming out to be apart of the LGBTQ community and its great. The shocking amount of support these people who are apart of the community have gotten in the United States is astonishing. This is a good thing because it makes people feel safe and makes them want to fight for what is right and fair. According to this article statistically the majority of the community is from Gen z. Which makes sense since we are the generation who is the most open and accepting to everyone. By being advocates this makes other people want to educate themselves on the topic as well. It is important to be able to be yourself without living in fear for doing so.
According to the survey, one in every six adults in Generation Z, those born between 1997 and 2002, classify as L.G.B.T. The number of Americans who identify as L.G.B.T.Q. is expected to rise in the coming years. I don't find these statistics at all surprising. Fair justice for L.G.B.T.Q. citizens has received more recognition in the United States with this new generations. More teems are being taught so people are educated.
This article is quite interesting that the latest estimate of LGBT identification has risen from 2017. As mentioned in the article, the previous estimate was at 4.5% and now it is at 5.6%. The article also mentions that 1 in 6 GenZ identify as a member of the LGBT in specific bisexual. This is actually a great news as these LGBT people started to focus on themselves. They started to know their rights. They started to stand for themselves. These people are always neglected in the society and they themselves don’t do anything against the society. But by choosing and receiving the identification, they took their first steps towards an equal society. Equal society! Sounds great...
I am not surprised that the LGBT Identification has risen in the US. I feel that society is moving forward in a way that is more accepting of individuals that identify with LGBT. Furthermore, people in this community are also able to confide in past generations of LGBTQ advocates who have fought equality. With all of the recent support it makes sense that they feel more comfortable in associating with what they chose to identify as. When reading the article I found it interesting that the majority of people that identify with LGBT are young adults from Generation Z at about 16%. As people are becoming increasingly supportive of LGBT as well as noting that so many identify at a younger age I feel as though the future is as bright as ever for the LGBT community.
I believe it’s quite refreshing seeing more people that have the ability to come out and have multiple platforms to express themselves. Because of the overwhelming amount of bias when it comes to the LGBTQ+ community, so many people feel afraid to come out. Knowing that the population is growing; with me included is very nice to see.
I agree with the previous comments, as the LGBTQ+ community becomes more inclusive with regards to their language and rhetoric, the space for those who feel other then widens. I did think this was an odd phrasing for the statistics on younger generations and sexuality, "LGBT Identification Not Uncommon Among Younger Generations," it threw me off for a moment, the "not uncommon." The statistical analysis showing that education has nothing to do with it, but that politics might, is very interesting and informative. The article mentions that support and I think that can look like many different things. Support can be offered through groups, through monetary exchange, through emotional channels, through restructuring language and the ways in which we discuss identity and sexuality.
I also find it very interesting that the LGBT identification percentage has risen. I think it's amazing that people are starting to be more open about their sexuality rather than repressing it. I believe that as times are changing, people are starting to be way more accepting and it allows others to feel safe about their identity. In the past, it was much harder for people to proudly speak about their sexuality and identity preferences, and I'm glad that, that is changing. It's important to be a part of a community that accepts you and it makes me happy that the community is growing and allowing others to be more open.
I find it quite interesting that the latest estimate of LGBT identification has risen from 2017. As mentioned in the article, the previous estimate was at 4.5% and now it is at 5.6%. I find this interesting because the way in which the world is developing and the way in which groups are people are coming together to support one another and be unapologetically themselves may have made people feel more open to identify as their true selves. This is exciting! The article also mentions that 1 in 6 GenZ identify as a member of the LGBT in specific bisexual. I believe as newer generation continue to progress and our voices are heard and supported people will continue to feel comfortable expressing their sexual orientations and identifying their preferences.