The percentage of U.S. adults identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or something other than heterosexual has reached 7.1%, an all-time high, according to a new Gallup poll.
After showing perceptible increases in 2020 and 2021, the current percentage is double what it was when Gallup first measured LGBTQ identification a decade ago.
People born between 1997 and 2003, known as Generation Z, were most likely to identify as LGBTQ, roughly 21% said they are part of the LGBTQ community. That's almost more than double the rate for millennials, which is 10.8%. Less than 5% of older generations identify as LGBTQ, according to the poll.
The shift also comes at a time when LGBTQ rights are under attack in the USA, where there are more than 175 "anti-LGBTQ bills" being proposed in 32 Republicans states this year.
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