30% of Gen Z women identify as LGBTQ

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Nearly 30 percent of Generation Z women identify as a member of the LGBTQ community, according to a new report.

The Gallup survey, released Wednesday, found that 28.5 percent of women and 10.6 percent of men born between 1997 and 2012 identify as LGBTQ. In comparison, the same report found that only 12.4 percent of Millennial women and 5.4 percent of Millennial men identify as LGBTQ.

The study found that 15.3 percent of Gen Z respondents identify as bisexual, 3 percent identify as lesbian, 2.6 percent identify as gay and 2.8 percent identify as transgender.

Of all of the generations included in the survey, Gen Z respondents were most likely to identify as members of the LGBTQ community. Collectively, 22.3 percent of Gen Z survey takers were likely to identify as LGBTQ — compared to 9.8 percent of millennials (born between 1981-96), 4.5 percent of Gen X (born between 1965-80), 2.3 percent of baby boomers (born between 1946-64) and 1.1 percent of the silent generation (born between 1928-45).

“The generational differences and trends point to higher rates of LGBTQ+ identification, nationally, in the future. If current trends continue, it is likely that the proportion of LGBTQ+ identifiers will exceed 10% of U.S. adults at some point within the next three decades,” Gallup said in its report.

Overall, 7.6 percent of Americans identify as LGBTQ, per the survey. This is up from last year, when 7.2 percent of Americans identified themselves as members of the community.

Read more at Thehill.com

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