A new poll has found that more Americans than ever before are identifying as LGBTQ+.
The number is simply staggering...
Now, this kind of news has been a long time coming.
For centuries, the LGBTQ+ community has been wrongfully discriminated against, meaning that people who identify in such a way haven't felt the confidence to come out and embrace their true selves.
But, as the years have trickled by...
The fight for acceptance and equality has grown.
Since the birth of Gay Pride in 1969, millions have marched for gay rights...
And the movement is showing no signs of slowing down today.
We've come a long way.
Here in the States, the LGBTQ+ community is bigger and prouder than ever before.
In Congress, we now have a number of openly-gay and trans congressmen and women...
And, in 2015, the Supreme Court ruled same-sex marriage as a legal right across the country.
Obviously, this was a landmark moment in the community's fight for equality.
Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote that the plaintiffs asked "for equal dignity in the eyes of the law. The Constitution grants them that right."
Fast forward 6 years, and the community is thriving...
So much so that it is bigger than ever before.
And, according to a recent poll...
A record number of Americans identify as LGBTQ+.
As stated earlier, a new Gallup report has produced some interesting findings on how the youth of America identify...
And people have been rejoicing at the results.
Everyone should be encouraged and supported in living their truth. 🌈— Melissa (@lilmamafromthed) February 24, 2021
I think this is great. We need to respect people whether they are straight or in the LGBTQ community. I am glad that more people are willing to come out. It’s all about recognizing who you are and loving yourself.— Scott Reid (@Northofhades) February 24, 2021
Well, YAY!!!— Janet K Redman 🌏 (@JanetKRedman) February 24, 2021
Americans are identifying as LGBTQ more than ever, poll finds - NBC News https://t.co/1mdoULgibt
🏳️🌈Welcome to the party bisexuals 🥳 Some surprising numbers, but still recognizing studies like this are inaccurate due to honesty and willingness to be out 🏳️🌈 #LGBTQIA+ #BeYourTrueSelf 🥰— 🇺🇸1 person, 1 vote = abolish EC🤨 (@theGlitterStorm) February 24, 2021
Americans are identifying as LGBTQ more than ever, poll finds https://t.co/4Q5sqnpY2P
Love is love.— MoonTripper (@pdelevett) February 24, 2021
Awesome news that people feel safe to be themselves more than before! — Americans are identifying as LGBTQ more than ever, poll finds https://t.co/jitXb7QA3Q— Takwin (@Takwin_Pensee) February 24, 2021
When I was young, demographers guessed that about 7% of Americans were LGBTQ. There have always been a significant number of non-straight citizens. So many just couldn’t believe it. The times, they are achangin’.— Richard Lund (@RSL012548) February 24, 2021
Yes! When people live openly and honestly, it's a win-win for everyone!— Ben Thompson (@Bentnews) February 24, 2021
The results were based on more than 15,000 interviews conducted with adults eighteen and older throughout 2020.
According to the survey, an estimated 5.6 percent of Americans identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer.
This is a huge jump from last year...
Where just 4.5 percent had reported to identify in such a way.
Just to break down the results:
54.6 percent identified as bisexual, 24.5 percent as gay, 11.7 percent as lesbians, 11.3 percent as transgender, and 3.3 percent said they used another term to describe their identity.
The total exceeds 100 percent because respondents were able to choose more than one category.