A recent poll has found that in the U.K, just half of young people are attracted exclusively to the opposite sex with the other half being attracted to the same sex.

The new poll has had a huge reaction online.

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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...

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The fight for acceptance and equality has grown.

Since the birth of Gay Pride in 1969, millions have marched for gay rights...

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And the movement is showing no signs of slowing down today.

We've come a long way...

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Because 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...

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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.

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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...

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So much so that it is bigger than ever before.

And, according to a recent poll...

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Half of young people in the U.K are attracted exclusively to the opposite sex.

These recent findings have, of course, gotten people talking...

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So, the poll has revealed that only half of all young people are solely attracted to members of the opposite sex.

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​In a sign that attitudes towards expressing sexuality are shifting, a survey of eighteen to twenty-four-year-olds in the U.K found just over fifty percent are "only attracted to those of the opposite sex."

As the age groups got older, the proportion of people who were only attracted to the opposite sex got higher, The Times reported...

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Meaning the younger generation are the ones who are more fluid with their sexualities and identites.

​Of those aged between forty-one to fifty-four, the survey found seventy-six percent were solely attracted to the opposite sex...

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But eighty-one percent of fifty-five to seventy-five-year-olds gave the same answer, the Ipsos Mori poll found.

Expert in the psychology of sexual orientation at Trent University in Ontario, Canada, Karen Blair said the increases at least partially represent an increase in willingness and ability to come out.

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"Each recent generation has faced fewer and fewer external pressures to conform to heterosexuality."

She explained that under-twenty-fives are having a "drastically different" experience to the older generations due to changes in how sexuality is perceived.

This information comes just a week after a poll found that a record 5.6 percent of Americans now identify as LGBTQ+ - with the majority saying they are bisexual.

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This marks the largest increase since the survey began in 2012, with an estimated eighteen million adults in America identifying as LGBTQ+ last year.

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