20% Of Gen Z Identify As LGBT

Posted February 22, 2023 by with 15 comments

Nearly 20% of people born after the mid 1990’s (a.k.a. Generation Z) identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, or “other LGBT” (I guess this would be pansexual or asexual), while just 3.3% of Gen X (that’s me) are LGBT. Of the Silent Generation (people over the age of 80), only 1.7% are LGBT.

Overall, 7.2% of all people over the age of 18 are LGBT, according to a new Gallup survey of American adults:

After showing perceptible increases in 2020 and 2021, U.S. adults’ identification as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or something other than heterosexual held steady in 2022, at 7.2%. The current percentage is double what it was when Gallup first measured LGBT identification a decade ago.

While the image above shows the breakdown of all American adults by generation, this one below takes a look at only LGBT adults by generation, and it reveals that most of them are bisexual:


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