More Than 7% Of Americans Identify As LGBT—And 15% Of Gen Z Is Bisexual

Posted February 17, 2022 by with 2 comments

Watch out straights, the gays are taking over. Well, technically, the bisexuals are taking over, based on this polling.

7.1% of U.S. adults now identify as LGBT, which is more than double the amount of LGBTs when Gallup last did this polling just 10 years ago. I don’t see how this is possible, unless you consider two explanations. One, during the last poll in 2012, being openly LGBT was less socially acceptable, so less people were willing to admit that they were LGBT back then. Or two, being openly LGBT is so acceptable now, there might be more people who consider their sexual identities fluid, so they identify as LGBT by default even though they’re not quite sure what they are. I suspect it’s a mix of both, but either way, the less straight people in the world procreating/overpopulating and polluting the earth, the better. Via Gallup:

The percentage of U.S. adults who self-identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or something other than heterosexual has increased to a new high of 7.1%, which is double the percentage from 2012, when Gallup first measured it.

Gallup asks Americans whether they personally identify as straight or heterosexual, lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender as part of the demographic information it collects on all U.S. telephone surveys. Respondents can also volunteer any other sexual orientation or gender identity they prefer. In addition to the 7.1% of U.S. adults who consider themselves to be an LGBT identity, 86.3% say they are straight or heterosexual, and 6.6% do not offer an opinion. The results are based on aggregated 2021 data, encompassing interviews with more than 12,000 U.S. adults.

The increase in LGBT identification in recent years largely reflects the higher prevalence of such identities among the youngest U.S. adults compared with the older generations they are replacing in the U.S. adult population.

Roughly 21% of Generation Z Americans who have reached adulthood — those born between 1997 and 2003 — identify as LGBT. That is nearly double the proportion of millennials who do so, while the gap widens even further when compared with older generations.

[Gallup: LGBT Identification in U.S. Ticks Up to 7.1%]

There’s a lot more data and charts broken down into age groups here, including the surprising stat that out of all LGBT Americans, 57% identify as bisexual. Also, this chart showing the prevalence of LGBTs in Generation Z is crazy:

And of that 20.8% of Gen Z who are LGBT, 15% identify as bi:

Bisexual is the most common LGBT status among Gen Z, millennials, and Gen X, while older Americans are about as likely to say they are gay or lesbian as to say they are bisexual. Overall, 15% of Gen Z adults say they are bisexual, as do 6% of millennials and slightly less than 2% of Gen X.

At this rate, literally everyone in America will be LGBT by 2050. Nice.