A new study released by the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) shows that there is a stark increase in the percentage of millennials in the U.S. identifying as LGBTQ as opposed to preceding generations.
Their report, entitled ‘Accelerating Acceptance’, states:
Accelerating Acceptance 2017 survey shows that Millennials (people ages 18-34) are significantly more likely to openly identify as LGBTQ than generations before them. Specifically, Millennials are more than twice as likely (20% vs. 7%) to identify as LGBTQ than the Boomer generation (people ages 52-71) and two-thirds (20% vs. 12%) more likely than Generation X (people ages 35-51).
The survey also found that 12% of Millennials identify as transgender or gender non-conforming, meaning they do not identify with the sex they were assigned at birth or their gender expression is different from conventional expectations of masculinity and femininity -- doubling the number of transgender and gender non-conforming people reported by Generation X (6%).
Despite the fact that LGBTQ activists maintain that gender theory is innocuous and uninfluential, these statistics reveal that pushing this ideology in the name of “acceptance,” “tolerance” or – in the case of bringing gender theory into schools – “anti-bullying” –is having a drastic impact. Although they are a small minority, the voices of LGBTQ activists are being amplified throughout communities. More children are presenting as LGBTQ than any time previously. Teen requests for gender transition are on the rise.
As The Blaze reporter Sarah Gonzalez notes, the LGBTQ community is definitely aware of their effect on culture, even mentioning it in the report:
“As acceptance has grown in this country, so too has the number of young people who describe themselves as LGBTQ,” the report says.
GLAAD refers to the changes as an “identity revolution”, saying they will not stop fighting until they reach “full acceptance”. Gender ideology is spreading and it is causing confusion for more people – in particular the young – every day.
However, teaching extreme gender theory is not inevitable here in Australia. While some states and territories have been implementing gender theory programs in schools, NSW has removed theirs from the curriculum. By raising our concerns at the school level we can help to implement such changes.
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