Almost a quarter of Americans between 18 and 34 years old identify as LGBTQ. A poll – coordinated by GLAAD – included more than 2,000 U.S. adults 18 years and older recently for the study, titled Accelerating Acceptance 2017.
GLAAD noted that their latest study is noteworthy in the current political climate, where LGBTQ rights and anti-discrimination laws are being rolled back by the Trump administration.
“As the administration begins to fulfill its pledges to move the country backwards, many are concerned about progress made in recent years for the LGBTQ community,” Sarah Kate Ellis, GLAAD President & CEO, said in an emailed statement. “However, this report shows a remarkable new era of understanding and acceptance among young people – an inspiring indication of the future. Though laws can be unwritten, hearts and minds in America have been changed for the better – and that is a reality less easily unraveled.”