Back when the whole gay marriage debate was raging, I was assured by everyone who supported normalization, that more people wouldn't become
gay/lesbian/bi/trans. After all, "its not something you choose," they said. Well, you were wrong. I was right. Hahaha. (I'm not actually laughing,
this is quite sad).
Of course their reassurances were based on nothing more than wishful thinking and ignorance. We all know, no one acts in a vacuum and if you normalize
any behavior, it encourages people to do things they wouldn't otherwise be inclined to do.
So here it is:
Since 2012 people identifying as LGBT has increased from 3.5% to 4.1% an increase of 17% (definitely not statistical noise). Giving even more credence
to my assertion is that ALL of the gain came among millennials. No other generation saw an increase in LGBT identification.
Millenial: 2012: 5.8% 2016: 7.3% (That's an increase of 25% for those keeping score)
Gen x: 2012: 3.2% 2016: 3.2%
Boomers: 2012: 2.7% 2016: 2.4%
Tradition: 2012: 1.8% 2016: 1.4%
If people were simply more open to identifying now that it's become normalized, we would see gains across generations. After all, there should be the
same percentage of people born gay at any given time so the only reason for an increase at all is less fear of reprisal. Yet it seems only the young
and impressionable are identifying more readily. Hmmm, who would have predicted that? Oh, that's right, me (and many other reasonably minded
But if that wasn't enough to convince you that, yes, I was indeed correct about what would happen. Take a look at the numbers since legalization of
gay marriage by generation. (legalization, nation wide in June 2015)
Millenial: 2014: 6.3% 2016: 7.3%
Gen x: 2014: 3.4% 2016: 3.2%
Boomers: 2014: 2.7% 2016: 2.4%
Tradition: 2014: 1.9% 2016: 1.4%
Boomers should be identifying in much larger quantities if the theory of the left was to hold water as they're getting older and the legal benefits of
marriage should be causing even those who wouldn't have otherwise identified, to identify. Gen Xers should see the same trend and millenials should be
seeing just the results of less stigma. Yet again, only the young and impressionable millenials are showing gains. How is that possible? Well I was
right, that's how.
Yes, some people are born with those urges. I'm not an idiot (I was right, after all) I know there are those out there who don't 'choose' one way or
another. But people are stupid and many do choose one way or another, especially when something is normalized.
Data from Gallup. link
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