For the first time in history, more people ID as trans vs lesbian
I've been an out lesbian since I was 16 (31now) and I have never experienced this level of hate/disgust for just saying I'm a lesbian and not queer or gay and that's saying something because I'm from the south:/
I'm so sick of people that are supposed to be my "community" telling me I'm a bigot for just being same sex attracted.
I went to a LGBT event yesterday and i felt so uncomfortable and would have left if it hadn't been for two lesbian women in their 50s, everyone else was trans or straight parents with very young trans children, which that in itself is horrible to me because the oldest kid was maybe 10
I'm so sad that everyone around my age has drink the tra Kool-Aid
Hi arielle! this is such a nice video. i'm not always on this site but here are my thoughts (also gen z): i am same sex attracted but i feel like SO many people i meet are queer/nonbinary/asexual and it frustrates me because it feels like everyone wants in.
i guess i'm being repetitive but anyway, it all just seems narcissistic to me. i don't know
What I think:
I agree: We should protect gays and lesbians. Their identities are being taken away. When you look closely, bi people these days are now demoralized. They are having an affair and not married and having more divorce rate than gays and lesbians. I’m a Gen Z but I love your thoughts even if I am extremely conservative. I disagree with you on some issues yet I won’t hate you for having different opinions. Transgender is now becoming a “trend.” I checked on myself many times that I’m really trans and I act accordingly. I have dysphoria. I think the reason why being trans is too political is that liberals are trying to politicize trans. And use unreasonable policies to convince trans that “you must be on our side or you’re transphobic.”
I disagree: We should not give a focus to “queer and nonbinary genders” since it is all made up. Gallup did the right thing by limiting it to LGBT. 4 letters. That’s enough.
Keep up your good videos! I’m your big fan
It annoys me when people say they're LGBT as a way of seeming woke or cool. The realization that I was gay was devastating for me. I feel like they're making a fad out of something that has caused me and countless other people a tremendous amount of internal suffering.
Did Gallup miscalculate? According to them, The Boomer generation spans eighteen years, Gen X and Millennials each span fifteen yeas, but then it lists Gen Z as only spanning five years...how can that be?
In any case, this was another good video. I'm glad you've started posting your content here. I wouldn't have come across this site otherwise and there's some interesting stuff to be found here.
First we should point out that lesbian is a female identity, but transgender could be either bio-male or bio-female so not knowing the percentages, you might still have many more lesbians than bio-female transgendered.
Second, I think there are lots, of an unknown number, people that are self-identifying as LGB in some sense to be 'part of the crowd' sexual preference crowd, and the unrecorded 'non-binary' could fit into either the LGB or the T depending on what their identity entails...
As someone who is actually same sex attracted and in Gen Z, I remember throughout high school (aka 2014-2018) and college (2018-2020) I always had people around me change their gender identities or sexualities and use all these newer terms like pansexual, agender and the like. Half of the time most of them generally weren't LGBT in any way, but just straight people who were outcasts. A lot of them did in fact fake being bisexual which made my actually bi friends feel like shit since people give a sucky stigma to bi people saying they need to "pick a side."
As for my lesbian experience with dating as a gen z individual, it's gotten filled up more with a bunch of gender nonconforming people using their occasional nonconformity as a separate gender identity. Need I day anything about the men who just slip on dresses and say they're NB with their chest hair, or the GNC girls who feel pressed about gender roles that they make up their own while saying "down with gender roles"?
I dunno, I want more people to be open to come out and be happy with who they truly are, but on the other hand I know people use this to their own political gain.