One in five millennials identify as LGBTQ, a new study has found.
Most studies put the percentage of LGBTQ people compared to the rest of the population at anything from 4-10%.
But people aged between 18 and 34 were twice as likely to not consider themselves heterosexual.
Additionally, 12% of millennials stated they identify as transgender or gender non-conforming. This is far higher than the 1 to 2% often claimed to be compared in the general population.
It comes as it was announced a person’s LGBTI identity would not be counted on the 2020 US Census.
‘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.
‘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.’
In January, Gallup stated over 4% of US adults identified as LGBT in 2016, increasing from 3.5% in 2012. In 2015, YouGov found a third of younger Americans considered themselves something other than completely straight.