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Daily Beast: Millennials Are the 'Gayest Generation'

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Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 11:00 AM

The number of millennials who identify themselves as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender is nearly twice as many as Americans overall, according to a new report.

The study from the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) on the sexual attitudes of millennials found that 7 percent identify either as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT), according to The Daily Beast.

Research by the Williams Institute in 2011 estimated that 3.5 percent of adults identified as lesbian, gay or bisexual, and 0.3 percent identified as transgender.

"The contrast between the two studies is as stark as an Instagram filter — millennials are nearly twice as likely to identify as LGBT as other American adults," writes The Beast’s Samantha Allen.

"The Americans who fought in World War II might have been the 'greatest generation,' but millennials are by far the gayest."

The PRRI data suggests that more older Americans may be lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender than previous estimates have indicated, according to Allen.

"The fact that a full 7 percent of millennials identify as LGBT is an encouraging sign that reluctance to self-report may be fading as social acceptance of LGBT people increases," Allen wrote.

The report is based on a survey of more than 2,000 U.S. adults between the ages of 18 and 35.

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