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Gallup expects the trend of people identifying as LGBT to increase as younger generations constitute a larger share of the total adult population.
The percentage of American adults identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or something other than heterosexual has reached 7.1%, an all-time high, according to a new Gallup poll.
People born between 1997 and 2003, known as Generation Z, were most likely to identify as LGBT. Roughly 21% said they are part of the LGBT community. That's almost more than double the rate for millennials, which is 10.8%. Less than 5% of older generations identify as LGBT, according to the poll.
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Gallup expects the trend of people identifying as LGBT to increase in the future as younger generations constitute a larger share of the total adult population in the U.S.
"With one in 10 millennials and one in five Gen Z members identifying as LGBT, the proportion of LGBT Americans should exceed 10% in the near future," Gallup noted.
The shift also comes at a time when LGBT rights are under attack. According to the Human Rights Campaign, there are more than "175 anti-LGBTQ bills" being proposed in 32 states this year.
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