According to a new study released this week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), at least one in four high school students identify as LGBT.
Seen here courtesy of the CDC’s Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) report, the data shows that in 2021, 75.5 percent of high school students identified as straight, whereas 24.5 percent identified as LGBT.
Broken down, 12.2 percent identified as bisexual, 5.2 percent identified as “questioning,” 3.2 percent identified as gay or lesbian, and the final 1.8 percent (not included in the 24.5 percent) said they didn’t understand the question.
What’s notable about these numbers is that the 24.5 percent represents a jump of 13.5 percentage points from the 11 percent that was recorded in 2015.
What explains this dramatic jump? Conservatives believe it’s all the purposeful pro-LGBT social conditioning now seen in America’s core institutions (its schools, its corporations, its media, etc.).
Largest social contagion and mass hysteria in human history.
— Conquest Theory (@conquesttheory) April 27, 2023
It’s a ‘social contagion’ operative in play. Shows the power of social media influencers, tainted schools & politics, as well as sex compulsion agendas.
— Anne Stewart Helton (@HappyJesusNurse) April 27, 2023
According to new Data from the CDC, 1-out-of-4 high school students in the U.S. now identifies as “homosexual, bisexual or is currently questioning their sexuality.”
This is a social contagion of historic proportions.
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) April 27, 2023
They are preying upon children when they are most vulnerable, when they haven’t developed their “ self “ yet
If you can get them to doubt their self…. You can validate them and mold them into anything you want
— WeRAllDutchFarmers (@Warlockyone) April 27, 2023
Because the left has made it “hip and cool” to be transitioning, LBGQT, or gay. Teens naturally want to be in a group and looked upon highly by their peers. Exactly why sex change operations shouldn’t be approved until they are adults. At the age of 21.
— GetOffMyCouch (@GetOff_MyCouch) April 27, 2023
The CDC for its part says the reason for the uptick might be because of the change in the wording of the questions.
“Increases in the percentage of LGBQ+ students in YRBSS 2021 might be a result of changes in question wording to include students identifying as questioning, ‘I am not sure about my sexual identity (questioning),’ or other, ‘I describe my sexual identity in some other way,’” according to the agency.
But speaking with the New York Post, Ritch Savin-Williams, a developmental psychology professor at Cornell, seemed to attribute the uptick to social media.
“Social media has added to this visibility that there are options that were not previously available. In a positive sense, it sort of says, ‘Hey, look, you don’t have to fit into these boxes,’” he said.
He also dismissed the idea that being LGBT is a fad.
“Despite arguments that being queer is a passing fad, Savin-Williams noted that it’s ‘not that the absolute number of people’ who identify as non-heterosexual has grown, it’s that more people are willing to express and ‘declare’ it,” according to the Post.
The release of the CDC’s study comes two months after the release of a Gallup poll that found that young Americans are identifying as LGBT at rates exponentially higher than their older peers:
Nearly 20% of Gen Z is LGBT.
That’s ~1 in 5 people pic.twitter.com/6UM2yFrYKM
— The Rabbit Hole (@TheRabbitHole84) April 25, 2023
The same poll found that 7.2 percent of all U.S. adults identify as LGBT. That’s more than double what it was a decade ago when Gallup “found just 3.5% of the U.S. population identified as something other than heterosexual in 2012,” according to NBC News.
Specifically, the poll found that as of 2022, 19.7 percent (or one in five) of Gen Z adults identify as LGBT. Conversely, only 11.2 percent of Millennials, 3.3 percent of Gen X, and 2.7 percent of Baby Boomers identify similarly.
Responding to this particular poll, critics again pointed to social conditioning:
Brainwashing of a generation in real time.
— Barrington Martin II (@_BarringtonII) April 25, 2023
If that doesn’t tell you the impact of centralized education and grooming of children through forced exposure, and innuendoes through text books.
Cultrual Marxism and its attempted success to affect the children #SAVETHECHILDREN
— DumbOlDad (@dumboldad) April 25, 2023
As a millennial, something started going quite wrong in my generation.
Yes, there will always be LGB people. Not bothered.
But the way it was pushed as being a trend and even more so now medically pushed, especially the T, is where things are deeply wrong.
— Jace (@SmallStocksJay) April 25, 2023
Several of my 20 yo daughter’s friends identify as non-binary or bi despite never having any sexual experience with another female. When she’s asked about her gender identity and answers ‘straight’, others are shocked. There is huge social pressure on GenZ to conform to this cult
— Trey Isaac (@seehearspeaknow) April 25, 2023
It’s a combination of social pressure and environmental pollution imo 1 in 5 people being gay isn’t normal in any society or species. The government requiring you to list your sexuality and the known social benefits of not being straight plays a large part too.
— Sam (@SamMoline1) April 25, 2023
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