Freed from intolerance, are people today finally becoming who they are? Or is a new intolerance causing people to pretend to be something they’re not in a desperate attempt to obtain some intersectional credibility?
Nearly 1-in-5 people under the age of thirty self-identify as other than heterosexual. Just 1-in-100 of those aged 65 and older do.
Whites and men are more likely to identify as non-heterosexual than non-whites and women are. The survey does not provide cross-tabs, but it is likely that white men are the most likely of all to claim a non-heterosexual identity. Given that whites skew older, the white male non-heterosexual ‘advantage’ among the youngest cohort is probably more pronounced than these graphs make it look like.