By the Numbers: More Americans identify as LGBT than ever before

The House passes the Equality Act, which extends Civil Rights Act protections to LGBT Americans, as a record number of Americans identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender.
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LGB teaching your community the house today so far reaching equality action that would extend civil rights act's protections to lesbian gay bisexual and transgender Americans should this comes as a new study finds that more Americans than ever are now identifying as LG BT here's looks by the numbers. Point 6% of US adults say that they are lesbian gay bisexual and nor transgender that's according to Gallup. Well that's highest since Gallup started pulling on this issue back in 2012 when the number was just three and a half percent. If we just looking young adults so called generation Z fifteen point 9% or nearly one in 68 under LG BT. That's compared to nine point 1% of millennial three point 8% of Generation X. I just 2% of baby boomers who identify as lesbian gay bisexual or transgender. Taking all generations together the majority 54 point 6% of those identified as LG BT stated there bisexual. And finally. 224. To 206. That was today's house voted passing equality act a top agenda item for president Biden let. It's still require sixty senate votes to become law.

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