Nearly a quarter of American high school students identify with the “queer” spectrum, and that number has more than doubled since 2015, according to government data.
As curricula across the country feature “LGBTQAI+” content and “social-emotional learning” methods, data shows that the number of students identifying as something other than heterosexual is more than twice what it has historically been. levels, and even the proportion seen in adults is smaller. Collected by the Centers for Disease Control.
According to CDC data, 12.1% of students aged 14-18 said they were bisexual, 3.2% said they were gay or lesbian, 3.9% said they were “other,” and 5.2% said their sexuality “I have doubts,” he replies. In the adult population, 7% identify as gay, bisexual, or ‘other’.
The data shows that the total number of students in the LGBQ spectrum has surged from 11% in 2015 to 24.5% in 2021.
According to one expert, US data on “queer” teens is an outlier. talked 8% of UK 16-24 year olds identify as LGBT, reports the Daily Mail.
“There is no question that schools have played an absolute role in this growth,” Jay Richards, a senior research fellow at the Heritage Foundation, said in an email.
“There is a social incentive to declare yourself as a sexual minority. … There is nothing you have to do to be bisexual. [could] I just want to look cool,” said Richard.
A national CDC survey included data from 17,232 students in 152 schools in 45 states.
According to the email, “teens are being surveyed anonymously on a variety of factors, including mental health, sexual identity, and whether they are using drugs or possessing weapons.
The data found that children who belonged to the “non-heterosexual” group were more likely to have mental health problems.
More than half of girls who identify as bisexual have “seriously considered” attempting suicide, compared to 20% of heterosexual girls who have not. The number of bisexual female students who actually attempted suicide was a staggering 26%, compared to her 15% of lesbians and her 8% of heterosexual girls. .
40% of bisexual boys and 35% of homosexual boys have suicidal thoughts, compared to 10% of heterosexual teenage boys.
Twenty percent of gay teens and 17 percent of bisexual teens attempted suicide, compared with 5 percent of heterosexual teens.
“Queer” themes are often presented to pre-K and kindergarten schoolchildren without parental consent.