Asexual Awareness Week (October 25-31), 1 in 10 LGBT+ youth in America identify as being asexual or on the ace spectrum.
Asexual people are often overlooked within the LGBT+ community, but using data from its 2020 National Survey on LGBTQ Youth Mental Health, The Trevor Project found that in a sample of more than 40,000 LGBT+ youth, 10 per cent identified as asexual or on the ace spectrum.Lily Wakefield – Pink News
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Studies show that Millennials almost twice as likely to be a member of the LGBTQ+ community compared to Baby Boomers; HomoCulture breaks down the intricacies of these findings across the generations.
One of the components of this shift has been the introduction of the internet and social media which have allowed more queer youth to form communities that weren’t available to older generations. While there is a growing perception that LGBTQ+ youth have better support and security than their elders, there are still newer challenges and hostilities they have been forced to address.
Millennials and Generation Z now have the right to legally marry, enter the armed services, see positive media representatives, and join in community programs, but even with these advances, queer youth still have to face higher homeless and suicide rates, homophobia, and transphobia – ugly realities that still remain important today. The following are some of the issues that queer teens still have to face. Triston Brewer – Homoculture
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