Gen Z has been categorized as the the first generation with no purpose. Many feel the single greatest problem of this generation is the lack of/loss of community, increase in loneliness.
According to a recent study, just 50% of Generation Z members claim to be solely attracted to individuals of the opposing sex. Two in five (40%) of Gen Z respondents who participated in a survey by the LGBTQ+ organization Stonewall and Ipsos reported being attracted to persons of the same sex, while 53% (slightly more than half) said they were only attracted to people of the opposite sex.
Contrast that with the 77% of baby boomers who claim to be solely attracted to individuals of the opposite sex. According to the ground-breaking study, 14% of Gen Z members identify as bisexual or pansexual, compared to 2% of gay or lesbian members (three per cent).
Nonetheless, only two-thirds (66%) of people in all age groups say they are only attracted to the opposite sex. Moreover, data indicates that 2% of British identify as “ace,” which implies they do not experience sexual attraction but may still be drawn to someone romantically. The information, which shows that younger generations have a substantially wider range of sexual orientations than their predecessors, was gathered from three separate studies that included more than 6,000 British.
For the purposes of this study, Gen Z is defined as those who are currently between the ages of 16 and 26, millennials as those who are between the ages of 27 and 42, Gen X as those who are currently between the ages of 43 and 56, and baby boomers as those who are currently between the ages of 56 and 75.
“This ground-breaking new survey indicates that our lives as LGBTQ+ individuals are more visible and connected to our friends and families,” says Nancy Kelley, CEO of Stonewall. “It’s also great to observe how open and accepting younger generations are, as well as how they have loving families and positive social networks.
This significant shift in our identity and orientation shows that the notion of a “culture war,” which is frequently mentioned in some media outlets, is a myth being spread by a small segment of society that is out of touch with and resistant to accepting the reality of our diverse, interconnected communities. The announcement comes as it was discovered that hate crimes against transgender persons increased by 56% in a year, with the overall number of offenses in England and Wales reaching a record high.
Racially motivated offenses made up the majority of all offenses, according to a Home Office report, which was then followed by offenses motivated by sexual orientation, disability, religion, and transgender identity. The analysis notes that even while there have been more hate crimes reported over the past ten years, “improvements in crime recording by the police are likely to have been the main drivers of the increase,” according to the report.