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Is the LGBT Movement Losing Ground Amongst Young People?

Maybe it was their relentless attack on the home of the original chicken sandwich that did it.

Maybe it was the inarguable contradiction it fosters when calling for the identity of gay people to not be “erased” while at the same time advocating a transgender dogma that demands the identity of gay people be erased.

Maybe it was the outrageous and contemptible bigotry they exhibited recently in New York where Christian volunteers risking their lives to care for coronavirus victims, many of whom were oriented lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender, were insulted and belligerently attacked by this steaming pile of discriminatory rage from the NYC Council Speaker:

But whatever it was, the LGBT movement has begun losing significant ground in public opinion – specifically amongst its most reliable allies, the Millennial and Generation Z demographic.

According to The Accelerating Acceptance report, conducted by The Harris Poll for the LGBT advocacy group GLAAD, survey respondents who were in the 18–34 age bracket reported that they were much less tolerant of LGBT men and women than they were in surveys taken the previous two years…

Forty-five percent of young respondents who do not identify as LGBT indicated that they were either “somewhat” or “very” comfortable around LGBT persons, a decrease from 53 percent in 2017 and 63 percent in 2016.

In the span of three years, the drop was most observable among young men, 62 percent of whom expressed favorable feelings toward LGBT persons in 2016, to 40 percent in 2017, to 35 percent last year.

“While young people are identifying as LGBT in higher rates than ever before, there has also been an uptick in non-LGBT young people pushing back against acceptance,” GLAAD President Sarah Kate Ellis, noted in the report.

I could be wrong, but I don’t get the sense that it is “acceptance” that young people are pushing back against. I think it may be that the propaganda campaign has worn thin in light of recent clear-cut examples like the ones listed above. It’s difficult to promote yourselves as paragons of tolerance and inclusion when you are simultaneously verbally assaulting and blatantly seeking to exclude the very people who are risking their lives to care for and serve you. Doing so blows the lid off of who it is that really struggles with acceptance of those who believe differently.

Don’t misunderstand, I don’t perceive any of this to be an indication that society will soon push back against what are popularly viewed as landmark achievements of the gay rights movement – namely, marriage rights, adoption rights, curriculum inclusion, etc.

I do, however, believe that the increasing radicalism and extremism of the LGBT political movement – one that is seeing a brewing civil war forming within itself – is going to turn young people off. At least when it comes to actively associating with and identifying as public participants in the “cause.”

That means that while Obergefell is safe, the continuing march of LGBT demands like the overtly radical and discriminatory cesspool that is the Orwellian named “Equality Act” may face a tougher road ahead. And that is good news worth celebrating.

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