Do you know your demisexuals from your biromantics? One in five LGBT youth identify as something other than lesbian, gay or bi

Oct 17, 2019 by

by Lily Wakefield, Pink News:

A fifth of LGBT+ youth identify their orientation as something other than lesbian, gay or bisexual, as more young people embrace labels that fall outside of the binary.

The Trevor Project’s National Survey on LGBTQ Youth Mental Health 2019 had more than 34,000 respondents, all between the ages of 13 and 24.

It showed that while 45 percent of LGBT+ youth identify as gay or lesbian, and 33 percent identify as bisexual, 22 percent said they were “something else”.

Language around sexual orientation is constantly evolving, and the survey states that participants identified with more than 100 orientations.

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