By Jonathon Van Maren
The implementation of LGBT ideology in the public school system, assisted by the takeover of the entertainment industry and the pushing of progressive politicians, has been phenomenally successful by any standard. When my first book The Culture War came out in 2016, less than five percent of the population identified as LGBT. That acronym has lengthened and scrambled (and will certainly continue to do so) as students are handed scores of sexual and gender identities that they can choose from, with the only boring and uncelebrated identity being “cisgender” or “heteronormative.” (“Cisgender,” according to trans activists, refers to someone who identifies with the body they were born with. Or as Norm MacDonald put it, it is a way of stigmatizing a normal person.)
Now, the rates of students identifying as anything other than heteronormative are skyrocketing. Parents have noted that their children feel pressure to both explore and choose an identity, and that many students want to choose something that isn’t “boring.” A survey of 17,508 American high school students from 152 schools have highlighted the fruits of these polices. As reported by The Hill:
About 1 in 4 high school students identifies as LGBTQ, according to a report the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released on Thursday, using data from 2021. In 2021, 75.5 percent of high school students identified as heterosexual, the CDC’s Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) found. Among high school students, 12.2 percent identified as bisexual, 5.2 percent as questioning, 3.9 percent as other, 3.2 percent as gay or lesbian and 1.8 percent said they didn’t understand the question.
The CDC says the number of LGBTQ students went from 11 percent in 2015 to 26 percent in 2021. The health organization said a potential reason for the increase in LGBTQ students could be from their wording around students who are questioning their sexuality.
“Increases in the percentage of LGBQ+ students in YRBSS 2021 might be a result of changes in question wording to include students identifying as questioning, ‘I am not sure about my sexual identity (questioning),’ or other, ‘I describe my sexual identity in some other way,’” the report reads. Among the high school students, 57 percent have had no sexual contact in their lives, 34.6 percent had sexual contact with someone of the opposite sex, 6 percent had sexual contact with both sexes and only 2.4 percent had sexual contact with only the same sex.
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