Report: Half of Gen Z Gay, Bisexual Boys Out to Parents

by Emell Adolphus

EDGE Media Network Contributor

Tuesday April 27, 2021

Report: Half of Gen Z Gay, Bisexual Boys Out to Parents
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According to a new report published by the American Psychological Association, it's OK to be gay, and more Gen Z boys are embodying that mindset.

The report found that more than half of GenZ gay and bisexual boys report being out to parents.

"In the study, published in the journal Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity, researchers examined survey data from 1,194 13-to-18-year-old boys, all of whom identified as gay, bisexual or as being attracted to people regardless of gender," explained the American Psychological Association in a news release. "The data were collected as part of an HIV prevention study between January 2018 and January 2020."

Thanks to the work of LGBTQ pioneers before them, Generation Z boys can fully realize marriage equality benefits and a greater nationwide acceptance of gay people.

However, while self-acceptance may be improving, continued cases of discrimination continue to make headlines, reminding the LGBTQ community that social advocacy must continue.

A full copy of the report is available at APA.org.

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