CDC: 1 in 4 students self-identify as homosexual, bisexual, or ‘questioning’ sexuality

May 4, 2023 in News by RBN Staff


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Record one in FOUR high school students say they are gay, bisexual or ‘questioning’ their sexuality, official CDC data shows — double the amount in 2015

Around a quarter of high school students identify as gay, bisexual or have a more fluid sexuality, official data suggests.

2021 CDC data released today shows 24% of high school pupls said they were either bisexual (12.1 percent), gay or lesbian (3.2 percent), ‘other’ (3.9 percent) or said they ‘questioned’ their sexuality (5.2 percent).


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s biannual youth report found that just 75.5 percent of 14 to 18-year-olds said they were heterosexual in 2021 – a new low.

The remainder said they were either bisexual (12.1 percent), gay or lesbian (3.2 percent), ‘other’ (3.9 percent) or said they ‘questioned’ their sexuality (5.2 percent).

The percentage of students who do not view themselves as straight has more than doubled in recent years — from 11 percent in 2015 to 24.5 percent in 2021.

Rates of alternate sexualities in school-aged children are much higher than the adult population – where about seven percent are gay, bisexual or other.

One in four US high schoolers report that they identify as a sexuality other than heterosexual. This is a sharp rise over the past six years, when only 11 percent identified as such in 2011

Experts say the explosion in alternative sexualities among children can be partly attributed to increased acceptance.

Dr Mollie Blackburn, who teaches sexuality studies at Ohio State University, told ‘It’s an increase in acceptance from both parents and society.

‘[Accepting people] creates a context where a child will be more willing to say that they are gay.’

She does not think the actual number of children who are truly gay, lesbian or bisexual has changed in recent years, but that young people are more willing to admit it now.

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Which goes along with this…

The Future of Education – Yuval Noah Harari & Russell Brand – Penguin Talks

Harari: “In order to control and manipulate you, the algorithms will not need to know you perfectly. This is impossible. Nobody can know anything perfectly. They will just need to know you a little better than you know yourself. Which is not impossible, because most people don’t know themselves very well. Often, people don’t know the most important things about themselves. I know this from my own personal experience. Now… what happens, let’s say, if you find yourself in some birthday party of a kid from your class and somebody has the brilliant idea that, hey, I just heard about this cool new algorithm that tells you your sexual orientation, and wouldn’t it be so much fun if everybody take turns testing themselves on this algorithm with everybody else watching and making comments? What would you do in such a situation? Would you just walk away? And even if you do walk away, even if you do keep hiding from yourself, from your classmates, you will not be able to hide from Amazon, or from the Secret Police, or from Coca Cola. Maybe you still don’t know that you are gay, but Coca Cola already knows it, so next time they show you an advertisement, they choose to use the version with the shirtless guy and not the version with the girl in the bikini. And next day when you go to the shop, you choose to buy Coke and not Pepsi, and you don’t even know why. You think you did it from your free will. Now, what do you really need in order to hack a human being? You need two things, just two things. You need a good understanding of biology, and especially brain science. And you need a lot of computing power.”