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Number Of Young People Identifying As Gay, Lesbian Or Bisexual In UK Doubles

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The number of people, aged 16 to 24, that identify as gay, lesbian, or bisexual in the United Kingdom has doubled in just four years, between 2016 and 2020.According to the UK’s Office for National Statistics, in 2016, 4.1% of young people aged between 16 and 24, identified as lesbian, gay, or bisexual.

In 2020 it increased to 8%.Our latest data on sexual orientation shows an estimated 3.1% of the UK population (aged 16+) identified as lesbian, gay or bisexual (LGB) in 2020.

This is an increase from 2.7% in 2019 and almost double the percentage from 2014 (1.6%) ➡️— Office for National Statistics (ONS) (@ONS) May 25, 2022The statistics come from the UK’s Annual Population Survey (APS) and show a continuing trend.

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