(Big League Politics) According to a new report from the Williams Institute, a research organization based at the UCLA School of Law, the number of younger teenagers who identify as transgender has nearly doubled in the U.S. over the last few years.
In fact, the number of transgender people aged 13 to 17 in the U.S. is almost twice what it was in 2017.
Just five years ago, the Williams Institute researchers estimated that around 0.7% of younger teens were transgender in America – making up around 150,000 teens. As of 2022, that number appears to sit around 300,000.
Moreover, the report indicates that transgenderism amongst teens and young adults is vastly larger than compared among adults. The institute claims that of the 1.6 million transgender Americans, 43% of that population consists of teens and young adults. This amounts to nearly one in five of 13 to 17-year-olds identifying as trans.
According to the study, when the population is older, the number of Americans who identify as transgender is less. The report’s data came from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, as well as the agency’s Youth Risk Behavior Survey.
If you have been paying attention to the rhetoric being broadcasted by the LGBTQ+ movement, especially during this year’s Pride Month, it’s clear that the emphasis on transgender themes cast upon young children is higher than ever before.