the number of Americans between the ages of 18 and 34 who are “comfortable interacting with LGBTQ people” dropped from 53% in 2017 to 45% in 2018, which is already a decrease from 63% in 2016.
What could possibly be causing this? According to Sarah Kate Ellis, GLAAD president and CEO, the problem stems from the younger generation "coming into contact with more LGBTQ people, particularly individuals who are non-binary and simply don’t identify as lesbian or gay." Go figure! Ellis theorizes that
‘This newness they are experiencing could be leading to this erosion. It’s a newness that takes time for people to understand. Our job is to educate about non-conformity,’
On the other hand, it just might be that normals are uncomfortable with the results when America's fuzzy kinda libertarianism--America's default public "philosophy"--is pushed to its limits. Or maybe when normals find out that, actually, there may not be any real limits at all when that fuzzy kinda libertarianism is taken seriously. As Jonathon Van Maren at Lifesitenews writes, Americans reflexively thing the government should "stay out of people's sex lives," but when that notion is adopted as a legal principle those same people are discovering they don't like the consequences so much. Young people turn out to be the unfortunate guinea pigs upon whom the muddled middle in America is inflicting the consequences of their confusion:
In other words, the LGBTQ movement may have pushed the culture too far. Many people accept the idea that the government should stay out of people’s sex lives. A majority of Americans also came to believe, over the past two decades, that gay people should be permitted to get "married" (a process described incisively by Darel Paul in his 2018 book From Tolerance to Equality: How the Elites Brought America to Same-Sex Marriage.) But most people simply do not believe that women can have penises, that men can get pregnant, or that gender is fluid. The simple fact is that to most people, “non-binary” and other ever-shifting and multiplying categories are simply nonsense.
Young people also have a front-row seat to the chaos the LGBTQ movement is wreaking on their schools. Biological males in the girl’s bathroom, biological males destroying the female competition at women’s sporting events, the utter confusion of transgenderism, transition, and the LGBTQ indoctrination—they have lived these things, and it is notable that much of the pushback to this agenda is coming from young people, not from adults. It is teenage girls who are suing their schools over bathroom privacy and biological males in female sports competitions. Their childhoods are being turned into battlefields in the culture wars, and many of them are profoundly unhappy with this.
... LGBT activists are attempting to use an entire generation as the guinea pigs in a massive social experiment with gender fluidity and sexuality, and many of those guinea pigs, as GLAAD’s own polling indicates, are very unhappy with it. I only hope that the pushback to the LGBTQ agenda will strengthen, persevere, and herald a return to sanity.
This widespread "discomfort" is one of the reasons that Trump surprised the nation in 2016. We have over a year yet to go before the next election, and the Dems are revealing how radical they really are, how little they care for normals. This will be interesting.
My view? I think American can handle this kind of crisis, the crisis of increasing discomfort.
UPDATE: I kinda liked this cartoon--it expresses what sundance calls the Uniparty: