These new friendships and experiences can be a lot for our brains to take in. On a scale of zero to six, where zero signified "completely straight" and six meant "completely homosexual," more than a third of the young demographic chose a number between one and five, indicating that they were bisexual to some degree. Among the revelatory findings: Nonprofits investing in children's oral hygiene September 23, If you ask a teacher to keep your information private, what will you do if word gets back to your family?
You might feel pressured.
Less Than 50% of Teens Identify as Straight, Says New Study
By Les Fabian Brathwaite. But for kids these days, embracing a queer identity while rejecting the gender binary is less a trend and more a reflection of growing up in a world with unprecedented access to information and communities, at a time when the concept of identity is open to interpretation. Variety Gay teens have higher pregnancy rates than their straight peers Experts said the trend could be driven by a lack of education for LGBTQ youths. They also overwhelmingly support gender neutral bathrooms, with 70 percent in favor, versus 57 percent of millennials. You can't really know how people will react until the time comes. Paul charter school, family settle discrimination complaint over transgender student August 9, At a time when teen pregnancy rates across the state are at historic lows, the numbers for gay teens are surprisingly high.
She'll always be my friend from elementary school, but we don't have much in common anymore. Teach for America slammed over Oakland strike Hundreds of Teach for America alumni are slamming the educator placement program for suggesting members should cross the picket line during a potential teacher strike…. Whereas 54 percent of millennials always bought clothes designed for their own gender, that number drops to 44 percent when it comes to teens. Coming out can be a little trickier in our teens because we depend on parents or other adults for our care and well-being. These new friendships and experiences can be a lot for our brains to take in. How will people react?