There is very little difference by age in the percentage of people who know gays well, except when it comes to those 65 and older, who are much less likely to say they have gay family members or close friends. Studies of sample groups have found, for instance, that LGBT people face more barriers to getting healthcare than the general public and that transgender women of color are at greatly increased risk for physical assault. Americans ages 65 and older are much less likely than younger adults to say they know someone who is transgender. Sign Up. Yet logistical details can be hard to crack, as the United States Chief Statistician Katherine Wallman knows from decades in the field.
Queer, for example, is more popular among millennials than Boomers, who might prefer the term transgendered, which often causes offense among the young.
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