Making Progress for LGBTQI+ Gen Z
As of 2020, young people between the ages of 18 and 24 (Generation Z) make up around 20 percent of the U.S. adult population. This generation is entering adulthood and the job market facing unique social and economic challenges, among them increased discrimination on the basis of gender identitiy and sexuality. A recent nationally representative survey conducted by the Center for American Progress found that LGBTQI+ members of Generation Z face higher levels of discrimination in areas including housing, school, and the workforce than previous generations report. According to the survey, this heightened discrimination results in higher rates of mental health issues and avoidance behaviors among LGBTQI+ Gen Zers. Comprehensive solutions at the federal level, such as the Equality Act, are urgently needed to address the discrimination these young people face and allow them to live their lives fully.
Please join the Center for American Progress, Generation Progress, young LGBTQ elected officials, and a cross-movement panel of advocates, policy experts, and researchers to discuss why Gen Z LGBTQ individuals are experiencing such significant disparities and what policymakers can do to address this crisis.
Wednesday, November 10, 2021 - 12:00 pm (U.S./Eastern)