Gen Z grew up amid the Supreme Court’s recognition of same-sex marriage and changes in the acceptance of LGBTQ identities. But for that to happen, previous generations paved the way.
For baby boomers, it was Stonewall. For many Gen Xers it was the AIDS crisis and for Millennials it was the legalization of same-sex marriage.
These battles over whether all Americans have equal rights, regardless of sexual orientation, have helped shape each of these generations and experts say Gen Z, where more than 20% of Americans identify as LGBTQ, reap the benefits of these fights.