The New York Times ran a significant piece this week on young adults and those seeking to push for broader inclusion in the LGBT community.

Entitled “Generation LGBTQIA,” the write-up by reporter Michael Schulman delves into the lives and thoughts of a slew of young people, mostly freshman from the University of Pennsylvania.

What does this new generation want? According to Schulman:

“If the gay-rights movement today seems to revolve around same-sex marriage, this generation is seeking something more radical: an upending of gender roles beyond the binary of male/female. The core question isn’t whom they love, but who they are — that is, identity as distinct from sexual orientation.”

Schulman was even able to get quick comment from Shane Windmeyer, executive director of the Charlotte-based Campus Pride.

“Youth today do not define themselves on the spectrum of L.G.B.T.,” Windmeyer told the writer.

The piece is a wonderful read and revealing of some deeper, forthcoming trends and conversations that many LGBT community organizations, perhaps, have not begun to have. Read the whole piece at The New York Times


Matt Comer previously served as editor from October 2007 through August 2015 and as a staff writer afterward in 2016.