(GoRealNewsNow.com) – Nearly 40% of the students at Brown University now identify as gay or transgender – or “LGBTQQIAAP2S+” – as their share has almost tripled since 2010, according to new data.
Brown University in Rhode Island is an Ivy League school known for being extremely liberal and leftist.
About 38% of Brown’s students now say they are not heterosexual and fall into some of the letters of the extended LGBT cohort, up from 14% in 2013, reports The Brown Daily Herald.
“The Herald’s Spring 2023 poll found that 38% of students do not identify as straight — over five times the national rate,” the university newspaper writes.
“Over the past decade, LGBTQ+ identification has increased across the nation, with especially sharp growth at Brown. Since Fall 2010, Brown’s LGBTQ+ population has expanded considerably,” it notes further.
The data informs that Brown University’s gay or lesbian population grew by 26% in 12 years, while the share of students identifying as bisexual spiked by 232%.
“Students identifying as other sexual orientations within the LGBTQ+ community have increased by 793%,” the newspaper adds.
A Breitbart News commentary notes that some observers say “other sexual orientations” are “driven by social pressures” – not to mention that “bisexual identification outstrips bisexual sexual activity.”
Previous reports by the Brown Herald have revealed that “students flock to gay clubs,” the school’s LGBT Center has gotten a bigger and renovated space, and several university departments teach “queer studies.”
Research by the Center for the Study of Partisanship and Ideology has found similar levels of LGBT identification “among elite colleges,” according to The Washington Examiner.
However, according to one researcher on the project, Eric Kaufmann, it also discovered that “sexual behavior has not kept pace with the identification.”
“If this was about people feeling able to come out, then we should have seen these two trends rise together,” he told The College Fix.
“What we find instead is that identity is rising much faster than behavior, indicating that people with occasional rather than sustained feelings of attraction to the opposite sex are increasingly identifying as LGBT,” Kaufmann explained.
In 2018, Brown University made headlines by blatantly censoring a research paper revealing more youth were identifying as “transgender” due to peer pressure and social media.