. Many young adults now identify as transgender or nonbinary as social media helps more people come out « JO LEE MAGAZINE

USA TODAY/When Archie Crowley, a transgender and nonbinary doctoral student at the University of South Carolina, was in the process of discovering themselves a decade ago, one of the first sources of information they looked to was transgender people sharing their experiences on YouTube.

“Now people younger than me are pointing to TikTok and Instagram,” said Crowley

Crowley is among an estimated 5% of young adults who identify as transgender or nonbinary, the highest number ever recorded, according to the results of a national survey released this week.

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