Gender Orientation And Gender Identity Essay

1550 Words Sep 2nd, 2016 7 Pages
“Bold”, “innovative”, “confident”, “hip”, “in the know”; these words frequently come up when describing millennials. However, is there another word to describe this ever so different age group? It seems like “tolerant” deserves a mention, as the millennials are replacing the traditional, conservative views of the “Baby Boomers” and the “Lucky Few” with their own. Millennials accept those of all race/ethnicities, as many do not believe race defines who one is as a person. Additionally, millennials are open to the idea that men and women are equal in all parts of society. This young generation fights for the freedom of sexual orientation and gender identity, whether they identify as LGBT or not. By looking at the reactions of this generation on important social issues, along with their moves to support/accept those who are different, one can see that this generation is much more tolerant and open-minded on race, gender equality, and sexual orientation/gender identity.
Millennials around the world show their support and acceptance of other’s culture and ethnicity, as students, friends, girlfriends/boyfriends, and activists. Looking back to a time where interracial relationships and friendships found themselves under scrutiny, much has changed in the last 50 years. On the increase of mixed-race friendships and relationships, 18 year-old Triton Community College student Dionte Savage commented, “Now, we have multiple ethnicities mixing and working together, and everybody’s…

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