According to a Yale Daily News survey of freshmen students, more students of the class of 2022 identify as members of the LGBTQ group than identify as conservatives, Protestants or Catholics. According to the survey, a paltry 9% of the freshmen surveyed identified as “somewhat conservative” with a miniscule 1% identifying as “very conservative.” Meanwhile, almost 5% of the students surveyed identified as gay, over 9% identified as bisexual or transsexual, and 8% identified as “asexual, ace spectrum or questioning their sexual orientation.”
As The College Fix noted, the total of students identifying as LGBTQ or asexual outnumbered the 16% of students identifying as Protestants and the 15% identifying as Catholics.
As Yale University notes:
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies (LGBTS) at Yale promotes innovative interdisciplinary scholarship and teaching on the historical and contemporary experience of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, and transgender people. It also fosters critical analysis of queer and normative sexualities, the formation of sexual and gender minorities, and the role of sexuality in culture and politics across the world.
One conservative student from Texas noted that although he was concerned that his professors would not deal well with his perspective, the students were far more obviously hostile. He said, “My professors have been very welcoming of discussing certain topics that wouldn’t otherwise be discussed. But the student body is different, there are some students who I’ve run into where our conversations have quickly devolved into them yelling at me, and I just wanted to escape.”