Student Council President
You can see the same phenomenon with stuff like people filling in the census data on being gay or bisexual. The younger generations are more likely to say they are. That doesn't mean the number of LGBTQ people is on the rise or there is some insidious "social contagion", it just means younger people aren't being shamed or physically/psychologically threatened into hiding it as much as the older generations were. Same for trans people. It can only be a good thing in any society which claims to care about acceptance.People acting like this is a fad are just plain ignorant. It shouldn't be a surprise that in a more accepting society people are going to feel more comfortable coming out. They've always been here.