12 years in reduced life expectancy for a gay person to live in an anti-gay community vs gay friendly communities

  • metta

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    Jan 26, 2015 6:57 AM GMT
    Watch: Woman comes out as a lesbian during powerful TED talk


    "Silence has social consequences!"




    http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2015/01/25/watch-woman-comes-as-a-lesbian-during-powerful-ted-talk/
  • FRE0

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    Jan 26, 2015 7:02 PM GMT
    She made some very good points. Her unusually good presentation helped her get the points across very well. I'd guess that she was a member of Toastmasters.
  • Svnw688

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    Jan 26, 2015 8:55 PM GMT
    I'm out and live in a gay friendly community. I'll never change either.
  • tazzari

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    Jan 27, 2015 12:10 AM GMT
    I'm out and live in gay-friendly environment I've created, of straight and gay friends.
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    Jan 27, 2015 3:19 AM GMT
    Can't do video. Does she control for the fact that life expectancy is higher in general for people living in gay-friendly communities?
  • metta

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    Jan 27, 2015 3:25 AM GMT
    CFL_Oakland saidCan't do video. Does she control for the fact that life expectancy is higher in general for people living in gay-friendly communities?




    Gay People In Homophobic Regions Die Younger Than Those In Accepting Communities: Study
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/02/18/gay-life-expectancy-study_n_4810496.html


    Here is the study:

    http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0277953613003353
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    Jan 27, 2015 3:51 AM GMT
    People in my family generally live into their late eighties so even if I lop off 12 years I'll die in my mid seventies. Gay and mid seventies - you might as well be dead anyway. icon_wink.gif
  • Svnw688

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    Jan 27, 2015 4:27 AM GMT
    What I'd like to see is a study determining, after controlling for HIV (bottoms are a lot more likely to contract HIV, part of the reason why a disproportionately high amount of gay men above 40 are tops or total tops since HIV hit many/most bottoms in the 80s), whether TOPS or BOTTOMS live longer.

    I'd speculate that bottoms live longer, because bottoming is more fun, relieves more stress, and therefore otherwise leads to factors that foster longevity. I'd put the line at bottoms living 2 years longer. Same reason women live longer, GETTING fucked is better icon_cool.gif
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    Jan 28, 2015 12:35 AM GMT
    Why don't we all just decide to be heterosexual since Obama says being gay is a "lifestyle choice":

    http://dailycaller.com/2015/01/23/obama-says-homosexuality-is-a-lifestyle-choice/
  • waccamatt

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    Jan 28, 2015 5:14 AM GMT
    Svnw688 saidWhat I'd like to see is a study determining, after controlling for HIV (bottoms are a lot more likely to contract HIV, part of the reason why a disproportionately high amount of gay men above 40 are tops or total tops since HIV hit many/most bottoms in the 80s), whether TOPS or BOTTOMS live longer.

    I'd speculate that bottoms live longer, because bottoming is more fun, relieves more stress, and therefore otherwise leads to factors that foster longevity. I'd put the line at bottoms living 2 years longer. Same reason women live longer, GETTING fucked is better icon_cool.gif


    Sorry to mess up your logic, but if this were true, how did the bottoms become positive from these negative tops? Most people are at least somewhat versatile.
  • craycraydoesd...

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    Jan 28, 2015 6:09 AM GMT
    Another study showed that suicide has a detrimental effect to life span.... icon_lol.gif
  • Rene_Aensland

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    Jan 29, 2015 8:49 PM GMT
    Svnw688 saidWhat I'd like to see is a study determining, after controlling for HIV (bottoms are a lot more likely to contract HIV, part of the reason why a disproportionately high amount of gay men above 40 are tops or total tops since HIV hit many/most bottoms in the 80s), whether TOPS or BOTTOMS live longer.

    I'd speculate that bottoms live longer, because bottoming is more fun, relieves more stress, and therefore otherwise leads to factors that foster longevity. I'd put the line at bottoms living 2 years longer. Same reason women live longer, GETTING fucked is better icon_cool.gif


    What the fuck?!
    Then how do you think these bottoms you're talking about acquired the virus?
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    Jan 30, 2015 1:58 AM GMT
    12 years in reduced life expectancy for a gay person to live in an anti-gay community vs gay friendly communities

    Well, good news for us. We live in one of the gayest communities in the United States, perhaps THE gayest at the moment. Plus having a partner/spouse is already known to extend your probable lifespan, whether gay or straight, versus being single.

    True story: a few months back, my husband got such outstandingly good results from routine medical lab work, and his physical exam, that our doctor told him he would likely live to be 120.

    To which I replied (because we're always together for our visits): "He's gonna live to be 120? Doctor, can I have a second opinion?" My husband smacked me. icon_redface.gif

    But back more seriously and closer to topic: contentment in life, however we achieve it, would intuitively seem to be good for our longevity. Versus living with stress & tension. So in a way these findings are not a big surprise. But comforting to see intuition confirmed by some tangible studies.
  • FRE0

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    Jan 30, 2015 10:28 PM GMT
    Art_Deco said12 years in reduced life expectancy for a gay person to live in an anti-gay community vs gay friendly communities

    Well, good news for us. We live in one of the gayest communities in the United States, perhaps THE gayest at the moment. Plus having a partner/spouse is already known to extend your probable lifespan, whether gay or straight, versus being single.

    True story: a few months back, my husband got such outstandingly good results from routine medical lab work, and his physical exam, that our doctor told him he would likely live to be 120.

    To which I replied (because we're always together for our visits): "He's gonna live to be 120? Doctor, can I have a second opinion?" My husband smacked me. icon_redface.gif

    But back more seriously and closer to topic: contentment in life, however we achieve it, would intuitively seem to be good for our longevity. Versus living with stress & tension. So in a way these findings are not a big surprise. But comforting to see intuition confirmed by some tangible studies.


    Of course having no contentment and extreme stress is not good, but would it really be good to have total contentment and no stress?