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.
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.