Gay men live shorter life spans

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February 12, -- In the first study to look at the consequences of anti-gay prejudice for mortality, researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health found that lesbian, gay, and bisexual LGB individuals who lived in communities with high levels of anti-gay prejudice have a shorter life expectancy of 12 years on average compared with their peers in the least prejudiced communities. In order to examine the relationship between prejudice and mortality, the researchers constructed a measure capturing the average level of anti-gay prejudice in the communities where LGB individuals lived, beginning in , using data on prejudicial attitudes from the General Social Survey, one of the primary sources of social indicator data in the social sciences. This information on sexual orientation and community-level prejudice was then linked longitudinally to mortality data via the National Death Index, through Thus, the authors were able to examine whether mortality risk differed for LGB individuals who lived in communities that were characterized by high versus low levels of prejudice. LGB respondents living in high-prejudice communities died of suicide on average at age Homicide and violence-related deaths are one of the most direct links between hostile community attitudes and death, and results indicated that homicide rates were over three times more likely to occur in high-prejudice communities than in low-prejudice communities.

LGB individuals living in anti-gay communities die early

Does homosexual activity shorten life?

Cochran conceptualized the study, conducted analyses, and wrote an initial draft of the article. Both authors conceptualized the ideas for the current article, interpreted the findings, and edited drafts of the article. We investigated associations between minority sexual orientation and mortality among US men. Groups were then compared for all-cause mortality, HIV-related mortality, suicide-related mortality, and non—HIV-related mortality.

Does homosexual activity shorten life?

Ashish A. Scott Fellowship in Cancer Research. He also receives funding from National Institutes of Health.
See Dr. Herek's blog for updates. What is a convenience sample? Cameron, Playfair, and Wellum counted obituaries in various gay community publications and claimed to be able to use them to calculate the average life expectancy for homosexuals.