Do homosexuals have shorter lifespans?Posted: September 18, 2012
The answer to this question varies with time and geography. Average lifespan of homosexuals has varied over recent decades, impacted significantly by developments in HIV/AIDS medication which have meant that infected individuals in the West now live much longer than they did for example in the 1980s.
Recent relevant data is difficult to find, and seems to be lacking. However, given the higher rates of HIV/AIDS and suicide etc in the homosexual communities, it is logical that homosexual lifespans would be shorter on average. And although some gay activists claim otherwise, there are indications that statistical data confirms the logic. One example is a 2009 study that found that Danish men and women in same-sex marriages had mortality rates that exceeded those of the general Danish population, even if only by a little (Frisch, M. & Brønnum-Hansen, H. (2009). Mortality Among Men and Women in Same-Sex Marriage: A National Cohort Study of 8333 Danes. American Journal of Public Health 99,(1)). Another is a 2013 report on the US CDC website, which states that groups such as “lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) adults—within the older adult population continue to have higher levels of illness, disability, and premature death” (The State of Aging and Health in America 2013, p.11).
See also so http://nypost.com/2016/12/01/gays-bias-and-phony-science/