Summary: Replicating previous findings that homosexuals are underrepresented after middle age, the 1996 National Household Survey of Drug Abuse (N = 12,381) and 2000 Kaiser Family Foundation 15-city survey (N = 405) reported that homosexual men and women are seldom aged 50+ yr. and that older homosexuals are more apt to have a homosexual partner. Deaths of 228 homosexuals as recorded in the Washington Blade 1999-2001 were examined. Although more apt to have a partner when older, the median age of death of 88 homosexually partnered men was 45 yr., while for 118 unpartnered homosexual men it was 46 yr. This is consistent with the suggestion that homosexual partnering may be an additional hazard to men.
Considering that average lifespans for normal (straight) people is in the 70s and 80s, this demonstrates that homosexuality is indeed hazardous to one’s health. It is a public health problem that must be solved.
Encouraging this behavior with legalized gay marriage will only make the problem worse. Allowing gay adoption will only guarantee that children in these dysfunctional “families” will lose their parents much sooner than the rest of us.
I’m not sure what the solution is, but it certainly is not normalizing the “gay lifestyle.”