We fight to love, to be equal, to be safe, but did you ever think that being gay would have a negative impact on your health? New research out of California says that "older lesbian, gay and bisexual adults are more likely to suffer from chronic physical and mental health problems than their heterosexual counterparts." And what makes this kind of thing potentially worse is that "half of older gay and bisexual men lived alone, compared with 13.4 percent of older heterosexual men."
Research like this is released all the time and how much weight you want to put on findings like this up to you. You can't argue with data, but in a survey such as this where the pool is limited to one area it's hard to know how applicable the information really is.
What's alarming about this one in particular though is that there really should be no biological difference between us and our heterosexual neighbors. Which leads me to believe that being viewed as unequal may actually be having more of an effect on us than we think.
Do you think that being gay can have a genuine impact on our physical and mental health?