I am going to be honest about what this article is really about. It is not about being “offended” while shopping for coffins for loved ones. If I saw it while shopping, I would either laugh my a$$ off or barf on the coffin. Truth be told.
As for my cup of tea, no it is not. Not for me for my family.
What this article is about is that there is a very large industry of these coffins. Why is that? Oh gee, I think we learned that one back in the 1970’s with “Gay Cancer”. It is now called AIDS. Even with the drugs out there for AIDS, most gay men only live to about age 40 or so. This article is telling us the gay men are not living long and that “gay coffins” are in big demand. This is not good news for the gay community. This means their deathstyle is bringing their numbers lower. They are planning their funeral, when just a year ago they were planning their “gay wedding”.
What spreads AIDS, more than anything else, is promiscuity (multiple partners in rapid succession) and not checking partners' HIV status. Those dangerous behaviors are not exclusive to the gay community, but they are rampant in that community, hence the association.
There are additional dangers that -are- specific to the gay lifestyle, rectal damage issues and so forth, but they aren't directly AIDS related.
There's no question that gay men die young in droves. My take on this article is that it's saying "A lot of gay men have more money than taste". But we already knew that...
Yes indeed, that is the story.