Skip to comments.New Study Shows Homosexuals Live 20 Fewer Years
Posted on 06/06/2005 10:50:27 PM PDT by scripter
Dr. Paul Cameron, President of Family Research Institute, a Colorado-based think tank, announced today that a new study on the life span of homosexuals will appear in a 2005 issue of the refereed scientific journal Psychological Reports (Volume 96: pp. 693-697).
This study provides additional evidence that the practice of homosexuality, with its attendant lifestyle, shortens the life of practitioners by about 20 years.
"Obituaries have indicated that gays seldom reach old age," Cameron said. "Indeed, gay obituaries suggest that engaging in homosexuality costs participants between 15 to 25 years of life, suggesting that homosexuality is more dangerous than smoking or being fat.
"Over 10,000 gay obituaries have been collected from homosexual publications. Are the obituaries listed in the gay press representative of gay deaths in general?" Cameron asks.
A new study that compared them with Centers for Disease Control data indicates they are.
The Washington Blade, a homosexual newspaper, has been the major homosexual paper used to track homosexual obituaries. So its obituaries for death due to AIDS were compared to AIDS deaths among males who had sex with males from the CDC for 1994 through 2000. Surprisingly, there was almost perfect correspondence. The effects of the new drug cocktails for AIDS were evident in both datasets. In 1994 the CDC put the average age of death by AIDS for homosexuals at 39, the Blade at 40. By 2000, the CDC reported the median age of death at 43 and the Blade at 42. Similar correspondences were noted for the 25th and 75th centiles of deaths.
The CDC reported that 9% of heterosexuals who died of AIDS were at least 65 years of age. But less than 4% of homosexuals and IV drug abusers who died of AIDS reached 65.
"These findings add substantial support to our previous findings," said Cameron, who headed the study. "While no one has all the facts on this issue, the CDC data is about as good as it gets. These data indicate that considerable progress in medically combating HIV is being made its even affecting deaths from other medical causes. Right now, the median age of death for gays in the obituaries is running near 60 about tied with the median age of death for lesbians. Of course, the median age of death for adults is about 80 so the 20 year hit for engaging in homosexuality that we reported 15 years ago continues to hold."
The new study "Gay obituaries closely track officially reported deaths from AIDS" can be read in the scientific journal, Psychological Reports (2005;96:693-697).
Modelling the Impact of HIV Disease on Mortality in Gay and Bisexual Men (International Journal of Epidemiology)We must stop encouraging and celebrating the homosexual lifestyle. A Compassionate Society Should...
HIV infection and risk behaviours among young gay and bisexual men in Vancouver (Canadian Medical Association)
The Negative Health Effects of Homosexuality
This latest study by Dr. Cameron, confirmed by the CDC, also supports Dr. Cameron's previous studies for which he has been wrongly excoriated.
So can employers penalize them for higher insurance cost now like they do to smokers?
Society got smart and ostracized tobacco use because it poses a great health risk. While confronted with a bigger health risk--male homosexuality--society does its damnedest to promote it as a valid lifestyle.
The problem is that gays smoke like chimneys also, you know, probably to get the taste out of their mouth.
No surprise here. After all, it's an "alternative lifestyle."
As I see it, any behavior that results in higher insurance costs should be reimbursed by higher premiums to those engaging in that behavoir. Life insurance is higher for smokers, those overweight (great or small), those who have dangerous jobs, sky divers, etc. Auto insurance premiums are higher for those with DUIs... As I see it, insurance companies should be able to discriminate for the very purpose of staying in business.
LOL. Besides smoking, alcoholism is prevalent in their "community."
As much as libs frown on smoking for its risk to health and longevity, you'd think they'd pay a little attention to homosexual behavior.
Once again, they need alcohol in order to do whatever it is they do.
Indeed - it makes no sense to promote, encourage and celebrate any lifestyle that causes such severe health hazards, especially deadly health hazards.
If I'm correct, didn't Homosexuality used to be on the American Medical Association's list of Physcological Disorders, before commies forced them to recend it back in the 70s
In reality, it flows both directions: People can change.
Here is the under reported story of the century.
Being homosexual more hazardous to your health than smoking three packs a day.
Gay activism was clearly the force that propelled the APA to declassify homosexuality.You can find the quote here as well.
As I see it, same-sex attraction is really quite complicated, but is the result of confusion.
I don't get it, what are the lesbians dying from? Obesity?
This data is probably very skewed.
In the 1950s and 1960s, there were just a lot fewer gays. Even if they had some interest in the same sex, many chose to get married to the opposite sex and follow a traditional lifestyle. Hence, in 2005, practicing gays are a smaller portion of the Baby Boom generation than Generation X.
Hence, if you sample obituaries, there are going to be many self-identified "gays" in the younger generation, and fewer in the older generation. So the ratio of Baby Boom: Generation X deaths will be skewed.
You'd get a real argument from my husband. He's a psychiatrist who has studied and treated homosexuals for over 30 years. Genetics play a part, in males for sure, altho SOME are bisexual.
Jesse Jackson, President of the Rainbow-Push Coalition, was speaking to the same audience of progressives that the author of "God's Politics" on cspan2 June 3rd. Jackson said that second-hand smoke kills 65,000 people a year AND he also said that allowing gays to marry is a civil right.
I just picked up his book: Homosexuality: A Freedom Too Far
That's a good question. I don't follow the issue of lesbianism as much as I do male homosexuality. Now you have me curious.
Jesse Jackson also called Manhattan a certain name in the 1984 primaries, he has no credibility on any issue of "civil rights"
You may be right, but there are a number of studies that support Dr. Cameron's study. He ran a similar study 15 years ago with the same results with other organizations supportied him, and now the CDC is reporting the same.
It should be common knowledge that a male anus is not designed to have a penis inserted into it!
This article summarizes it well: How Might Homosexuality Develop? Putting the Pieces Together.
The growing number of former homosexuals raises some serious issues with those pushing the genetics angle.
If the lower life expectancy is the result of AIDS, why would lesbians have a lower life expectancy as well, when they have the lowest rate of HIV infection?
Plutarch raised a similar question and now I'm curious...
The report contests that the majority of the studies carried out which have concluded in favour of same-sex parenthood betray an egregious lack of scientific rigour. Most of the studies show a strong bias to one side.
To prove this the report analyzes the nature of the individuals who have been responsible for the various studies carried out thus far, demonstrating that the vast majority are either homosexuals themselves, or active in the gay-rights movement. Into this category fall all six of the six most prominent psychologists of the American Psychological Association, which, unsurprisingly is one of the organizations most strongly and vocally in favour of homosexual adoption.
No surprise here. After all, it's an "alternative lifestyle."
Not to criticize the author of the study because it is important to document things, but we have a tiny minority group, maybe .5% of the population, who way disproportionately suffer from a deadly disease and with their run down immune systems probably disproportionately suffer death from this disease. Is it really a big surprise that on average this group has a shorter life-span?
I bet NASCAR drivers on average live shorter lifespans than the general population too. But I would not be surprised if NAScAR drivers who don't die on the track live closer to the average life expectancy.
I'm not qualified to argue this subject. Husband is and he strongly disagrees with the studies you have cited. Bogus. Try researching male twins.
When he was in medical school, a facility in Great Britain claimed to have cured homosexuals. He looked into it and found that not one had been cured of homosexuality. The reason? It was a chioce of saying they were cured or prison time. They took the treatments, then went back to homosexuality.
Before it was popular to come out of the closet, homos who married were only able to fulfill their 'duties' by pretending they were having sex with a male.
The sexual urge in humans is strong., one way or the other, and rarely both ways.
Without an explanation for the lower life expectancy of lesbians, the findings would suggest to me that the study is seriously flawed. Off the top of my head, I would hypothesize that the error is due to generational differences in 'coming out' and (more specifically) having one's obituary placed in the 'gay press'..
Public acknowledgment of homosexuality is a relatively new phenomenon, so in other words the 'out' homosexuals skew younger than the actual median age of all homosexuals, and therefore the identifiable obituaries from the 'gay press' skew younger than the true median age of death as well.
That's my guess.
A lot of folks think that. Read: The Importance of Twin Studies
Sexual urge is indeed strong. Please consider reading the stories of former homosexuals I linked in post 15.
Maybe so. I know they gather at bars to find "love."
But if there is an explanation for the lower lesbian life expectancy found by this study, I'd be interested to see it!
And, it would invalidate my conjecture above, at least on that basis.
You could be right. I have a hard time seeing it, though, since other studies support Dr. Cameron, one of which is the CDC (per the article). Plus, the study is published in the refereed scientific journal Psychological Reports.
I'm not interested. That's his field.
You can find a study or studies to suppport your views.
There's studies all over the place, but most are BOGUS.
Me too. I'll see if I can find any info.
Here's a great story of a guy who left the homosexual lifestyle: Confession from a former homosexual
As far as I am concerned they live 20 years too long.
Latest Scientific Research: Those Struggling with Homosexuality Can Be Set FreeOnce folks realize who Robert Spitzer is, the growing number of former homosexuals (or ex-gays) takes on a whole different perspective.
In 1973, Dr. Robert L. Spitzer was one of the major forces in removing homosexuality from the American Psychiatric Association's (APA) list of mental disorders. On May 9, 2001, Spitzer presented a study to the APA which proves that those struggling with homosexuality can, in fact, leave the lifestyle behind.
I read an article a few years ago, I do not remember the medical magizine it was in, that showed that lesbians had a higher rate of HPV (Human Papilloma Virus) which has been shown to lead to higher rates of cervical cancer in lesbians than in the general public. HPV is the virus that is responsable for genital warts.