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(New York Daily News)   Another reason not to be a homophobic bigot: you drop dead earlier   (nydailynews.com ) divider line
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2014-02-21 05:11:38 PM  
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Serious Black: JackieRabbit: Unless the researchers follow up with a couple of concordant studies, take this one with a grain of salt. They need to assess longevity in openly gay people and gay people who suffer from hetero- and bi-phobia.

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O RLY?

Yeah, really. Bi-phobia is actually quite common in the gay community. A lot of gays, and I mean a lot, think that bi people are just lying to themselves, refuse to come all the way out of the closet, refuse to adopt a monosexual psychology, etc. This is a load of crap, of course. I've seen gays be openly hostile to bisexuals - just as hostile as homophobes are to them. I asked a gay friend about this and he thinks that some gays feel this way because bisexuals make them look like they choose to be gay.

In actuality, it can be a much harder struggle to come to terms with bisexuality than than it is for homosexuality, since bis have to come to terms with being attracted to both genders; it is rarely a 50-50 sort of thing and gender choice can bounce back and forth. Worse, many bis do not begin to have same-sex desires until they have already married and have children. This happens to gays too, but far less frequently these days, since they don't have to hide and repress their sexuality as much as they once did. Most gays I know tell me they knew they gay at a very young age and never saw any need to pursue anything other than superficial heterosexual relationships (if at all) before coming out.
2014-02-21 05:10:38 PM  
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There's that whole correlation vs causation thing.

I suppose those who are homophobic are more likely to be uneducated and live in more isolated communities with poorer healthcare and life choices that tend not to maximize lifespan.

Also 2.5 years is not statistically a big deal. There are SO many things that can affect lifespan. While there is no reason to be homophobic, I have a hard time believing that homophobia itself in any way leads to a shorter life.
2014-02-21 05:02:05 PM  
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So not giving a shiat about anything is the secret to life?

/Guess I'll be 150, minimum.
2014-02-21 04:49:38 PM  
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JackieRabbit: Unless the researchers follow up with a couple of concordant studies, take this one with a grain of salt. They need to assess longevity in openly gay people and gay people who suffer from hetero- and bi-phobia.


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2014-02-21 04:43:01 PM  
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