Study: Homophobia can take more than two years off your life
It serves THESE PEOPLE right, I say.
There’s a price to be paid for homophobia, and it’s a steep one: Approximately two and one-half years off of your life.
That’s the conclusion of a provocative new research paper, which examines the social attitudes and death rates of a large, representative sample of Americans over two recent decades.
“We found evidence that anti-gay prejudice is associated with elevated mortality risk among heterosexuals, over and above multiple established risk factors,” writes a research team led by Mark Hatzenbuehler of Columbia University. “In particular, there was a 2.5-year life expectancy difference between individuals ...