Gay, Lesbian Older Adults Face Adversity, Depression

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Gay, Lesbian Older Adults Face Adversity, Depression

Lesbian, gay, bisexual andِ transgender (LGBT) baby boomers face higher rates ofِ physical disabilities, depression andِ loneliness thanِ their heterosexual counterparts, according toِ a newِ study.
The higher rates ofِ aging andِ health disparities among lesbian, gay, bisexual andِ transgender older adults isِ a major concern forِ public health, study researcher Karen Fredriksen-Goldsen, director ofِ the University ofِ Washington’s Institute forِ Multigenerational Health, saidِ inِ a statement.
andِ found thatِ manyِ of theِ subjects’ unique circumstances lead toِ physical andِ mental distress, withِ nearlyِ fourِ out ofِ 10 participants asserting thatِ they hadِ considered suicide atِ some point.In addition, 47 percent ofِ respondents reported a disability, 31 percent reported depression andِ 53 percent reported loneliness.