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Why Homophobia Could Kill You

Whether or not you support gay rights, there is distinct scientific evidence that homophobia is dangerous to everyone! Trace explains how being homophobic, or being gay in a community that doesn’t support your orientation could take years off of your life!

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Homophobia Takes Years Off of Your Life

“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.”

Anti-Gay Prejudice and All-Cause Mortality Among Heterosexuals in the United States

“We determined whether individuals who harbor antigay prejudice experience elevated mortality risk.”

LGB Individuals Living in Anti-Gay Communities Die Early, Study Shows

“In the first study to look at the consequences of anti-gay prejudice for mortality, researchers found that lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) individuals who lived in communities with high levels of anti-gay prejudice have a shorter life expectancy of 12 years on average compared with their peers in the least prejudiced communities.”

Structural stigma and all-cause mortality in sexual minority populations

“Stigma operates at multiple levels, including intrapersonal appraisals (e.g., self-stigma), interpersonal events (e.g., hate crimes), and structural conditions (e.g., community norms, institutional policies).”

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