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Older Gays At Risk Of Loneliness?

According to a new report by commissioned by the campaign group Stonewall gays are more likely to end up living alone as they get older.

The Guardian has the report:

Gay men and women in Britain are far more likely to end up living alone and have less contact with family in later life than heterosexual people, according to a groundbreaking report that raises significant questions for how society responds to their needs.

The report, the first of its kind, has implications for GPs, health and social services at a time when Britain’s population is ageing. It is estimated that there are a million lesbian, gay and bisexual people in Britain over the age of 55.

A YouGov survey, commissioned by the campaign group Stonewall, found that older gay and bisexual men are three times more likely to be single than heterosexual men.

Just over a quarter of gay and bisexual men and half of lesbian and bisexual women have children compared with almost nine in every 10 heterosexual men and women. They were also less likely to see biological family members regularly. Less than a quarter of LGB people see their biological family members at least once a week, compared with more than half of heterosexual people according to the survey of 1,050 heterosexual and 1,036 LGB people over the age of 55.

Read the full article via THE GUARDIAN