Gay people are seven times more likely to take illegal drugs than the general population, a new study conducted over two years has found.
And one in five show signs of dependency on drugs or alcohol.
The report, conducted by the Lesbian and Gay Foundation (LGF) and the University of Central Lancashire, sampled more than 4,000 people over two years.
This was in the Indy yesterday as well.
And it struck me then that there\’s something wrong with the study. It\’s lumping in all non-heterosexuals as a homogenous population. Which even a moment\’s consideration of the world as it actually is shows is not the case.
Far more interesting would be to see a breakdown within that population. We might predict greater use of poppers among the homosexual population than the lesbian, just as one example (no idea what amyl nitrate does to women but it has a known and certain effect upon men).
There\’s also the fact that this is a survey of a self selecting population. No, really. Which is something: sex research that is even worse than Julie Bindel\’s reports on prostitution really is something.