From a PR email:
Dismay as new report reveals that health inequalities continue to disadvantage older LGBT people
· – LGBT men and women aged 50+ have poorer self-rated health and are more likely to have other conditions that impact their health and wellbeing
· – Action is needed to improve health outcomes of the older LGBT community by enhancing inclusivity of mainstream health and care provision, strengthening training of health and care staff and enhancing data collection
Could be that the entire NHS is homophobic, sure. Or lesbophobic, qphobic and so on.
Could be that not being heterosexual is damaging to your health. And there are certainly good reasons why the second could be true. Anal sex is more likely among the male and gay, anal sex plus promiscuity is well known as an HIV risk. Lesbians are less likely to have children than hetero women, the largest risk for breast cancer is to not bring a fetus to term and then breast feed it – that’s why nuns have such a high incidence.
I do not insist on either answer. But we do need to find out before we decide what to do about it.