- 50% of gay men live alone compared to 13% of heterosexual men.
- 36% of gay men are partnered/married compared to 79% of heterosexual men.
- Overall, older gay men's health is worse than that of their heterosexual peers.
Now, let's not jump to quick and easy conclusions that patologize single life or call for marriage. What we should gather from these data is that older gay men (along with lesbians, bisexuals and transgender people) are changing the face of aging and that their health is uniquely fragile.