13 Sep '11, 11pm

Report: Britain's LGB Population Fears Lonely Old Age | Care2 Causes

Report: Britain's LGB Population Fears Lonely Old Age | Care2 Causes

Britain’s lesbian, gay and bisexual population are far more likely to end up isolated and having less contact with family members during their old age, a first of its kind YouGov survey commissioned by the campaign group Stonewall has found. The survey carried out in 2010, asked 1,050 heterosexual and 1,036 LGB people over the age of 55 a variety of questions on how they feel about getting older and their prospects of receiving adequate help. Now a report from Stonewall, titled Lesbian, Gay & Bisexual People in Later Life , lays out the findings and warns that there is a care “time bomb” waiting for LGB elders in the UK. For instance, the research showed that older gay and bisexual men are around three times more likely to be single than their heterosexual counterparts, and with significantly less LGBs having children their support network is further reduced. In total, 41%...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/report-britains-lgb-populatio...

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