Surprise, surprise: GLB people say that their lifestyle is unhealthy and has serious consequences.
As the “gay” XTRA news organization put it: “A group of six Canadian queers
is taking on homophobia in Canada's healthcare system by filing a complaint with
the Canadian Human Rights Commission.”
Gens Hellquist, one of the complainants is the executive director of the Canadian Rainbow Health Coalition. The other five are representatives from major Canadian cities: Toronto, Vancouver, Saskatoon, St. John’s and Montreal.
The GLB community has a dilemma: Presenting the homosexual lifestyle as acceptable for our youth and, at the same time, complaining to the government for special healthcare services for them.
The GLB leadership now provided us with the results of their own research. We do not necessarily believe their exact figures (in some cases they are even worse), but the value of this research is that these figures cannot be easily disputed by homosexual activists.
What they claim:
Life expectancy of gay/bisexual men in Canada is 20 years less than the average; that is 55 years.
GLB people commit suicide at rates from 2 to 13.9 times more often than average.
GLB people have smoking rates 1.3 to 3 times higher than average.
GLB people have rates of alcoholism 1.4 to 7 times higher than average.
GLB people have rates of illicit drug use 1.6 to 19 times higher than average.
GLB people show rates of depression 1.8 to 3 times higher than average.
Gay and bisexual men (MSM) comprise 76.1% of AIDS cases.
Gay and bisexual men (MSM) comprise 54% of new HIV infections each year.
If one uses Statistics Canada figure of 1.7% of GLB becoming infected, that is 26 times higher than average.
GLB people are at a higher risk for some cancers as a result of their sexual orientation.
For the exact quotes, please see the highlighted areas on pages
3 and 4 of the HRC complaint.