Isolation Hampers Well-Being of Gay Seniors

There are 20 comments on the Apr 12, 2014, EDGE story titled Isolation Hampers Well-Being of Gay Seniors. In it, EDGE reports that:

A walk through Manhattan's gay Chelsea district is no longer as enjoyable for Charles Cole as it once was.

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david traversa

Cordoba, Argentina

#1 Apr 13, 2014
Great to know somebody cares, but it's one of the inescapable facts of life that age does isolate you .. That's where self-sufficiency comes in .. You just have to know how to live by yourself and make every moment as fulfilling as when young, or even more! I've been in a relationship for decades now but I'm rather choosy as to the company I keep and would much rather be alone than with some idiot distracting me from the so many interesting things you can fill your time with .. I don't remember EVER being bored and (revealingly) people are amazed when I tell them so .. In fact, it's rather finding time to do all the things I like that's a problem for me .. Saying " I'm bored " is the greatest insult you can give yourself; because it means your a boring person with no inner resources and little imagination .
Fundies R Mentally illin

Philadelphia, PA

#3 Apr 13, 2014
The fact that a walk through Chelsea is no longer as enjoyable for a gay man as it used to be hardly has only to do with any aging of that gay man.
Rainbow Kid

Alpharetta, GA

#5 Apr 13, 2014
Larry wrote:
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It has more to do with the fact that homophobia has skyrocketed among the young due to Labour's mass immigration.
That is interesting
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Homophobes flocking to a nation that supports gay marriage equality
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You would think homophobes would be running AWAY from the UK; not flocking to it
Fundies R Mentally illin

Philadelphia, PA

#7 Apr 13, 2014
Larry wrote:
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It has more to do with the fact that homophobia has skyrocketed among the young due to Labour's mass immigration.
The article is about Chelsea in Manhattan, moron.

I'm sure "religious" freeeks are the problem, whatever their race, ethnicity, religion or their immigration status.
Rainbow Kid

Alpharetta, GA

#9 Apr 13, 2014
Larry wrote:
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Labour deliberately imported millions of immigrants to live on welfare after 1997 so the Conservatives would never be able to win a General Election ever again.
Gay marriage will be banned once there are no white people left in England.
That is interesting
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What colour will the Queen be?
Queen Bee

Menlo Park, CA

#11 Apr 13, 2014
Rainbow Kid wrote:
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That is interesting
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What colour will the Queen be?
Lavender would be suitably tasteful for her, though beige works well with most any décor.
Eugene

Minnetonka, MN

#12 Apr 13, 2014
Not many gay men live past 42 years of age.
Fundies R Mentally illin

Philadelphia, PA

#13 Apr 13, 2014
Larry wrote:
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The only people violently murdering homosexuals in the UK are Muslims.
That's not true. Violence against lgbt is also a "christian" thing, particularly in the US, but also in other Western countries.

It's not about immigration or ethnicity, per se, it's about "religious" freeekery.

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#14 Apr 13, 2014
Larry wrote:
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Labour deliberately imported millions of immigrants to live on welfare after 1997 so the Conservatives would never be able to win a General Election ever again.
Gay marriage will be banned once there are no white people left in England.
Larry, please if you are not a White fanatic and no racist I could give you another prospective. Sir you are not right in your thinking. No politics and you may be a wrotten rich
But think of others as well. Gay marriages will never be banned. White people own this country and will always own it. Please stop worrying. Your worry will never materialise.

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#16 Apr 13, 2014
Larry wrote:
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The only people violently murdering homosexuals in the UK are Muslims.
I wonder how many of the millions Labour imported will vote for a Jew like Ed Miliband?
Sir, you are very ignorant because you don't properly keep yourself informed. The most Mulims Influential group in the world is Pakistani people. You will find most gay Pakistani Muslims In this world even more than White people you are worried about. It's not safe to
Go to Pakistan for any foreigner these days otherwise I would ask you to go there yourself
And see it with your own eyes to prove it. They are hypocrites. They say some thing else and do some thing else. They want your money by hook or by crook.
Fundies R Mentally illin

Philadelphia, PA

#17 Apr 13, 2014
Eugene wrote:
Not many gay men live past 42 years of age.
Marcus B., jaysus didn't say you could lie and claim you're 40.

Since: Mar 11

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#18 Apr 13, 2014
fr Rainbow Kid:

>That is interesting
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Homophobes flocking to a nation that supports gay marriage equality
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You would think homophobes would be running AWAY from the UK; not flocking to it<

True, and we all know of at least one group that was banned from the UK, the ever-popular westboro cult.
Chance

Grove City, PA

#20 Apr 13, 2014
You know, why not just leave the "gay" out adn just be aging. Are older gays complaining they can't get the sex they used to get? Isolation for older people is a given. Even married heterosexuals lose their spouses, and their kids grow up and move out on their own, sometimes far away. The happiest older people I know are not making an issue about sexuality at all. They are going to church, going to community centers, talking to their neighbors once in a while. I know of no circumstance where one's sexuality must be even brought up except in the case where one is looking for a partner. So why can't elder gays just be an elderly person like everybody else? Most elderly straights are just living, not looking to hook up or even to date. Maybe elder gays should try just living, too. And here is in article about seniors experiencing isolation in general. http://www.noozhawk.com/article/aging_alone_s...
Chance

Grove City, PA

#21 Apr 13, 2014
Fundies R Mentally illin wrote:
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That's not true. Violence against lgbt is also a "christian" thing, particularly in the US, but also in other Western countries.
It's not about immigration or ethnicity, per se, it's about "religious" freeekery.
It may be a "christian" thing, but it sure as heck isn't a Christian thing. People who are truly born again believe that it would be a sin to perpetrate violence against another human being. I would say, "Stop spreading the lies about Christians," but I realize almost everyone here, including a good many of the gays, thinks you really have some serious reality issues. The more you speak out against Christians, the better you make them look and the more you make it look like gays just want to destroy Christianity,. Not doing gays any favors.

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#22 Apr 13, 2014
Larry wrote:
Why is it surprising that immigrants flock to England when the government gives them free money to do nothing?
Larry your issue is completely different. You are racist. Immigrants work very hard to
Overcome people like you and then move on to be a better Britons. Lazy people like
You are keeping Britain behind than the rest of the world and you dragging it backward.
Quicker PickerUpper Boobs

Alpharetta, GA

#23 Apr 13, 2014
Eugene wrote:
Not many gay men live past 42 years of age.
Whoever fed you THAT line of malarkey owes you a refund
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GAY men go undercover when they hit 42
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We do their best work under the covers
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shut up and kiss me NOW you brute
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King James

Alpharetta, GA

#26 Apr 13, 2014
Larry wrote:
Why is it surprising that immigrants flock to England when the government gives them free money to do nothing?
Immigrants do PLENTY of good things with the generous gifts bestowed upon them by royalty
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Here they are seen sharing their love of the outdoors with your fellow countrymen
http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4142/4760275339...

Since: Apr 12

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#27 Apr 13, 2014
Larry wrote:
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It's so funny that Labour's mass immigration has destroyed the NHS, the welfare state, schools and local services.
What a liar you are sir. NHS is still there doing their best. Welfare. State is still there,
Schools and local services are still there and doing their best under lot of challenges.
You are just thank less and a moaner.
Currywurst

Houston, TX

#29 Apr 13, 2014
Eugene wrote:
Not many gay men live past 42 years of age.
Are you measuring in dog years? All the Gay men I know are in their 50's and 60's, and my Gay uncle got to 92.
Fundies R Mentally illin

Philadelphia, PA

#30 Apr 13, 2014
Chance wrote:
Even married heterosexuals lose their spouses
Oh, but you're a divorced, ultra christianist - again, the height of hypocrisy.

No one need hide their sexual orientation because sick freeeks like you are bigoted.

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