From Pam’s House Blend contributor Scott Rose…
N.C. State Senator James Forrester recently told Mike Signorile that he had learned from the Center for Disease Control, Atlanta, that homosexuals die 20 years earlier than their heterosexual counterparts.
Forrester’s claim was part of a long series of lies he has told about gay people and their health. His wife Mary Frances, who is involved with various anti-gay political groups, has said that the average gay or lesbian person only lives to be 39.
This reporter has now contacted the Center for Disease Control, Atlanta. A CDC staff member called me to verify that she correctly understands all of the questions I posed. Notably, the CDC has no single statistic indicating that all gay people die 20 years earlier than their heterosexual counterparts. That is to say, Dr. James Forrester could not possibly have obtained from the CDC Atlanta information stating that all gay people die 20 years prematurely. A later post will report on the CDC’s responses to my questions.