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Gay lifestyle is fueled by drugs, research reveals

Young gay men are much more likely than straight men to take drugs, including ecstasy, cocaine and marijuana, according to two studies in Britain and America.

Nearly one-third of men surveyed in the United States who had sex with other men said they used drugs at least once a week, and lifetime use of cocaine was nearly twice as high as that of the general age-group. Two out of three of the men said that they had used drugs in the previous six months.

The study, published in the American Journal of Public Health, included 3,492 young men aged between 15 and 22.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2003/nov/09/drugsandalcohol.drugs

Opinions? Why are gays so likely to use drugs?

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 10:12 AM on Mar. 1, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (19)
  • Maybe because they are so discriminated against every effing day that they need an escape mechanism?


    And many have a very difficult time accepting the fact that they are gay as well. It is a hard struggle for them to accept even in themselves. I have witnessed it too many times. One of my nephews just came out last summer. He is 32 years old and he says it was a tremendous burden lifted and he is now a different, better person.
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 10:22 AM on Mar. 1, 2010

  • eye rolling

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:13 AM on Mar. 1, 2010

  • Maybe because they are so discriminated against every effing day that they need an escape mechanism?

    That possibility being thrown out there, the gay guys I have known were all very "straight" when it came to illicit substances.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:14 AM on Mar. 1, 2010

  • Why on earth are we trying to find another reason to dislike gays??? For petes sake, just leave them alone!!!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:17 AM on Mar. 1, 2010

  • If the study said gay people were less likely to use drugs than straight people, you wouldn't be complaining.  Researchers also study interesting things like "Does drinking spur casual sex in college students?"  It's a studyIt's not discrimination. 

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:24 AM on Mar. 1, 2010

  • New study: Homophobes will twist anything to get the results they want.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:26 AM on Mar. 1, 2010

  • perhaps its more prominent in their lifestyle, the places they go and the groups they are part of? I imagine it to be something of that nature
    LynnB1

    Answer by LynnB1 at 10:30 AM on Mar. 1, 2010

  • Homophobes will twist anything to get the results they want.


    When you disagree, call people names.  NICE.  You must be racist!  LOL

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:32 AM on Mar. 1, 2010

  • You have to admit, this does have an air of homophobia..
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:33 AM on Mar. 1, 2010

  • I've had my days in gay clubs. Love them. You can dance all night with hot men who never want to have sex with you, but dance with you REALLY well. So much fun! But, yeah....the bathrooms are loaded w/ cocaine users.

    I also have to say though, that i have been to even more clubs were women are snorting cocaine in the bathroom. Yes, heterosexual women. So, were is the study for Lesbians & straight women? That would be interesting! I betcha anything, lesbians use less drugs than 'desperate housewives' in suburbia do.

    This is just stupid. People will always try to find something negative to say about gays. Gay men usually have no children, make lots of money & have tons of friends. Lots have no family responsibility, like us moms do. Now, if you were never to have children, made lots of money & liked to have fun, i can guarantee that any hetero could easily land themselves in a situation where drugs are available.
    samurai_chica

    Answer by samurai_chica at 10:53 AM on Mar. 1, 2010

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