Nearly 40 years after he created the multi-color symbol of the LGBT movement, Gilbert Baker died Friday at the age of 65.
Details about his death are unknown at this time, but friends say Baker died in his sleep.
Dying at 65 is young these days, but this was actually old for a gay man, whose average life expectancies are about 20 years less than for hetero men, meaning average gay male life expectancy is 56 years old. That is pretty young, and speaks to all the pestilence such a life exposes one to. Clearly you want to stay clear of that, even now.
Of course that 20 year reduction in lifespan is in a world with free resource availability, where expensive AIDS and Hep-C drugs are subsidized by the masses, who would rather spend the money than see the mortality all around them. It is also in a pre-Apocalypse world, without the pandemic I increasingly suspect will be a key feature of the coming collapse.
When things turn K-selective being gay will be an enormous Darwinian disadvantage, which leads me to suspect key features of the Apocalypse may trigger evolved biological changes that will shift many gays back to heterosexuality. This will be a mechanism similar to an anecdotal case highlighted in Evopsych, where a heterosexual married family man who took a dopamine-agonist Parkinson’s drug turned aggressively, uncontrollably homosexual, only to revert to monogamous heterosexuality once he ceased taking the drug.
Pull the dopamine and activate the amygdala, and everything may change for a large segment of the gay population.