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The answer they got was a chilling reminder of the value placed on the life of an LGBT person in those days: It is one of the things that makes us different. Social connections are key, the study noted because, unlike their heterosexual counterparts, most lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender seniors rely heavily on partners and friends of similar age to provide assistance as they age. Those of my generation in the LGBT community are among the first to have the privilege of living much of our lives out in the open.