by Matthew S. Bajko | m.bajko@ebar.com

Isolated from family and largely living alone, LGBT seniors in San Francisco contemplate taking their own life at an “alarming” rate, a new study has found.

It is estimated there are anywhere from 18,000 to 20,000 LGBT seniors living in San Francisco, with the population increasing each year as the median age of the city’s residents grows older.

A survey of 616 LGBT city residents aged 60 to 92 years old, the results of which were released this week, found that 15 percent had “seriously considered” committing suicide within the last 12 months.

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