Looking through photos of my 25 year high school reunion I notice that most people have gained (lots of) weight, but the guys I know who are gay still look young and fit. I’ve also noticed that as well with my Facebook friends. The gay men I know seem fitter and they are usually surrounded by fit people in the pictures they post. I also have two friends who were married and later came out as gay. They have since lost a lot of weight and look much better than before.
I know that there’s a lot of variation and not all gay men are fit, but as a group it seems like they are generally much fitter than other men their age. I can’t say that I’ve noticed the same for women. I haven’t noticed any big difference in fitness between straight and lesbian women.
Is this just anecdotal or is there a higher correlation between gay men and fitness?