Here is a panel from issue 73 of Neil Gaiman’s extraordinary series ‘Sandman’, The Wake; An Epilogue Sunday Morning, about an immortal English man and his black girlfriend in a Renaissance themed fair where he meets Lady Death and learns from her that her brother, Dream of the Endless is dead.
Anyway, the girlfriend says, “When I first met you, I thought you were gay.”
“Why? ‘Cos I’m English?” he asks.
“Uh-uh. Because you seem to know so many people who were dead.”
“…That’s not funny.”
“No. It’s not, is it?”
It isn’t. But, it’s seems to be the destiny of the gay people everywhere. Death seems to be the only destiny.