Stigma is a powerful social force that hurts and damages our lives. As young guys who like guys, we experience it in many ways, including (but not limited to) stigma related to mental health, HIV status, race, gender identity and expression, and physical health.
To help raise awareness and further education around stigma, OurSpace will be hosting a series of reading groups to discuss journal articles related to stigma and how it affects our lives and our community. This month, we’ll be discussing a chapter entitled “Sexual Stigma: Putting Sexual Minority Health Issues in Context” (Herek, Chopp, and Strohl, 2006).
Date: Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Location: The 519 Community Centre*
*The 519 is a wheelchair-accessible space.
Please note: This event is intended for young guys who like guys. Space is limited and RSVP is required. Once confirmed, we’ll send you a copy of the article so that you can read it prior to the reading group. Because we all come from different backgrounds with different levels of exposure to academic research, we encourage participants to bring in any questions that come up for them while reading the article. Food and tokens will be provided. For any other accommodations, please send us an e-mail.
This event is being held in collaboration with Resist Stigma, a national anti-stigma initiative for young guys who like guys, led by the Community-Based Research Centre (CBRC) for gay men’s health.