Sexual health research among gay/bi/queer men

Kohila KurunathanResearch lounge


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Tuesday, July 25 2017. 6:00 to 7:30PM
Fabarnak, 519 Church St., Toronto

Sexual health services for gay/bi/queer men are simple! Not?
HIV is the greatest concern for gay/bi/queer men! Not?
We need more data on gay/bi/queer man! Not?
What is your experience accessing sexual health services as a gay/bi/queer man?

Let’s discuss our experience navigating sexual health services. We encourage everyone to read the article “Sexual Healthcare Preferences among Gay and Bisexual Men: A Qualitative Study in San Francisco, California” by Kimberly and colleagues prior to our gathering. The text can be found at We will be using the article to provide context and guide conversation; we will not be reading the article during the session.

This month’s hosts are the Investigaytors — a group of young queer men in Toronto who meet weekly to learn about community-based HIV and gay men’s health research. Over the past year, the Investigaytors have been conducting preliminary research to set up the first periodic health survey for gay men in Ontario. Our facilitators will be Nathan Gibson, a fourth year undergraduate student studying Neuroscience, Public Health, and Bioethics at the University of Toronto; and Mac Stewart, a recent graduate in Sexual Diversity Studies and English from U of T.


The OHTN Research Lounge is a community event that seeks to engage community members, community workers, students and researchers in ongoing open dialogue around current research and issues in HIV treatment, care, policy and research (methods and results). The conversation starts with one great article that we all read together! We strongly encourage everyone to read the selected article before we meet. All voices count!

Light snacks will be provided. If you have any questions about the event, or need assistance accessing the article, please email Eugene Nam.

The views, ideas, and opinions expressed during the discussion are not those of the Ontario HIV Treatment Network or Universities Without Walls.