Gay Men’s Health Summit – Call for Submissions Deadline

Deadline for submissions: Friday, September 7, 2012

Reconsidering Social Determinants
8th BC Gay Men’s Health Summit
Thursday November 1 & Friday November 2, 2012

Harbour Centre, Simon Fraser University
515 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, British Columbia

Call for Submissions: Presentations, Workshops, Video
Work, school, media, street: there is no real escape from the arenas of masculinity. Wherever we go life is framed by a gender based drive for social status and its institutional powers. Past Summits have shown that sexual orientation alone is inadequate to explain gay men’s health inequities. The subordination of gay masculinities orchestrated by a web of institutional systems in religion, politics, education, corporations and even sports suggests much more is involved. But how? Since then National Sex Now survey findings have shown that, on average, both single and partnered gay men were better educated but earned less income than other men who have sex with men within heterosexual marriages. Men of all ages who were partnered with women also endured disproportionately less bullying and job discrimination than gay men. Impact? Experience with discrimination doubled the likelihood of suicidality and depression in gay men. And significantly, the greater the effects of marginalization, the greater the HIV related risks.

Join us for another look at the social determinants of gay men’s health and the continuous drama they manifest in everyday life.

The Summit invites presentations, posters, workshops and multi-media on all current topics affecting gay men’s health. Keynote presentations will address the conference themes. All presenters are invited to consider the influence of social determinants in their submissions.

Send your submission (300 word max) with title, author(s) and affiliation to:  [email protected]

Option 1: 15-20 minute presentation
Background/Issues: Study/Program objectives; summary of issues
Methods or Description: Research methods; description of actions
Results or Lessons Learned: Summary of data; conclusions
Conclusions or Next Steps: Implications for gay men’s health

Option 2: 1 or 1.5 hour workshop; or panel
Overview: Background and rationale
Description: Learning objectives & intended audience
Conclusions: Implications for gay men’s health