Men’s Health Initiative

Men’s Health Initiative

Increasing supportive, community-based networks for guys-who-like-guys
within Interior BC while raising attention to their healthcare needs and concerns.


We believe that:

  • Physical, mental, social, and sexual health are interconnected and important for guys-who-like-guys!
  • Having open, confident converations with guys about their health and concerns is a great way to counteract stigma and isolation.
  • Access to STI testing, health information, and sex-positive resources are a matter of harm reduction and especially important for guys who might not have access to these for whatever reason in their every-day lives.
  • Community support and belonging are foundational for the overall health of all people.

We offer:

  • STI testing (PLUS) clinics specifically for guys-who-like-guys in the interior.
  • Opportunities for gay, bi, queer, trans, two spirit, and questioning guys to get together to socialize, connect to their health, and have fun.
  • A weekly safer space for LGBTQ2IA+ youth (Under the Umbrella) to connect in Nelson.
  • Sexual health and harm reduction outreach at LGBTQ2IA+ events in the Kootenays so guys-who-like-guys can find the information they need easily and often.

MHI Program Website:

MHI has its own website that hosts information and resources for guys-who-like-guys in Interior BC. Find an events calendar for upcoming events and Prick! STI clinics. In depth resources on physical, social, mental, and sexual health for guys-who-like-guys.

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Christopher Kling
Men’s Health Initiative Kootenay Outreach
(East & West Kootenay + Boundary Regions)


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