MAPP offers workshop series for men of color

By |2018-01-15T16:18:44-05:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

FERNDALE – How do cultural and societal expectations affect sexual relationships? Do racism and homophobia lead to unhealthy behaviors?
The Midwest AIDS Prevention Project is offering free workshops that are designed to answer these questions and examine why some African-American gay and bisexual men engage in behaviors that place them at risk for HIV infection. Called “Many Men, Many Voices,” the program is presented in a series of six workshops that address issues specific to gay men of color including cultural norms, sexual relationship dynamics, racism, homophobia, and other societal factors.
The workshops will be held at the Community Pride Building in Ferndale on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. for three consecutive weeks, beginning Tuesday, March 22. The program includes dinner before each session, and men who attend all six workshops will receive over $100 in gift certificates.
“This program is a great opportunity for gay men of color,” said Royale Theus, who is coordinating the project at MAPP. “It’s a chance to meet other men in the community, build new relationships, and learn some strategies to create a healthier, happier life.”
For more information or to register for the workshops, call Royale or Leon at 888-226-6366.

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