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Rethinking the "MSM" Category: Webinar on June 13

June 4, 2012

Rethinking the "MSM" Category

Join Us! Wednesday, June 13th 3:30pm to 5pm EDT

A well-known HIV prevention slogan goes, "its not who you are, but what you do...."

But is it?

What's the role of sexual identity in HIV prevention? Since the late 1980s, "MSM" or "men that have sex with men," has been a category used to describe gay men and other men that might engage in sex with other men, but not identify as gay. The term has since raised questions on race, culture, community, the impact of the category upon public health prevention efforts, to how the "MSM" category reinforces stigmatization and social exclusion of gay and bisexual men.

We'll discuss & explore these questions and more in our June 13th webinar featuring a fantastic panel of experts:


  • Chris Bartlett, Community Activist & Executive Director, The William Way Community Center -- Philadelphia, PA
  • Louis Graham, Ph.D, W.K. Kellogg Postdoctoral Health Scholar at the University of Michigan School of Public Health -- Ann Arbor, MI
  • Ilan H. Meyer, Ph.D, Senior Scholar for Public Policy, Williams Institute for Sexual Orientation Law and Public Policy at UCLA School of Law -- Los Angeles, CA

Moderator: Charles Stephens, HIV PJA Steering Committee Member


Rethinking the "MSM" Category Webinar

Wednesday, June 13 -- 3:30pm to 5:00pm EDT

To register, please click here.

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This article was provided by HIV Prevention Justice Alliance. Visit HIV Prevention Justice Alliance's website to find out more about their activities and publications.
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