MSM Cultural Sensitivity

Men who have sex with men remain the largest population impacted by HIV in the United States. Disparities in infection rates as well as access to treatment persist, particularly among men of color, despite efforts to reach that population.

This course highlights cultural competency as a foundational skill when working with gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men. The training enhances providers’ ability to recognize the impact of social factors, such as homophobia, racism, and stigma, on HIV risk. It explores issues of sexual health and spirituality and introduces a holistic wellness model in order to engage and support men who have sex with men.

The course is appropriate for any organization or provider working with men who have sex with men.

Quotes from Previous Participants

I intend to share what I have learned with others and discuss how this organization can create a warm, welcoming, and safe environment for the LGBT community.

I am more aware of the need to incorporate better behaviors and organizational practices so that we can effectively meet the needs of the LGBT community.

I will help co-workers realize any bias they might have towards gays and Trans individuals.