Some of us identify ourselves as LGBTIQ+, which means we may be lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex, queer or questioning – or we may define our gender and sexuality in other ways.

LGBTIQ+ people can be at a higher risk of experiencing mental health problems than the wider population. The reasons for this are complex and not yet fully understood. However, mental health problems experienced by LGBTIQ+ people have been linked to discrimination, bullying, homophobia, biphobia or transphobia.

Core Arts was commissioned to form the GBTQ Men’s Reference Group: a forum in which members share their experiences GBTQ men, examine mental health challenges unique to the community, and explore pathways to wellbeing.

Tone it up
Discussing mental health among queer men