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.