Gay parents and concerned men will be able to discuss their specific health concerns at an upcoming community consultation on the development of Australia’s first national men’s health policy.
Gay Dads NSW are inviting gay dads and single men to take part in the consultation on Tuesday April 21, to get informed and help draft a group submission for the Senate inquiry.
Two representatives from Australian Men’s Health Forum, Greg Millan and Gary Hodson, who have both spent decades working in men’s health, will make presentations on the night.
This is our opportunity to provide the government with a list of real health issues facing gay men, Gay Dads NSW convenor Anthony Brien said.
One of the areas which gets the least attention is gay parenting. We thought we could do this as our monthly information night to particularly encourage gay dads, of all sorts, to raise what they think are their health issues.
Matters to be discussed at the meeting include statistics on the suicide rate among divorced fathers and services that could be implemented to help men become better parents.
There are specific needs for gay dads and there are also other issues coming out of the wider gay community, so we would like to hear from as many people as possible.
info: The national men’s health community consultation is on April 21 at the Aurora gallery at Twenty10, 45 Bedford St Newtown, from 7pm. To RSVP or for more information email [email protected]