PRESS RELEASE: Physicians and Gay Men Call on New Government to Make PrEP Available

A prominent group of physicians and gay men’s health organizations today released a public letter to British Columbia premier John Horgan and Health Minister Adrian Dix asking that the government take immediate steps to make Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) available to gay men and other men who have sex with men in British Columbia. | Keep Reading


Open Letter to Premier Horgan

As organizations that serve vulnerable populations, we know that PrEP works, and that stigma around talking about sex, HIV, and being gay is a continued barrier to reducing HIV diagnoses. We know more than ever about how to treat this virus and how to prevent it. Now is the time for this government to act. We share Premier Horgan’s hope that BC will cover PrEP as a medical service and that British Columbia will continue to lead Canada and the world in HIV elimination. | Keep Reading


New Managing Director for CBRC

The Board of Directors of Community-Based Research Centre for Gay Men’s Health (CBRC) is excited to announce the appointment of our new Managing Director, Jody Jollimore. | Keep Reading


Proceedings of the 2016 Gay Men's Health Summit

The Proceedings of the 2016 Gay Men's Health Summit are now available in the CBRC Resource Library. | Keep Reading


A Researcher's Own Story: Ambivalence

I hated research. Well, I was ignorant of how omnipresent it is, how unavoidable, how insidious it can be and how it touches lives, negatively and positively. Ignorance breeds distrust. Research in all its wide aspects seemed manipulative and premeditated. It still does. Now, when I have amassed as much privilege as a wetback with a foreign accent can amass, I think one can use research to do good things. Not easy, but possible. Or this is the story I keep telling myself. | Keep Reading


Truth and Reconciliation: the CBRC and Indigenous Health

The stories and statistics shared through the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) reveal a significant history of abuse, cultural genocide, and childhood mortality inflicted upon Indigenous people by white settlers. In response to the TRC “Calls to Action” (in particular those related to health), CBRC is therefore specifically and intentionally making a series of commitments in our work going forward. | Keep Reading


Latest Sex Now Research Findings

Sex Now 2015 was an unprecedented opportunity to learn more from gay and bisexual men about what has shaped their health over a lifetime. The CBRC’s eighth periodic survey (third national) reflects the life experiences of 8000 Canadian men of all ages and backgrounds. | Keep Reading


Dernières conclusions de la recherche effectuée dans le cadre de Sexe au présent

Générations gaies : Pourquoi notre histoire compteLe sondage Sexe au présent 2015 fut une occasion sans précédent pour les hommes gais et bisexuels de nous dire ce qui influençait leur santé au cours de toute une vie. Le huitième sondage périodique (dans sa 3e édition nationale) du CBRC est un compte-rendu des vies de plus de 8000 hommes canadiens de tous âges et de tous horizons. | Keep Reading


Sex work in Montreal: When stigma takes its toll

Sex workers, including men and trans people, come from different backgrounds. The one thing they have in common is the stigma they experience. Sex workers are among the most marginalized and are therefore more at risk of having no fixed address, developing mental health or drug problems, being victims of violence or contracting HIV/hepatitis C.When I was in high school, I made a deliberate effort to keep my wrists stiff so that nothing about my body language would “look gay.” | Keep Reading

Interview with Nathan Lachowsky

Meet Nathan Lachowsky, PhD from University of Victoria. Nathan talks about poly-substance use and depression among gay men in Vancouver, the role of substance use and mental health in our gay communities, and particularly what conversations we are and aren't having about this. | Keep Reading