Panel: The Urban/Rural Divide: Recognizing the Unique Needs of Suburban, Rural, and Remote GBT2Q Men
Presented by Kiarmin Lari and Darren Ho at Summit 2019: Queering Healthcare Access and Accessibility, in Vancouver October 31 - November 1. For more information visit cbrc.net/summit
Kiarmin Lari is the Program Coordinator, Advance at Health Initiative for Men (HIM) in Vancouver. His training is in sociology of gender and “race.” He brings years of qualitative community research experience and applies a health equity and intersectionality lens in his work of promoting the health and well-being of GBT2Q men/folks.
Darren Ho is the BC Regional Manager at CBRC. His role is to ensure that resources for gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men are equitable across all of British Columbia. He has a background in HIV education for youth and has been involved in the community of gay men's health in various capacities since 2011. His focus is knowledge translation, capacity building, and developing or upscaling interventions that allow gbMSM to self-advocate for their health, and within their own communities.