Ken South, the Director of Membership Services, American Academy of HIV Medicine, will be giving a 75 minute workshop titled Coming Out After 65: Health Implications for Gay Male Elders at the 2012 Gay Men's Health Summit (GMHS).
Since 1999, Gay Men's Health Summits have brought forth powerful new ideas that have helped to create a new generation of leaders and organizations committed to the broad health of gay, bisexual and transgender men. The 2012 Gay Men's Health Summit will take place July 20th-21st, 2012, at the George Washington University in Washington, DC. The Summit will immediately precede the XIX International AIDS Conference.
This experiential workshop will help participants to accomplish several things within the 75 minute workshop, including:
- Understanding the psycho-social realities of the differences between the various generations of older gay men and its implications for their health care.
- Looking at their own issues and attitudes around ageism using individual and small group exercises.
- Examining a cohort of older gay men who participated in a survey by Prime Timers to see how coming out or not affects relationships with their health care providers.
- Participating in a brainstorming session about HIV prevention efforts with gay men over 60.
Ken South, Hartford Gay & Lesbian Health Collective, Presidential Commission on AIDS, National Gay & Lesbian Task Force & co-author of "Outing Age: Public Policy Issues for GLBT Elders", President, Prime Timers of DC since 2000, ED: AID Atlanta, Credentialing Director, American Academy of HIV Medicine, Senior Health Resources, DC (Services for GLBT elders), Executive Committee of SAGE-Metro DC, The LGBT Aging Issues Network of the American Society on Aging
For more information about the 2012 Gay Men's Health Summit, visit the website.