Gay City Health Project to host National Gay Men's Health Summit
Gay City Health Project to host National Gay Men's Health Summit
National Gay Men's Health Summit
October 17-21
Gay City Health Project


Gay City Health Project, a multicultural Gay men's health organization based in Seattle, is proud to host the National Gay Men's Health Summit at the Madison Renaissance Hotel 515 Madison St., Seattle October 17-21, 2008. The Summit is expected to draw hundreds of people from across the United States in an effort to focus on long-term strategic goals for Gay/Bi/Queer men's health and wellness.

The Summit will cover a full range of health concerns, ranging from physical and mental health to social issues, community building and organizing. Throughout the five-day conference, more than 75 speakers, panels, workshops, and organizing meetings will address a range of topics, including:

o A new generation of HIV prevention for Gay men
o Substance use and abuse, including tobacco and nicotine addiction/smoking
o Health promotion for Gay men of color
o Health issues facing middle-aged and older men
o Mental health issues facing Gay men of all colors

"The Health Summit presents a unique opportunity for community members to connect with policy and health professionals from across the country" said Fred Swanson, Gay City Health Project executive director. "It's a great way for anyone who cares about their community to get involved."

Past National Gay Men's Health Summits have been held in Boulder, Colo. in 1999 and 2000, Raleigh, N.C. in 2003, and Salt Lake City, Utah in 2005. The Summit was originally conceived by the late Eric Rofes, a leader that helped expand the Gay men's health movement beyond HIV/AIDS to include all aspects of physical and mental health and wellness.

For more information on the 2008 National Gay Men's Health Summit and to register, visit www.gmhs2008.org.

A Gay City Health Project press release