Our symposiums & workshops, emotional support counseling, support groups, health & wellness and special events have been designed with your needs in mind.
Symposiums & Workshops
You can join our informative and interesting “Entre Hombres” (Among Men) workshop. We explore your experiences and rights as a gay or bisexual man, opportunities and challenges we face as part of the community or the “gay scene”, your life, your hopes and how to achieve goals. We have symposiums and workshops every month. Topics vary on a monthly basis determined by our participants’ needs. Past topics include “Long Term Relationships”, “Negotiating Safer Sex”, “Sexuality and Intimacy”, “Physical, Mental and Spiritual Health”. Symposiums & Workshops are available at our service centers in Bronx, Queens and Manhattan.
Individual Emotional Support
Individual emotional support counseling is available for gay and bisexual men living with HIV/AIDS or gay and bisexual men who are at high risk of HIV infection based on risk behavior. The service is available in two forms: individual or group. Individual emotional support services are confidential, short term (16 sessions) and free. We can help you better understand and work through emotional difficulties caused by the challenge that is to live with HIV and to discuss HIV infection risk behavior.
We hold several educational and community specific events through the year. In July of 2005 we held a gay men retreat focusing on mental and physical health. On October of 2005 we held a community celebration for National Coming out Day. Every year we join Gay Pride events in New York City and Queens, Brooklyn and Bronx. You can stay up to date by joining our electronic mailing list as well.
Health & Wellness
Sometimes is hard to make important life adjustments in order to have a healthy and plenty life. Gay and bisexual men face unique challenges when trying to prevent HIV infection and adopt a healthy lifestyle. It is understandable to have a need for guidance and professional advice when targeting these goals. Under this program a counselor will work closely with you in the following areas: medical care, nutrition, safer sex negotiation with partners, impact of recreational drugs on risk of infection, your legal rights, and other important aspects of your everyday life. This program is available at all of our locations. In addition, you can check our ongoing groups and feel free to inquire about those.