BC’s Premier Confidential Men’s Gay Support Group

ARE YOU GAY, BI-SEXUAL OR QUESTIONING? STRUGGLING WITH YOUR SEXUAL ORIENTATION OR STRUGGLING TO MAINTAIN YOUR STATUS QUO? DO YOU NEED SUPPORT AND WANT TO TALK

Hominum for Men FVC  is a confidential support and discussion group for Gay, Bi-sexual and Questioning Men coping with the challenges of being married, separated or single.

We do not practice group therapy but offer members an opportunity to discuss their concerns and share experiences in a safe atmosphere.

For meeting information and location, please call Art – 604-477-9553. If you would like to receive our monthly newsletter, email Art at aapearson@gmail.com

or visit our Facebook group https://facebook.com/groups/hominumformenfvc

Conversion Therapy

Finally its illegal, as of Dec 8, 2021

SUMMARY

 
This enactment amends the Criminal Code to, among other things, create the following offences:
(a) causing another person to undergo conversion therapy;
(b) doing anything for the purpose of removing a child from Canada with the intention that the child undergo conversion therapy outside Canada;
(c) promoting or advertising conversion therapy; and
(d) receiving a financial or other material benefit from the provision of conversion therapy.
 
It also amends the Criminal Code to authorize courts to order that advertisements for conversion therapy be disposed of or deleted.

 

Royal Assent. Dec 8/2021

Sexual Orientation and Weight

Stats Canada

In 2018, 26.8% of Canadians 18 and older (roughly 7.3 million adults) reported height and weight that classified them as obese. Another 9.9 million adults (36.3%) were classified as overweight – bringing the total population with increased health risks due to excess weight to 63.1% in 2018. This was an increase from 2015 where 61.9% of Canadians aged 18 and older were overweight or obese

Maybe some good news 
Article by Linda Carroll (2010-numbers have been climbing since then)

In a famous episode of “Seinfeld,” Jerry complains that people constantly assume he’s gay because he’s single, obsessively neat — and thin. As it turns out, at least part of that punchline may be anchored in fact.

A new study shows that gay men really are leaner than straight men. And conversely, it also found that gay women tend to be heavier than their heterosexual counterparts.

Boston researchers determined that gay men were 50 percent less likely to be obese compared to their heterosexual counterparts, according to a report published in the American Journal of Public Health.
Continue reading “Sexual Orientation and Weight”

‘NO WORDS’: GAY AUSTRALIAN FOOTBALLER JOSH CAVALLO CALLS OUT HOMOPHOBIC CROWD ABUSE 1/8/22 | THE GUARDIAN – Mike Hytner

Adelaide United player targeted in game at Melbourne Victory Cavallo says those who abused him should be held accountable

Josh Cavallo during the game at AAMI Park. He wrote on Instagram that he received homophobic abuse from crowd members at the stadium on Saturday night.

Josh Cavallo, who last year became the only openly gay professional top flight men’s footballer in the world, says he has “no words” to describe his disappointment at being targeted by homophobic abuse during an A-League Men game over the weekend.

The Adelaide United player came on as a second-half substitute during the Reds’ away game at Melbourne Victory on Saturday night and said afterwards that he had received abuse from the crowd at AAMI Park. Continue reading “‘NO WORDS’: GAY AUSTRALIAN FOOTBALLER JOSH CAVALLO CALLS OUT HOMOPHOBIC CROWD ABUSE 1/8/22 | THE GUARDIAN – Mike Hytner”

Prepping for Summer

Summer is just around the corner and it’s time to shed the winter blues (and a few extra pounds???).  Jumping into summer is as easy as 1, 2, 3.

1 Regular Exercise

Regular exercise is an important first step in preparing for summer (actually it’s important year round but we tend to forget in the winter)
It brightens our mood, helps burn off a few extra pounds, and tones up our muscles.

A simple walk is a great place to begin, 3 20 minute walks a week and work up to 5 times a week. If you have a regular exercise routine try adding a new thing or 2.

2 Fruits and Veggies

Increasing your fruits and veggies is the 2nd step.  Nothing tastes quite as good as in season fruits and vegetables.  Ok they aren’t quite in season yet. Continue reading “Prepping for Summer”

Gay and Bisexual Men’s Health Issues

Research has shown that the following are some of the most common health concerns faced by gay and bisexual men. While they may not all apply to each individual, they are important concerns for men and their health care providers to be aware of. 

Intimate Partner Violence

Intimate partner violence takes many forms but involves physical or emotional harm by a significant other — usually a boyfriend, girlfriend, ex-boyfriend, ex-girlfriend or date. Typically, intimate partner violence begins with verbal threats and escalates to physical abuse, which is why it’s important to recognize it early and get help as soon as possible. Intimate partner violence often involves manipulation and control…… Continue reading “Gay and Bisexual Men’s Health Issues”

10 Rules for the School of Life

1. You are enrolled in a full-time informal school called Life.  Each day you will have the opportunity to learn lessons. You may like the lessons or think your assignments are stupid and irrelevant but each one has a purpose that is special for you.

2. An assignment will be repeated until you have learned that lesson. Do  you find yourself experiencing the same (unpleasant) event again and again? One of your current learning projects is to discover whatever you need to do so it either stops happening or no longer affects you .

Continue reading “10 Rules for the School of Life”

Why do so many gay men struggle to find the relationship they crave so much?

BY TOM KNIGHT

Looking for love in a modern gay world…

In a world almost obsessed with love, why do so many gay men struggle to find the relationship they crave so much?

It’s no secret relationships can be harder to find in the LGBT+ community, but I’m tired of seeing articles saying ‘gay men are incapable of love’ and ‘monogamy is over’.

The way we date, meet people and socially interact is forever changing, we often forget that we have to adjust to the landscape we’re now surrounded with. Relationships, sex and sexuality are evolving. But that doesn’t mean you have to change what you want. The kind of relationship you want is down to you. As long as all parties are open and stick to the rules, they work. Whether it’s monogamous or open, honesty is always the key. Continue reading “Why do so many gay men struggle to find the relationship they crave so much?”