When we talk about social health we’re talking about someone’s health as it relates to how they get along with others, whether or not they have a sufficient support system, and whether or not society provides them with opportunities to meet their basic needs and experience positive health and well-being.
In this section, we provide you with a glance at the social health of GBQT men in Edmonton. We also explore how sexual and minority stigma impacts our community as a whole. Additionally, we take a look at specific forms of stigma and discrimination faced by certain subgroups within our community.
Finally, given that we talk a lot of stigma and discrimination in this section, it’s also important to understand that minority communities are resilient and provide their members with access to a lot of minority strengths. Because of this, one of the best ways to combat the effects of stigma is to get connected! In our “Access” section our goal is to connect you with a range of positive social opportunities. And if we’ve missed something great happening in our community, don’t hesitate to let us know!