Programming Connection

Totally Outright 

Health Initiative for Men (HiM)
British Columbia

Lessons Learned

  • Providing space to build relationships. The value of facilitating socially meaningful and productive relationships among some young GBTQ men outside of bars should not be underestimated.
  • Providing space for peer learning. Bringing together a group of like-minded GBTQ men to learn from each other is the key to Totally Outright’s success.
  • Promoting the program as a way to form relationships. Promoting the course to its audience as a way of forming relationships with other GBTQ men encourages engagement.
  • Designing a group project that addresses community challenges. The group project supports the men to think creatively about solutions to their own community’s needs.