The primary focus of this exploratory, qualitative project, funded by BRISE, was to interview a range of professionals employed in health services, health promotion and other relevant roles to document their expert views on the experiences and needs of straight-identified MSM in New South Wales. Other activities included reviewing the literature, analysing existing CSRH data, and appraising the terminology and activities evident in online personal ads posted by straight MSM. Publications are forthcoming.
NSW Ministry of Health (BRISE)
Pene Manolas (Pozhet), Tina Gordon, Heather-Marie Schmidt (NSW Ministry of Health), Catriona Ooi (WSLHD), Alison Rutherford (SWSLHD)
Partners / Collaborators:
Persson, A. S., Newman, C. E., Manolas, P., Holt, M., Callander, D., Gordon, T., & de Wit, J. (2017). Challenging perceptions of “straight”: Heterosexual men who have sex with men and the cultural politics of sexual identity categories. Men and Masculinities. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1097184X17718586
Newman, C. E., Persson, A., Manolas, P., Schmidt, H. A., Ooi, C., Rutherford, A., & de Wit, J. (2017). “So Much Is at Stake”: Professional Views on Engaging Heterosexually Identified Men who Have Sex with Men with Sexual Health Care in Australia.Sexuality Research and Social Policy. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s13178-017-0291-z