Monthly meetings are being hosted by the Lesbian and Gay
Foundation (LGF) at their Community Resource Centre in central
Manchester. But it’s open to men from across the UK, and April’s
inaugural meeting included men from London and the South-East.
Andrew Gilliver, LGF’s Campaign and Engagement Manager, explains
why the group matters:
"This was quite a big deal because so many men affected by
prostate cancer don’t feel comfortable talking about the intimate
and private concerns they have when diagnosed with such a
debilitating condition, let alone discussing issues of sex and
"Some of the conversations would be unheard of in other settings
but were incredibly important and reassuring to discuss with peers.
Each group member had a story to tell that helped inform others and
no-one was embarrassed about discussing their own experiences."
The group was facilitated by Martin Wells, himself a long-term
prostate cancer survivor. Martin talks about coming to terms with
changes to his sex life in one of our videos
about dealing with treatment side effects.
Out With Prostate Cancer is being supported by the LFG,
Prostate Cancer UK and Malecare
To find out more, email Out with Prostate Cancer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Read the Prostate Cancer UK and Stonewall
report on the needs of gay and bisexual men with prostate