Rural MSM/gay men on Vancouver Island

Health research on MSM/gay/bisexual men has focused almost exclusively on large urban centres which have historic gay communities. As a result, we know little about what being gay in a rural setting entails.

Funding body: University of Victoria Internal Research Grant

Progress to date: A CARBC collaboration with AIDS Vancouver Island, this project hosted a workshop on rural gay men on Salt Spring Island, and recruited 12 men for future interviews about gay men’s culture, health and community. These interviews took place this spring/summer and provided data for one master’s degree student in anthropology.


  • Eric Roth
  • Birch, R. (Graduate Student to Dr. Eric Roth)