Rainbow Blue

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An awareness and support network for gay, transgender and bisexual men diagnosed with prostate cancer.

Prostate cancer isn’t any more common in gay, transgender or bisexual men however the nature of relationships and emotional support mechanisms in their community is often different to that in the heterosexual community. It is important that these men who are diagnosed with prostate cancer, or are caring for someone who has, have the opportunity to meet in their own supportive environment, where they are able to feel comfortable and secure in discussing their concerns.

Transgender people who were assigned male at birth and male-assigned non-binary people can get prostate cancer or prostate disease. This includes trans-women who identify and live as women. Whether or not they have had genital reconstructive surgery they will have a prostate.

Rainbow Blue’s focus is to provide peer support and raise awareness on various aspects of men’s health including prostate cancer.

If you would like some support then please contact Keith Townshend | E: rainbowblue@prostate.org nz | P: 09 634 2636 | 027 261 6672

And here is a useful link from the Prostate Cancer UK website