Have you noticed that our website header features only men this month? June is International Men’s Month, and SBAI is celebrating by recognizing men who have changed the ways in which individuals, employers, government, the media, and academia think about gender, sexuality, men, and women.
International Men’s Month began in 1996 to raise public awareness about issues specific to the lives and experiences of men, with the idea that men’s well-being effects everybody. The month-long initiative promotes healthy lives in all aspects: emotional and physical health, meaningful and respectful relationships, and the positive expression of diverse identities. This month-long initiative was precluded by Men’s Health Week in the United States, initiated by Senator Bob Dole in 1994. Men’s Health Week takes place the week leading up to Father’s Day and is dedicated to men’s health concerns, including prostate cancer and substance abuse.
As we recognize men who have helped change the world, we urge you to do the same! What men are important to you, and how have they changed the ways that their communities think about masculinity, social justice, relationships, and rights? Join the conversation by commenting!