The meeting with Art Gown initiative was the closing discussion event dedicated to Our Scat Family photo exhibition. Let’s recall that the exhibition dedicated to the relationships of LGBT Ukrainians with the nearest and dearest could be seen in Gay House With Boys Zaporizhia during a week. Over 40 people came to the meeting, not only mothers but also LGBT themselves.
“We are parents and relatives, friend of gays and lesbians, bisexual and transgender people. We represent the community wishing to support those who have different sexual orientation or gender identity. Only due to respecting each other and observing human right for self-identity we can live up to our fullest potential, separately or all together,” Olena, representative of Art Gown parent initiative commented on the photo exhibition.
A friendly breast physician conducted the second training. The health of the breasts, disease prevention and risk factors were among the topics discussed. Late diagnosis of diseases presents one of the biggest problems in breast care. Therefore, particular attention was paid to the initial symptoms of the diseases, diagnostics of benign and malignant neoplasm, and importance of the breast self-examination, what women often don’t give a due weight. According to statistics, 16000 cases of breast cancer occur each year in Ukraine.
People don’t often give due regard to women’s health of lesbians and bisexual women. There is an illusion of safety of women sex and STD risk being close to nothing, and reproductive health related diseases are often forgotten completely. People can learn about importance and necessity of disease prophylactic, get primary theoretical training and chance to talk to the specialists. A friendly breast physician will host the next workshop.