NET LGBTQ+ BAROMÈTRE

Main issues of the NET LGBTQ+ 2019 EDITION
We are pleased to invite you to participate in the 2019 edition of the Net "Gay Bi Trans +" Baromètre, a study conducted among Men who have Sex with Men (MSM, cis and trans) and other persons of sexual and gender diversity in Canada.

The following study question's numerous subjects, such as: the use of social networks, sexual diversity, sexual orientation, coming-out, online dating, couple relationships, sexual relations with masculine or feminine casual partners, as well as the way sexual risk is managed. It also question's participants’ lifestyles such as, for example, the level of involvement and proximity to the LGBTQ+ community. In addition, it studies subjects that can be considered taboo, such as barebacking, drug and alcohol consumption, sex work and how it impacts relationships, sexual risk-taking reduction and knowledge, interest and/or adoption of HIV prevention strategies, etc.

Sexual health is at the heart of this study, and it is now more exhaustively approached through exploring psychological and relational health. This survey also focuses on discrimination that may affect gender, cultural or gender minorities in an additive or intersectional way.

You should therefore, hopefully, feel passionate about this survey and consider it as a real experience of introspection.ssed with more details in the sections corresponding to the use of social networks and the occasional sexual relations (linked or otherwise to sexual risk taking).
2. The inclusion of trans people will allow to draw up a better portrait and to evaluate their transition process, their specific issues and their health needs.
3. The study was also extended to reach men having a less homocentered path, for example in a relationship with a woman, but having occasional sexual relations with other gay or bisexual men and/or trans people.
4. The improvement of the section on substance consumption was based on the creation of new scales allowing to measure polyconsumption and addressing addiction to Chem’sex and the routes of administration, notably injection drug use, in more details.
5. The “Sex work” section was reviewed to include female trans sex workers and to address the impact of the client criminalization in France and in Canada. Contacts were made with “Médecins du monde” and “Strass” associations in France and “RÉZO” in Québec.
6. Sexual risk-taking reduction with occasional sexual partners is now addressed at the end of the questionnaire and is based on the “MOBILISE!” project, in which we are now involved. The questions refer to combined prevention and its biomedical issues, particularly regarding PrEP (pre-exposition prophylaxis) (knowledge, presuppositions, monitored or wild use, acceptability, accessibility, availability, entry into protocol, observance, etc.), TASP (treatment as prevention for seropositive MSM), including the appropriation of AUTO-TESTS (in France) and TRODs conducted in community organizations.
7. Concerning seropositive people, a section addressing treatment alleviation is proposed.