Poet and artist to speak at national health summit

Besi Besemar August 23, 2012

gay mental health poet

Poet, artist and campaigner, Vince Laws, has been invited to speak and display art at the National LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans) Health Summit at Canterbury University on September 13 & 14.

Vince, who is openly gay, openly HIV+, and openly mad will consider the theme of ‘isolation’ and perform one or two appropriate poems. He will also collect phrases from the 350+ delegates and use them to create a brand new poem.

Vince said:

“It is important that we learn to love ourselves and our sexuality and our illnesses – if I hate my illness I am hating a part of myself.”

For more information about the National Health Summit, view:

LGBT Health