This website was created by AIDS Project Rhode Island and the Rhode Island Alliance for Gay/Bisexual Men’s Health to help gay men in Rhode Island (and other members of the LGBTQ community), share advice about finding a gay friendly doctor, making friends, as well as getting involved in the gay community. The name of the site, Men2MenRI, was intentional because we want this site to be helpful to all Rhode Island men who like other guys, regardless of how they choose to define themselves.
Rhode Island is a great place to live – it has great beaches, terrific restaurants, and nice cities/towns, but it can sometimes be hard for Gay/Bisexual guys to learn about what’s going on in the community and feel connected to other men.
The goal of this website is to create a way for guys to learn from other guys about “the gay scene” in Rhode Island, as well as easily get information about being healthy and finding a doctor that meets their needs.
Finding a Doctor in Rhode Island
One of the most popular features on this site is finding out what doctors are recommended by other guys in the Rhode Island area. Whether you are looking for a good primary care doctor, dentist, or mental health counselor, check out this page to find listings of health care providers that Rhode Island guys have good things to say about. If you see a doctor that you have had a good experience with, please be sure to leave a comment. Please consider adding your health care provider to the list with our Recommend a Doctor form.
FREE HIV Testing in Rhode Island
Looking to get a free, painless, and anonymous rapid HIV test in Rhode Island? Check this page to learn about AIDS Project Rhode Island’s rapid HIV testing program. APRI provides HIV testing on a walk-in basis on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, and any day of the week by appointment. They also do testing at colleges/universities and the Megaplex. All sexually-active guys should get tested at least every year, and in some cases, every 3-4 months. Individual and couples testing is available.
Coming Out Stories
Ok, deep breath. “Mom, Dad, I have something to tell you….” Ugh, there is no best or easy way to come out, but it is hopefully getting easier these days with the popularity of TV shows that feature gay characters. However, there are many different ways to come out and a lot of good tips that can help make it easier, especially depending on who you are telling: parents, neighbors, co-workers, your doctor, etc. Interested in hearing some stories from other gay guys in Rhode Island and learning from them? Well, click here to find out more.
Fun Stuff and Good Eats
Where are all the guys in Rhode Island outside of the bar scene? Alot of them are getting together regularly and playing volleyball, choral singing, going to the movies, volunteering, and going on outdoor group expeditions. Click here to check out more about opportunities to get together with other guys, have some fun, and where to go out to restaurants that support AIDS Project Rhode Island.