Research

The most effective advocacy initiatives, programs, and services are those grounded in solid evidence and cogent analysis of structural disparities. To support such efforts, the MSMGF conducts innovative community-based participatory research that is developed, delivered, analyzed, and disseminated in collaboration with our global constituents. 

Original Research & Reports
Through the MSMGF Research Group, the MSMGF benefits from more than 2 decades of accumulated experience in rigorous community-based participatory and action research. The MSMGF has leveraged this experience to build a substantial portfolio of original research, including several large-scale studies on the social and structural impacts on the health and rights of MSM across more than 160 countries.

Peer Reviewed Publications
In order to more widely disseminate the findings from the MSMGF’s research and programmatic efforts, the MSMGF develops scholarly articles for publication in peer-reviewed journals. Articles published in peer-reviewed journals focus on strategies and lessons learned from the MSMGF’s own projects, as well as broader health and human rights issues concerning MSM. 

Posters and Presentations 
The MSMGF is committed to ensuring that crucial information about gay men and other MSM is disseminated at major international gatherings. The MSMGF prepares and delivers posters and presentations that share insights from our grassroots constituents and utilizes findings from our community-based research efforts to inform and shape global discourse about the needs of MSM.