Centering LGBTI Health and HIV at the HLPF

Published: August 10, 2017

Civil Society Must Remain Vigilant During Discussions of “Health for All” in Sustainable Development by Stephen Leonelli, Senior Policy Advisor at MSMGF MSMGF and several key partners attended the second annual United Nations High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development in New York from July 10 – 19. Designed as the central platform for review of Agenda 2030 and the …

Call for Applications: MSMGF Youth Reference Group 2017

Published: July 24, 2017

MSMGF is happy to announce a call for new members of the Youth Reference Group! APPLY NOW DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 13th August 2017 – 20:00/8pm UTC The MSMGF Youth Reference Group (YRG) was first formed by a small and dedicated group of Young MSM (YMSM) advocates at the 2010 MSMGF Pre-Conference on MSM and HIV, preceding the International AIDS Conference …

Three Members of The Consortium Appointed to the Global Fund Board

Published: July 17, 2017

MSMGF is proud to announce that three members of The Consortium of MSM and Transgender Networks – Carolyn Gomes, Simon Cazal, and Berry Nibogora – have been accepted to serve on the developing country NGO delegation to the Global Fund board. Carolyn Gomes is the executive director of Caribbean Vulnerable Communities (CVC). Her work drives policy analysis, advocacy and resource …

Lack of Data on LGBTI People is Key Barrier in Sustainable Development Goals

Published: July 14, 2017

What is being discussed now at the High Level Political Forum? On Wednesday June 12th, the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development conducted an in-depth review of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 3:  Ensure Healthy Lives and Promote Well-Being for All at All Ages. In its second year, the HLPF is the central platform for Member States to review progress …

Strengthening HIV Programs in Africa in Partnership With LGBT Advocates

Published: June 28, 2017

Earlier this month, MSMGF rolled out a multi-country training program targeting sixteen Africa-based partners and advocates from Botswana, Kenya, Tanzania and Zimbabwe focused on implementation of evidence-based interventions and programs endorsed by the World Health Organization. The training took place in Mombasa, Kenya and was hosted by MSMGF’s long-term partner, PEMA Kenya. MSMGF trainers and participating advocates covered all six …

Getting on the Fast Track: Advocacy Priorities for the Global Response

Published: June 28, 2017

In 2015, UNAIDS introduced a set of targets to accelerate the global response to HIV. Although this has resulted in HIV incidence remaining flat or beginning to decrease in a few select cities, HIV remains unabated among gay and bisexual men in many parts of the world. Our latest publication, “Getting on the Fast Track: Advocacy Priorities for the Global …

Ishtar: Providing Stigma-Free Sexual Health Services in Kenya

Published: June 10, 2017

By Greg Tartaglione, Sr. Communications Officer NBC OUT recently featured an important article about Peter Njane of Ishtar, a long-standing partner of MSMGF based in Nairobi. Ishtar is a community health care clinic that aims to provide quality services to men who have sex with men and transgender women in Kenya who often face unique barriers in access to care. …

ACTION ALERT: How to Get Involved in the UN's High Level Political Forum

Published: June 8, 2017

Seven of the seventeen Sustainable Development Goals will be under review at the 2017 High Level Political Forum This alert (available to download here) provides basic information for advocates about the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and avenues for involvement. An Action Alert developed by ICASO and the International Women’s Health Coalition is also available in English/Español/Français/ру́сский Do not hesitate to …

International Coalition Calls for Public Support to End Increasing Persecution of LGBT People In Indonesia

Published: June 6, 2017

The undersigned organisations and individuals (26 in total) support the following statement: We appeal to the people of Indonesia and our friends and supporters around the world to help protect the rights and health of all Indonesian citizens by supporting efforts to end the growing mistreatment of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in Indonesia. Our appeal follows several …

New Publication on PEPFAR & Anti-Homosexual Legislation in Africa

Published: June 5, 2017

MSMGF peer-reviewed a recent publication from Global Health Action on the role of PEPFAR on HIV-related stigma and legislation around men who have sex with men in many African regions. Anti-Homosexual Legislation and HIV-Related Stigma in African Nations: What Has Been the Role of PEPFAR? Amy Hagopian, Deepa Rao, Aaron Katz, Sallie Sanford & Scott Barnhart Gay men and other …