Oppose the Confirmation of Michael Pompeo to Serve as Secretary of State

Published: April 19, 2018

On April 9th, 2018, human rights groups in the US issued a joint call to oppose the confirmation of Michael Pompeo as Secretary of State. As of April 19, Senate opposition has been mounting, including Sen. Menendez, the SFRC ranking member, and Sens. Kaine and Shaheen, the committee Democrats who supported Pompeo’s confirmation to be the CIA Director. There is a …

MSMGF Congratulates Ivan Cruickshank of Caribbean Vulnerable Communities Coalition

Published: April 11, 2018

MSMGF commends the Caribbean Vulnerable Communities Coalition (CVC) in appointing Ivan Cruickshank as its new Executive Director. CVC is a coalition of community leaders and non-governmental agencies that are advocates and service providers, working with and on behalf of Caribbean populations who are especially vulnerable to HIV infection or often forgotten in access to treatment and healthcare programs. The MSMGF team …

Advocates Respond to Grindr Controversy on HIV & Privacy

Published: April 6, 2018

Advocates across the world are discussing sexual health, privacy, and safety in response to a recent controversy at Grindr, where it was discovered that users’ self-reported HIV status, last tested date, GPS data, and other sensitive information were shared with two third-party companies. With more than 3.6 million active daily users, the social network aimed at gay and bisexual men …

From Challenge to Solution: MSMGF's 2017 Annual Report

Published: March 28, 2018

Download the 2017 Annual Report Here A Message from the Executive Director If I had to characterize 2017 with a single word, it would be pivot. Indeed, over the past few years, MSMGF has gradually and very deliberately initiated a strategic evolution of its work. We are pivoting outward from our work grounded in the nexus of HIV, health, and …

Global Constituency-led Networks Call Upon IAS to Re-evaluate Decision to Bring the International AIDS Conference to the U.S. in 2020

Published: March 13, 2018

11 networks express deep concern over naming San Francisco and Oakland as host cities for AIDS2020, demand action and response from International AIDS Society. The Global Network of People Living with HIV (GNP+), The International Community of Women Living with HIV (ICW), Global Action for Trans Equality (GATE), The Global Forum on MSM & HIV (MSMGF), The Global Network of …

New Publication: Getting on Track in Agenda 2030

Published: March 12, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | March 12, 2018 Download this publication here A new report released today by the Global Forum on MSM and HIV (MSMGF) in collaboration with the Global Platform to Fast Track the Human Rights and HIV Responses with Gay and Bisexual Men and the Free Space Process argues for consistent and robust reporting on HIV in the …

Hornet Launches Global #DecriminalizeLGBT Campaign

Published: February 22, 2018

New campaign highlights LGBT Rights as human rights and calls for the end of the criminalization of LGBT people worldwide NEWS PROVIDED BY Hornet Hornet, the world’s premier gay social network, today announced the launch of the #DecriminalizeLGBT campaign, in an effort to raise awareness of global LGBT criminalization laws that must be abolished. With this social media campaign, Hornet will give …

2018 Global Challenge: Informational Webinar

Published: February 21, 2018

Earlier today, MSMGF organized an informational webinar for interested applicants to the 2018 Challenge. The webinar introduced the guiding principles of the Out With It pre-meeting at AIDS2018, a presentation from our partners at YTH on the fundamental ideas behind Human Centered Design which will provide the basis of our conference, and detailed logistics for submitting a video application.  Click …

Action for Access! Discussions on Participatory Action Research

Published: February 14, 2018

Action for Access Team from Left to Right: Sonya Arreola, PhD, MPH, MSMGF (Global); Jeffrey Walimbwa, ISHTAR (Kenya);  Augustus Mokabedi, Bsc, LeGaBiBo (Botswana); and Đoàn Thanh Tùng, BA, Lighthouse (Vietnam) In stunning Hanoi, as the city was preparing for TET, the Vietnamese New Year or celebration of the “Feast of the First Morning of the First Day”, the Action for …

New Research Leverages Social Media to Better Estimate MSM Populations

Published: February 9, 2018

MSMGF recently released a report in conjunction with partners at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, Hornet Gay Social Network, The Foundation for AIDS Research, Enda-Santé, and the Rollins School of Public Health to use data from social media to better estimate populations of gay and bisexual men in a number of PEPFAR countries ahead of the upcoming Country Operation Planning (COP) process. Population …

MSMGF Applauds the Australian Government's New Policy on PrEP

Published: February 8, 2018

MSMGF joins the Australian Federation of AIDS Service Organizations (AFAO) and fellow HIV advocates worldwide in celebrating the Australian government’s recent move to publicly fund Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV. This new policy will make this life-saving intervention more accessible and affordable to gay and bisexual men and other men who have sex with men. MSMGF has been a long-time advocate for …

APPLY NOW: MSMGF is Seeking Innovative Solutions for 2018 Global Challenge

Published: February 8, 2018

Out With It • July 22, 2018 • Amsterdam, Netherlands MSMGF is seeking proposals for new solutions to current issues facing young gay and bisexual men around the world. Up to eight winning innovators or innovation teams will be selected to present and develop their solutions at Out With It, MSMGF’s Pre-Meeting at AIDS2018 on July 22nd in Amsterdam. Click Here …