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 …

Seeking Global Consultant for Briefing Paper on Homophobia and Transphobia

Published: January 10, 2018

MSMGF, in collaboration with The Global Network of Sex Worker Projects (NSWP), is seeking to appoint a Global Consultant to lead the development of a Briefing Paper, with accompanying Community Guide, on the homophobia and transphobia experienced by sex workers who are also part of the LGBT community. Homophobia and transphobia exist at structural, institutional and societal levels and is …

Activists in Focus Ricky "Rikki" Nathanson of Trans Research, Education & Training (TREAT) Zimbabwe

Published: January 5, 2018

Ricky Nathanson “Rikki” is the Executive Director of Trans Research, Education & Training (TREAT) Zimbabwe, the first trans led, and gender diverse focused organization in Zimbabwe.  As a TEACH Technical Advisor, Rikki is working with MSMGF and IRGT to deliver high-quality trainings to trans-led organizations in her region. Learn more about and apply for the upcoming TEACH Regional Learning Labs in …

Activists in Focus: Neish McLean of TransWave Jamaica and Equality for All Foundation Jamaica

Published: January 5, 2018

Neish McLean is the HIV Coordinator and Project Manager at Equality for All Foundation Jamaica and Co-Founder of TransWave Jamaica, an organization that promotes transgender health and well-being.. As a TEACH Technical Advisor, Neish is working with MSMGF and IRGT to deliver high-quality trainings to trans-led organizations in his region. Learn more about and apply for the upcoming TEACH Regional Learning Labs …

ICASA 2017: Mobilizing Men Who Have Sex with Men to Improve Access to HIV Prevention, Testing and Treatment in Africa

Published: December 21, 2017

Dr. Frank Lule, WHO, African Regional Office; Mr. Thatayotlhe Molefe, Men for Health, Botswana; Dr. Hugues Lago, WHO African Regional Office; & Mr. Jeffery Walimbwa, ISHTAR MSM, Kenya The International Conference on AIDS & STIs in Africa (ICASA) is the largest AIDS conference in Africa. This year’s theme, “Africa: Ending AIDS-delivering differently” emphasizes that Human rights are a key priority …

2018 PEPFAR Country Operational Plans: How to Get Involved

Published: December 21, 2017

Download the Civil Society Rough Guide to the PEPFAR 2018 COP Process Available in Français • English • Português With 2018 around the corner comes the beginning of the new PEPFAR Country Operational Plan (COP) and Regional Operational Plan (ROP) processes. Early in January 2018, the Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator (OGAC) will publish the final version of the 2018 …

Activists in Focus: Devanand Milton (Millie) of Guyana Trans United

Published: December 20, 2017

Devanand Milton (Millie) is the President and a Peer Educator for Guyana Trans United, the only trans-led organization in Guyana and one of the few active organizations in the English-speaking Caribbean. As a TEACH Technical Advisor, Millie is working with MSMGF and IRGT to deliver high-quality trainings to trans-led organizations in her region. Learn more about and apply for the upcoming TEACH …

Onto the African Map: Youth Key Populations and HIV at the ­ICASA 2017 Pre-Conference

Published: December 15, 2017

Adilet Alimkulov, Head of Advocacy & Partnership Department at Kyrgyz INDIGO, discusses implementation of comprehensive HIV & STI programs with gay & other MSM using MSMIT Earlier this December, key population activists, providers, funders, researchers and policy experts from around the world gathered in Abidjan, Cote D’Ivoire to raise​ ​awareness​ ​and​ ​deepen​ ​understanding​ ​of​ ​HIV​ ​infection​ ​vulnerabilities of​ ​young key …