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 …

Years of Progress to End AIDS Now Threatened 

Published: May 25, 2017

MSMGF expresses deep concern about the Trump Administration’s Proposed $1.08 Billion Cut to Global HIV Programs Oakland, CA, 25 May 2017 Vital programming for gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men around the world will be slashed if the President’s proposed budget released earlier this week is approved. Over $1 billion in arbitrary cuts to global HIV …

Holding UN Member States Accountable: #EndAIDS by 2030

Published: May 18, 2017

Last year at the 2016 UN High Level Meeting on Ending AIDS (HLM), MSMGF led a coalition of key population networks and gay activists from around the world to advocate for an equitable, effective, and sustainable HIV response. From urging Member States to include key populations in national commitments, to producing a fact sheet about the HIV epidemic among gay, …

A Human Rights Analysis of HIV in the Yogyakarta Principles

Published: May 10, 2017

Professor Vitit Muntarbhorn, the first ever UN Independent Expert on protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. by Stephen Leonelli, Senior Policy Advisor at MSMGF The past ten years have witnessed tremendous advances for HIV and lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and intersex (LGBTI) rights globally, including the creation of an Independent Expert on Sexual Orientation …

END THE KILLING: MSMGF Condemns The Persecution Of Gay And Bisexual Men In Chechnya

Published: April 19, 2017

Earlier this month, the Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta reported that over 100 men suspected of being gay have been arbitrarily detained and tortured in the southern Russian republic of Chechnya. Three deaths have been reported, and the Russian LGBT Network and other sources on the ground continue to report about detainees being coerced to reveal the identities of other gay …