Joomun Shah Irfan Mohammad of YQA – Out With It 2018

Published: June 14, 2018

Joomun Shah Irfan Mohammad of the Young Queer Alliance in Mauritius has proposed a solution that provides and opportunity for peer-to-peer education about sexual health via a 33 piece deck of cards. Irfan and YQA are one of twelve teams led by youth advocates from around the world who will join us for Out With It: Community Solutions for the Sexual Health …

Redefining Advocacy to Strengthen Community Tactics – ACT Program Kick-Off

Published: June 13, 2018

MSMGF convened a meeting with leaders from Affirmative Action (Cameroon), Alternative Cote d’Ivoire, Amigos Siempre Amigos (Dominican Republic), CEPEHRG (Ghana), Equality for All Foundation (Jamaica), MOLI (Burundi), and Sexual Rights Center (Zimbabwe) for this three-day workshop in Siem Reap, Cambodia What is advocacy? What tools are available to broaden the scope of our work while staying focused on real targets? How do …

Two New Members Join MSMGF’s Steering Committee

Published: June 12, 2018

MSMGF is happy to welcome two young activists to its steering committee, as a reflection of its commitment to upholding a diverse global perspective on issues concerning the health and human rights of gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men, with a special focus on young gay men. Joining other collegially appointed members, Peter Mwaniki Njoroge (Trevor) …

Ricardo Peralta "Pepe" of Pepe & Teo – Out With 2018

Published: June 1, 2018

Ricardo Peralta is also known as “Pepe” of the popular Youtube series Pepe y Teo in Mexico. Ricardo and his partners at Hornet have proposed a solution to connect social media influencers with activists across the world to address global issues such as stigma and homophobia Ricardo and Hornet are one of twelve teams led by youth advocates from around the world who …

Alex Dane Fraser of SASOD – Out With It 2018

Published: May 29, 2018

Alex Fraser works at Society Against Sexual Orientation & Discrimination (SASOD) in Guyana. The team at SASOD have proposed an online platform called H.app.E that combines entertainment with information on safe sex practices for men who have sex with men in Guyana. Alex and his partners are one of twelve teams led by youth advocates from around the world who …

Listening to and Learning from the Mobilization Efforts of Key Populations

Published: May 14, 2018

In March, MSMGF attended a three-day Learning Institute in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. The Learning Institute was entitled, “Building Resilient Movements” and was organized by Aids Fonds as part of the Bridging the Gaps initiative (BTG). Nearly two dozen activists from local organizations attended after applying to participate. They represented their movements of sex workers, people who use drugs, transgender people, gay …

Make Your Voice Heard in Your Country’s Voluntary National Review of the SDGs

Published: May 14, 2018

New info sheet highlights opportunities for civil society engagement in Sustainable Development Goal reporting Download the Info Sheet Available in French & Spanish Soon to be available in Russian & Arabic The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is a comprehensive framework and plan of action for all countries to achieve equitable development across environmental, social, and economic dimensions. Building on the Millennium Development …

Unity in Diversity: A Case Study on the Achievements, Good Practices and Lessons Learned from the Consortium of MSM and Transgender Networks

Published: May 10, 2018

Download the publication MSMGF is proud to announce the release of “Unity in Diversity, A Case Study on the Achievements, Good Practices and Lessons Learned from the Consortium of MSM and Transgender Networks”. The Consortium is an international partnership consisting of ten regional and global networks of advocates, including MSMGF as the technical lead organization. The Consortium is dedicated to …

Joint Statement of Civil Society Organizations in advance of the Thirty-Ninth Meeting of the Global Fund Board

Published: May 7, 2018

On the 9th – 10th of May 2018, the Global Fund’s Board will consider revisions to the Fund’s Eligibility Policy based upon recommendations from its Strategy Committee. While some of these recommendations are positive, others raise serious concerns. By this Statement we – the organizations representing civil society and including communities of people living with and affected by the three …

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 …