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 …

Setting Advocacy Priorities: PEPFAR Country Operational Plans 2017

Published: April 18, 2017

This week in Johannesburg, South Africa, MSMGF, Health Gap, and AVAC gathered 15 advocates from Botswana, Cote d’Ivoire, Kenya, Uganda, Unites States, and Tanzania to prepare together to advocate for gay men and other men who have sex with men in their national HIV programs. This workshop came before U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) Country and Regional Operational Plan …

When Times Get Tough, We Get Tougher: MSMGF 2016 Annual Report

Published: April 12, 2017

The latest MSMGF annual report documents our commitment to men who have sex with men in the global fight to end AIDS. The entire organization- board members, funders, our partners, and our staff- remains focused on a strategic response to the discrimination, stigma, and violence faced by key populations who are disproportionately affected by HIV & AIDS. Download the 2016 …

MSMGF Appoints New Staff to Support Strategic Plan

Published: April 5, 2017

MSMGF is proud to announce the appointment of six new staff to our team since the AIDS Conference in Durban last year. We are working to build a team to better support the work of grass-roots activists and community-based organizations working to support the sexual health and human rights of gay and bisexual men worldwide. Mahri Bahati, MPH joined MSMGF as Public …

Training Trainers: MSMGF in Vietnam with GLink and Lighthouse

Published: March 22, 2017

  MSMGF, in partnership with GLink and Lighthouse, hosted a three-day “training-of-trainers” for eleven MSM advocates in Ho Chi Minh City to impart methods, content, and facilitation skills when working with health care providers.  Both MSM-led organizations joined MSMGF’s in-country Bridging the Gaps Program in Vietnam in 2016 and are running an exciting project to train and sensitize health care …