Your Chance to be Heard on an International Stage!

Published: March 10, 2016

MSMGF is excited to announce opportunities for ANYONE to tell their personal story. MSMGF is excited to announce a video testimonial project and we encourage everyone to participate. As we move closer and closer to the High Level Meeting in New York and the International AIDS Conference in Durban we need your powerful voice to help keep the focus on …

UNAIDS Sets Distressing Precedent with Weak Messaging Before High Level Meeting on HIV

Published: March 8, 2016

This letter was initiated by ICASO with contributions from MSMGF. Please let us know if you would like to sign on to this letter. Letter to Mr. Michel Sidibé Executive Director UNAIDS Geneva, Switzerland Dear Michel, Your tenure at UNAIDS has been marked by remarkable leadership in the global fight against AIDS, particularly the courageous way you have promoted rights-based …

AIDS 2016: Changes to Registration Fees Due to Foreign Exchange Rates!

Published: March 4, 2016

The 21st International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016) will be a pivotal moment in the HIV response. As such, the organizers are deeply committed to ensuring that the International AIDS Conference remains accessible to everyone, particularly attendees from resource-limited settings. Over the past several months, recent shifts in global exchange rates have significantly lowered the value of many currencies against the U.S. …

MSMGF Calls for Applications for New Members of the Youth Reference Group (YRG)!

Published: March 3, 2016

The Global Forum on MSM & HIV (MSMGF) is happy to announce this call for new members of the MSMGF Youth Reference Group (YRG)! The YRG is currently seeking expressions of interest from activists who focus on issues concerning HIV among young men who have sex with men (YMSM). Applicants should have experience and interest in working on HIV policy …

International AIDS Pre-conference Registration is Open!

Published: February 23, 2016

Registration for the 21st International AIDS pre-conferences is now open! This year, the 21st International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016) is taking a new approach to the traditional pre-conferences, offering a more formal programme to enhance the delegate experience. For the first time, a selected group of independently organized pre-conference meetings will be held within the main conference venue over the weekend of …

The David Kato Vision and Voice Award (DKVVA) Steering Committee Announces a New Secretariat in Commemoration of the Anniversary of David Kato’s Death

Published: January 29, 2016

The David Kato Vision and Voice Award (DKVVA) Steering Committee is pleased to announce a transition in secretariat for the DKVVA. The secretariat of the award was founded at the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), then moved to the Global Forum on MSM and HIV (MSMGF) for the past two years. During MSMGF’s tenure as secretariat, DKVVA selected two awardees …

MSMGF Launches Global Platform to Fast-Track the HIV and Human Rights Responses Among Gay and Bisexual Men and Other Men Who Have Sex With Men

Published: January 27, 2016

MSMGF is proud to announce, together with the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), the launch of a Global Platform to achieve ambitious global HIV and human rights targets among gay and bisexual men and other men who have sex with men. The Platform is a response to accelerated targets set by UNAIDS for the global HIV response, the …

International AIDS Conference Reminder: CONTRIBUTE CONTENT!

Published: January 22, 2016

MSMGF would like to remind and encourage all of our stakeholders and community members to submit content for the 2016 International AIDS conference in Durban, South Africa on July 18-22. It is crucially important to contribute so your opinions and needs are represented and addressed! You are encouraged to submit an abstract and share your research, submit a workshop that …

“(Even) Greater Than the Sum of Its Parts”: Lessons Learned from a Consortium of MSM and Transgender Networks

Published: January 20, 2016

MSMGF is proud to announce the release of a new case study by and about the Consortium of MSM and Transgender Networks. The Consortium is an international collaborative project of ten regional and global networks of advocates[1], including MSMGF as the lead organization. The Consortium members dedicate their work to maximizing efficiency and coordinating global efforts to support the sexual …

First Findings from 2014 Global Men’s Health and Rights Survey Now Available!

Published: December 16, 2015

New Series of Research Briefs Examines Challenges and Opportunities to Global HIV Service Scale-up for MSM   MSMGF has partnered with LINKAGES and FHI360 to publish, Rights in Action: Access to HIV Services among Men Who Have Sex with Men, the first of a series of technical briefs highlighting the main findings from MSMGF’s 2014 Global Men’s Health and Rights (GMHR) …

Services Under Siege: Violence against LGBT People Stymies HIV Prevention & Treatment

Published: December 10, 2015

New Global Review Examines Prevalence of Violence against Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender People and Impact on Access to HIV Services Released today on International Human Rights Day, a disturbing and sobering report from MSMGF examines levels of violence against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people around the world, revealing a high frequency of brutal attacks across all regions. The …

International AIDS Conference Registration Update: SCHOLARSHIPS!!

Published: December 7, 2015

MSMGF would like to remind and encourage all of our stakeholders and community members to apply for financial aid scholarships for the 2016 International AIDS conference in Durban, South Africa on July 18-22. Completed applications with a letter of recommendation are due by February 12th. The MSMGF preconference registration will be available at http://www.aids2016.org in February as well. Please remind …