Centering LGBTI Health and HIV at the HLPF

Published: August 10, 2017

Civil Society Must Remain Vigilant During Discussions of “Health for All” in Sustainable Development by Stephen Leonelli, Senior Policy Advisor at MSMGF MSMGF and several key partners attended the second annual United Nations High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development in New York from July 10 – 19. Designed as the central platform for review of Agenda 2030 and the …

Building Self-Sustainability in Trans-Led Movements, One Training at a Time

Published: August 9, 2017

A recently convened training of trainers in Bangkok, Thailand is certain to make waves in the movement for trans health and human rights. Over the course of five days from 18 -22 July 2017, the IRGT and MSMGF joined forces to convene a group of thirteen trans-identified individuals from 12 countries to deliver a training of trainers for the Trans …

Reinforcing Community HIV Response in Southeast Asia: Applying the MSMIT

Published: August 9, 2017

A committed group of advocates who work with and for gay men and other men who have sex with men in Southeast Asia, traveled to Hanoi, Vietnam to take part in the regional training on Implementing Comprehensive HIV and STI Programs with Men Who Have Sex with Men: Practical Guidance for Collaborative Interventions (also known as the MSMIT). Lighthouse Social Enterprise, …

MSMIT Now Available on CPR Online Learning Platform

Published: July 24, 2017

MSMGF is pleased to announce the complete digital library of video lectures covering all six chapters of the MSM Implementation Toolkit (MSMIT). These video lectures are a free method of disseminating the content of the MSMIT via a series of 32 guided lectures located on YouTube via MSMGF’s CPR (Community Partnership Resources) Online Learning Platform. CPR is part of an overall …

Call for Applications: MSMGF Youth Reference Group 2017

Published: July 24, 2017

MSMGF is happy to announce a call for new members of the Youth Reference Group! APPLY NOW DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 13th August 2017 – 20:00/8pm UTC The MSMGF Youth Reference Group (YRG) was first formed by a small and dedicated group of Young MSM (YMSM) advocates at the 2010 MSMGF Pre-Conference on MSM and HIV, preceding the International AIDS Conference …

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 …

Consensus Statement on HIV "Treatment as Prevention" in Criminal Law Reform

Published: July 13, 2017

THE UNDERSIGNED AGREE… that reliance on viral load or compliance with medical treatment as a basis to reform HIV criminal laws poses dangerous consequences for those who lack access to care. It also contradicts everyone’s basic right to make health care decisions, including whether and when to get treatment, without running afoul of the criminal law. There is increasing agreement …

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. …