Engagement Tour of Denis Hurley Center

Published: July 20, 2016

by Michael Clark On Monday July 18, I went with 5 others to volunteer and tour the Denis Hurley Centre in downtown Durban. The inter-faith soup kitchen, HIV clinic and training center serves the needs of the poorest of the poor in Durban, many of whom are refugees, drug addicts and/or sexual minorities. Serving hearty meals six days a week, …

We Have Yet to Understand the Needs of Young MSM

Published: July 20, 2016

By Niluka Perera   It’s bad enough that gay and bisexual men and other men who have sex with men are left behind in the HIV response despite a very clear story that is being told by the available data. However it is even more disheartening to see young gay and bisexual men and other young men who have sex …

PrEP Around the World: What are the Next Steps on PrEP Provision to the MSM Community?

Published: July 20, 2016

by Brian Kanyemba The MSMGF AIDS 2016 Pre-Conference Action+ Access: Rights and Demands of Gay and Bisexual Men in the Global HIV Response in Durban, South Africa came at a very import time in the discussions around PrEP roll out among MSM in different communities and countries globally. Different presenters in different sessions expounded their discussion around PrEP focusing from …

MSMGF Releases Strategic Plan for 2016-2021: Community Action, Sexual Health and Rights

Published: July 19, 2016

Immediately following, an all-day meeting to discuss the future strategic direction of the organization, MSMGF’s (the Global Forum on MSM & HIV) International Steering Committee and Board of Directors released their new Strategic Plan for 2016-2021 titled: Community Action, Sexual Health & Rights. Over the past 10 years, MSMGF has worked closely with partners from around the world to develop …

Focusing on the Legal, Social and Policy Barriers to HIV Services for Key Populations

Published: July 18, 2016

Durban, South Africa – In an official press conference today at the 21st International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016) in Durban, researchers and community representatives discussed the impact of discriminatory laws and policies in many parts of the world that hinder access to HIV prevention, treatment, and care for the populations most at risk of HIV infection – men who have …

Human Rights and Gender Based Violence

Published: July 18, 2016

by Michael Clark Deeply ingrained cultural gender norms put the lives of trans and non-gender conforming people at risk for discrimination, violence and other violations of human rights. The three panelists the “Human Rights and Gender Based Violence” session of the No More Lip Service, Trans Access, Equality & Rights Now pre-conference highlighted research in the United States and Kenya. …

MSMGF Unveils e-Learning Platform for Health Professionals Serving Gay and Bisexual Men

Published: July 8, 2016

MSMGF Unveils e-Learning Platform for Health Professionals Serving Gay and Bisexual Men CPR* is a new e-learning hub assembled by the MSMGF (The Global Forum on MSM & HIV) and made possible with support from the Levi Strauss Foundation and the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. It offers continuing education opportunities for all health professionals including healthcare providers, community and …

Join the MSMGF Celebrations: 10 Years Bold and No Pants, No Problem!

Published: July 6, 2016

Please join MSMGF (The Global Forum on MSM & HIV) as we celebrate our 10-year anniversary in Durban at the Global Village, booth #617. Our anniversary party begins at 16:00 on Tuesday July 19 and ends at 17:30. MSMGF’s “10 Years (B)old” networking zone features striking photographs or LGBT activists by artist and archivist, Ajamu. Another party not to be …

IMPORTANT REMINDER: Pre-Conference Registration and IAC Profile Check List

Published: June 30, 2016

MSMGF is very excited about the 12th International AIDS conference in Durban, South Africa and our Pre-Conference on Saturday July 16th, Action + Access: Rights and Demands of Gay and Bisexual Men in the Global HIV Response. Featuring a stellar collection of abstract-driven and special sessions, we are confident that our program selections will inspire, educate, motivate and reignite our …

Moving on from a High-Level Failure

Published: June 20, 2016

Advocacy Entry Points and Follow-Up to the United Nations High-Level Meeting to End AIDS Political Declaration As MSMGF reported last week with NSWP, IRGT, GATE, and the Global Platform to Fast-Track the HIV and Human Rights Responses Among Gay and Bisexual Men and Other Men Who Have Sex with Men (The Platform), United Nations member states adopted a very weak …

MSMGF Mourns

Published: June 13, 2016

Mass Shooting in Orlando is Not an Isolated Incident but Linked to a Larger Pattern of Societal Ills Receiving news of the mass shooting that took place at a gay bar in Orlando, Florida, U.S.A. was unnerving and heartbreaking. The news came just after MSMGF and its partners spent the prior week educating governments, including the U.S., at the United …

Small Wins Amidst A High-Level Failure

Published: June 9, 2016

Several United Nations Member States Commit to Engage Key Populations During the United Nations High-Level Meeting to End AIDS New York, New York — As we reported yesterday with our partners NSWP, IRGT, GATE, and the Global Platform to Fast-Track the HIV and Human Rights Responses Among Gay and Bisexual Men and Other Men Who Have Sex with Men, the …