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 …

World AIDS Day 2015: Reflect, Reenergize, and Recommit to Unfinished Business

Published: December 1, 2015

World AIDS Day is a day of reflection. There have been great advances in the HIV sector and reasons to be optimistic, but there is much work ahead. We must continue to vigilantly advocate for men who have sex with men (MSM) and other key populations (sex workers, people who inject drugs and transgender people) at highest risk of HIV and often …

MSMGF and Global Advocacy Coalition Partners Call for Improvements to 2016 PEPFAR Country Operational Plan (COP) Process

Published: November 25, 2015

Earlier this month, the U.S. Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator (OGAC) in Washington, D.C. released draft guidance for the 2016 PEPFAR Country Operational Plan (COP) process. This guidance was available for civil society review for one week, at which point MSMGF (the Global Forum on MSM & HIV) and its advocacy coalition partners submitted consolidated feedback of civil society …

MSMGF and Hornet Launch Blue Ribbon Boys HIV Viral Suppression Campaign

Published: November 23, 2015

MSMGF and Hornet Use App-based Technology to Modernize Global HIV Prevention Messaging Blue Ribbon Boys is a progressive, sex-positive, HIV viral suppression campaign that encourages dating/hook-up app users to protect their sexual health. It’s a forward-thinking partnership between MSMGF (The Global Forum on MSM and HIV) and the gay app, Hornet. It’s particularly innovative because it is inclusive of all …

Consortium of MSM and Transgender Networks Disappointed in Global Fund Strategy Draft

Published: November 17, 2015

The Consortium of MSM and Transgender Networks submits an advocacy brief to the Global Fund Board members regarding the Global Fund Strategic Plan 2017-2022 The Global Fund Board is holding its 34th Board Meeting today and tomorrow, 16 -17 November 2015. This meeting includes formative discussions on the new Global Fund Strategic Plan 2017-2022. The Consortium of MSM and Transgender …

MSMGF Turns 10 in 2016: SAVE THE DATE and Help Us Celebrate!

Published: November 16, 2015

MSMGF (The Global Forum on MSM & HIV) was founded in 2006 at the International AIDS Conference in Toronto by activists from around the world concerned about the silence surrounding HIV among men who have sex with men, including gay and bisexual men. MSMGF was born out of an urgent need to act. 2016 will be a milestone year for …