Listening to and Learning from the Mobilization Efforts of Key Populations

Published: May 14, 2018

In March, MSMGF attended a three-day Learning Institute in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. The Learning Institute was entitled, “Building Resilient Movements” and was organized by Aids Fonds as part of the Bridging the Gaps initiative (BTG). Nearly two dozen activists from local organizations attended after applying to participate. They represented their movements of sex workers, people who use drugs, transgender people, gay …

Make Your Voice Heard in Your Country’s Voluntary National Review of the SDGs

Published: May 14, 2018

New info sheet highlights opportunities for civil society engagement in Sustainable Development Goal reporting Download the Info Sheet Soon to be available in Arabic, French, Russian, and Spanish The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is a comprehensive framework and plan of action for all countries to achieve equitable development across environmental, social, and economic dimensions. Building on the Millennium Development Goals and …

Unity in Diversity: A Case Study on the Achievements, Good Practices and Lessons Learned from the Consortium of MSM and Transgender Networks

Published: May 10, 2018

Download the publication MSMGF is proud to announce the release of “Unity in Diversity, A Case Study on the Achievements, Good Practices and Lessons Learned from the Consortium of MSM and Transgender Networks”. The Consortium is an international partnership consisting of ten regional and global networks of advocates, including MSMGF as the technical lead organization. The Consortium is dedicated to …

Joint Statement of Civil Society Organizations in advance of the Thirty-Ninth Meeting of the Global Fund Board

Published: May 7, 2018

On the 9th – 10th of May 2018, the Global Fund’s Board will consider revisions to the Fund’s Eligibility Policy based upon recommendations from its Strategy Committee. While some of these recommendations are positive, others raise serious concerns. By this Statement we – the organizations representing civil society and including communities of people living with and affected by the three …

Oppose the Confirmation of Michael Pompeo to Serve as Secretary of State

Published: April 19, 2018

On April 9th, 2018, human rights groups in the US issued a joint call to oppose the confirmation of Michael Pompeo as Secretary of State. As of April 19, Senate opposition has been mounting, including Sen. Menendez, the SFRC ranking member, and Sens. Kaine and Shaheen, the committee Democrats who supported Pompeo’s confirmation to be the CIA Director. There is a …

MSMGF Congratulates Ivan Cruickshank of Caribbean Vulnerable Communities Coalition

Published: April 11, 2018

MSMGF commends the Caribbean Vulnerable Communities Coalition (CVC) in appointing Ivan Cruickshank as its new Executive Director. CVC is a coalition of community leaders and non-governmental agencies that are advocates and service providers, working with and on behalf of Caribbean populations who are especially vulnerable to HIV infection or often forgotten in access to treatment and healthcare programs. The MSMGF team …

Advocates Respond to Grindr Controversy on HIV & Privacy

Published: April 6, 2018

Advocates across the world are discussing sexual health, privacy, and safety in response to a recent controversy at Grindr, where it was discovered that users’ self-reported HIV status, last tested date, GPS data, and other sensitive information were shared with two third-party companies. With more than 3.6 million active daily users, the social network aimed at gay and bisexual men …

From Challenge to Solution: MSMGF's 2017 Annual Report

Published: March 28, 2018

Download the 2017 Annual Report Here A Message from the Executive Director If I had to characterize 2017 with a single word, it would be pivot. Indeed, over the past few years, MSMGF has gradually and very deliberately initiated a strategic evolution of its work. We are pivoting outward from our work grounded in the nexus of HIV, health, and …

Global Constituency-led Networks Call Upon IAS to Re-evaluate Decision to Bring the International AIDS Conference to the U.S. in 2020

Published: March 13, 2018

11 networks express deep concern over naming San Francisco and Oakland as host cities for AIDS2020, demand action and response from International AIDS Society. The Global Network of People Living with HIV (GNP+), The International Community of Women Living with HIV (ICW), Global Action for Trans Equality (GATE), The Global Forum on MSM & HIV (MSMGF), The Global Network of …

New Publication: Getting on Track in Agenda 2030

Published: March 12, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | March 12, 2018 Download this publication here A new report released today by the Global Forum on MSM and HIV (MSMGF) in collaboration with the Global Platform to Fast Track the Human Rights and HIV Responses with Gay and Bisexual Men and the Free Space Process argues for consistent and robust reporting on HIV in the …

Hornet Launches Global #DecriminalizeLGBT Campaign

Published: February 22, 2018

New campaign highlights LGBT Rights as human rights and calls for the end of the criminalization of LGBT people worldwide NEWS PROVIDED BY Hornet Hornet, the world’s premier gay social network, today announced the launch of the #DecriminalizeLGBT campaign, in an effort to raise awareness of global LGBT criminalization laws that must be abolished. With this social media campaign, Hornet will give …

2018 Global Challenge: Informational Webinar

Published: February 21, 2018

Earlier today, MSMGF organized an informational webinar for interested applicants to the 2018 Challenge. The webinar introduced the guiding principles of the Out With It pre-meeting at AIDS2018, a presentation from our partners at YTH on the fundamental ideas behind Human Centered Design which will provide the basis of our conference, and detailed logistics for submitting a video application.  Click …