MSMGF Responds: UNAIDS Draft Strategy for 2016-2021 Can Be Bolder

Published: November 11, 2015

(Monday, September 7th, 2015)–Last week, MSMGF submitted comments to UNAIDS Draft Strategy for 2016-2021. Although we stand by UNAIDS’ call to fast-track the HIV response, we were disappointed with the draft’s timidity concerning men who have sex with men and other key populations. MSMGF encourages UNAIDS to be bolder in its call for unfettered HIV treatment on demand immediately after …

LGBT Orgs Blast Rentboy Raid

Published: October 3, 2015

After the federal government raided and shutdown the popular worldwide male escort website Rentboy.com several LGBT and human rights organizations have blasted the authorities. Coincidentally, just days before the raid a joint statement was released by the Transgender Law Center, Gay and Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD), Lambda Legal, National Center for Lesbian Rights, and the National Center for Transgender …

The Global Forum on MSM & HIV (MSMGF) to be the new civil society partner for AIDS 2016 and AIDS 2018 conferences

Published: October 3, 2015

On behalf of the International AIDS Conference permanent partners, the International AIDS Society (IAS) would like to welcome the Global Forum on MSM & HIV (MSMGF) to be the new civil society partner for the next two International AIDS Conferences: AIDS 2016 and AIDS 2018. MSMGF will replace the existing partner, Sidaction, who has held the position for AIDS 2012 …

PrEP for MSM Cannot Wait

Published: July 16, 2015

 PrEP for MSM Cannot Wait  The Leading Global Network on MSM & HIV (MSMGF) Calls for Communities of Men Who Have Sex With Men Worldwide to Rally Behind Sexual Health Strategies July 15, 2015 (Oakland,CA)–MSMGF calls for the widespread availability of and access to pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) as an integral part of comprehensive sexual health programs for men who have …

MSMGF Board Member, Tom Whitman, Joins Board of National AIDS Monument

Published: June 23, 2015

(Los Angeles) June 10, 2015–The Foundation for a National AIDS Monument today announced three new members of its Board of Directors. Actor and activist  Zachary Quinto, William Morris Endeavor Board Member Mark Itkin and marketing executive and MSMGF Board Member Tom Whitman (pictured). All three men add a wealth of knowledge, leadership and experience to support the growth and development …

Pope Francis Agrees to Historic Meeting With Simón Cazal, a Married Gay Activist and MSMGF Steering Committee Member

Published: June 12, 2015

Pope Francis is slated to hold his first public meeting with a married gay activist during a visit to Paraguay On July 11th.    Activist Simón Cazal, executive director of the Paraguayan LGBT rights group SOMOSGAY, husband of Sergio López (pictured below at the MSMGF Strategic Planning meeting) will have a public audience with the pope in Paraguay. The couple was married in Argentina …