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 shared passions.
We are particularly honored to announce our distinguished plenary speakers.
- Jose Antonio Izazola of UNAIDS explores The Global Economic Cost of Homophobia
- Activist Bisi Alimi stresses The Important Role of African LGBT Movements in the Global HIV Response
- Visual artists, Ajamu and Pato Hebert present We Liked the Way He Moved: Exploring the Power of Photography, Oral Histories, Art and the Contemporary Queer Archive
- And Keletso Makofane (MSMGF), Meg Davis (NYU/ Center for Human Rights and Global Justice), Midnight Poonkasetwatana (APCOM), Sergio Lopez (SOMOSGAY) discuss Getting the Math Right: Counting Gay and Bisexual Men into the 90-90-90 Equation Moderated by Mandeep Dhaliwal (UNDP)
The break-out sessions and workshops also provide diverse content and we anticipate lively discussions. The Pre-conference-at-a-glance is here for download and the full conference program will be available this week with a special MSM road map to help guide you to sessions, workshops and events of relevance to men who have sex with men.
IMPORTANT TO NOTE: IAS just released an update on important security issues for attending the conference which you can review here. We also want to remind you that you must register for the MSMGF Pre-Conference if you have not already done so. Pre-Conference registration is not automatic and involves you indicating your choice on your IAS delegate’s page. It is free to attend but you must be registered for security reasons. We are expecting to be at full capacity so register while there is still room. Register here, and please double check that you are registered by confirming your profile status on the IAS website.