Exciting news out of Latin America!
After being translated from English, the first Portuguese version of the MSM Implementation Toolkit (MSMIT) is now available in print. Long time MSMGF partner SOMOSGAY will be launching the publication in Brazil during Gay Latinos’ upcoming National HIV Congress. Nearly 5000 public health experts, public health officials and other advocates will gather for this important event.
The Gay Latinos network will be using MSMIT to train constituents during their national forum in Brazil from September 24-26, in collaboration with local partners of the National LGBT Union and supported by Grupo Dignidade, Aliança Nacional LGBTI and ABGLT.
SOMOSGAY, the organization that hosts the secretariat of Gay Latinos, is a leading network in Latin America on the HIV response. As a member of the Consortium of MSM and Transgender Networks, SOMOSGAY is working to build a supportive, pluralistic, democratic, equitable and inclusive Paraguayan society in which lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans live happily with full equality in their homes, schools and workplaces.
The MSMIT is a practical guidance for implementing comprehensive HIV and STI programs with gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men. It is currently available as a PDF in English, French, Spanish, Russian and Portuguese and online as a series of videos as a part of MSMGF’s CPR Online Learning Platform.
We wish SOMOSGAY, Gay Latinos and their partners the best of luck in their work! It’s a testament to the importance of global partnerships, and unified advocacy in the HIV response.
About The Consortium:
The Consortium of MSM and Transgender Networks is a groundbreaking alliance of global and regional networks by and for men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender communities. It currently has 10 members of diverse size, scope and focus that, combined, cover all regions of the world. The Consortium started in 2013 in response to major challenges confronting MSM and transgender communities. While networks had a critical role, in isolation, many were fragile. The Consortium was set up to pool their energy, expertise and resources, serving as a united force.
MSMGF is an expanding network of advocates and other experts in sexual health, LGBT/human rights, research, and policy, working to ensure an effective response to HIV among gay men and other men who have sex with men. We are directly linked with more than 120 community-based organizations, across 62 countries.