MSMGF Condemns Brutal Police Raids on Ugandan LGBTI Pride Event

Published: August 5, 2016

MSMGF Stands In Solidarity with Ugandan LGBTI Activists and Civil Society Condemning Police Pride Attack (Kampala, Uganda) A consortium of East African human rights organizations have issued a statement condemning the brutal police attacks at yesterday’s Pride celebration and Mr./Ms. Pride Uganda competition. The raid at Kampala’s Club, Venom, resulted in the unlawful arrests of over 20 people, including several …

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 …

Seeking home: The lives of gay and transgender asylum seekers of the Middle East

Published: March 31, 2015

The Washington Post Nicole Crowder Original Article:  wapo.st/1CHK21C Beginning in Damascus, Syria, in 2010, photojournalist Bradley Secker began to document the lives of gay Iraqi refugees that had fled Iraq to escape homophobic violence. Shortly after chronicling their stories, Secker crossed borders and traveled to Turkey, following Iranians, Turkish Kurds, Syrians and more Iraqis who were claiming asylum abroad or fighting …

Unmasking Black Gay Privilege

Published: March 31, 2015

The Huffington Post John Fitzgerald Gates, Ph.D Original Article:  huff.to/1G45u3A Whereas "white male privilege" is widely debated, a study by Princeton University researcher David S. Pedulla suggests that black gay men may benefit from forms of privilege as well. Such an idea is counterintuitive to many people who consider black gay men to be triply disadvantaged — subjected, individually and …

Most HIV-positive gay men in European survey are on HIV treatment, though fewer in the east

Published: March 30, 2015

aidsmap Gus Cairns Original Article:  bit.ly/1NwFv3W The large EMIS survey of gay men living in Europe has found that over 70% of respondents with HIV are taking antiretroviral therapy (ART). Of those who have never started ART or have stopped, by far the most common reason was a doctor’s recommendation that they did not need to take it. A higher …

Is Lee Daniels Responsible For Perpetuating Myths About Black Men On The "Down Low"?

Published: March 29, 2015

QUEERTY Graham Gremore Original Article:  bit.ly/1bLfl1w “There is a perception that high HIV rates in Black communities are due to pervasive homophobia,” Charles Stephens writes in a new op-ed published by RHRealityCheck. “This notion is overly simplistic and does not advance discussions around building bridges among heterosexual and LGBT Black communities.” Stephens then points his finger at Lee Daniels, the openly gay …

9 Ugly Faces of HIV Stigma

Published: March 29, 2015

THE ADVOCATE Tyler Curry Original Article:  bit.ly/1xQc0IB Stigma surrounding HIV has become almost synonymous with the virus itself. But what does "HIV stigma" mean, exactly? It isn’t something that can easily defined. Instead, HIV stigma must be examined through the collective experiences of the people who have been affected by the virus and those who suffer from AIDS. These are …

Youth fight back against HIV

Published: March 28, 2015

ASBURY PARK PRESS Llana Keller Original Article:  on.app.com/1EWN7bc What’s scary — Almost a quarter of new HIV cases in the United States are diagnosed in youth. But what’s even scarier — More than half of those young people, ages 13 to 24, don’t even know they are infected, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The …

Activists Protest Denial of Condoms to Africa's High-Risk Groups

Published: March 28, 2015

INTER PRESS SERVICE Jeffrey Moyo Original Article:  bit.ly/1bL82XP Tatenda Chivata, a 16-year old from Zimbabwe’s Mutoko rural district, was suspended from school for an entire three-month academic term after he was found with a used condom stashed in his schoolbag. Regerai Chigodora, a 34-year-old prisoner at a jail in Harare, had his 36-year sentence stretched to 45 years after he …

How many people in Ireland are gay?

Published: March 27, 2015

THE IRISH TIMES Carl O’ Brien Original Article:  bit.ly/1BtJyr4 Ireland has witnessed significant social change and sometimes dizzying levels of diversity in recent decades. Does that extend to a new willingness to talk about sexuality? And, more specifically, how comfortable are gays and lesbians about disclosing their sexual orientation? When the Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI Family Values poll asked people to …

The Counter Narrative Project Builds Solidarity for Michael Tiger Mandingo Johnson

Published: March 27, 2015

THE BODY Mathew Rodriguez Original Article:  bit.ly/1NwwY0W On Wednesday, March 25, activists from around the U.S. flooded the Twitterverse with the hashtag #FreeBlackGayMen to raise awareness around the case of Michael "Tiger Mandingo" Johnson. Johnson, a black gay man living with HIV, is currently serving time in prison while his case awaits trial. He was arrested in 2014 after reports …

Performers seek your help for LGBT refugees in Kenya

Published: March 27, 2015

ERASING 76 CRIMES Colin Stewart Original Article:  bit.ly/1D7PKMp Only a few hours are left to the Entertainment Fundraiser for Ugandan LGBTI asylum seekers currently lodged in different parts of Kenya. Kanobana Mwanje Franco, who is in charge of organising the fundraising event is trying out a brand new blonde wig, a silver necklace and attire for the performance. “I will …