No More Lip Service: A Demand for PrEP Access from the Transgender Community

Published: July 20, 2016

No More Lip Service: A Demand for PrEP Access from the Transgender Community By Brian Kanyemba For the first time ever, the program for the International AIDS Conference has included a pre-conference focused on transgender people called No More Lip service:  Trans Access, Equity and Rights, Now!  The program brought together global trans people and activists from Peru, Malaysia, Thailand, …

Human Rights and Gender Based Violence

Published: July 18, 2016

by Michael Clark Deeply ingrained cultural gender norms put the lives of trans and non-gender conforming people at risk for discrimination, violence and other violations of human rights. The three panelists the “Human Rights and Gender Based Violence” session of the No More Lip Service, Trans Access, Equality & Rights Now pre-conference highlighted research in the United States and Kenya. …

Moving on from a High-Level Failure

Published: June 20, 2016

Advocacy Entry Points and Follow-Up to the United Nations High-Level Meeting to End AIDS Political Declaration As MSMGF reported last week with NSWP, IRGT, GATE, and the Global Platform to Fast-Track the HIV and Human Rights Responses Among Gay and Bisexual Men and Other Men Who Have Sex with Men (The Platform), United Nations member states adopted a very weak …

Small Wins Amidst A High-Level Failure

Published: June 9, 2016

Several United Nations Member States Commit to Engage Key Populations During the United Nations High-Level Meeting to End AIDS New York, New York — As we reported yesterday with our partners NSWP, IRGT, GATE, and the Global Platform to Fast-Track the HIV and Human Rights Responses Among Gay and Bisexual Men and Other Men Who Have Sex with Men, the …

Presenting: Generations Black LGBTIQQ History Experience 2016: Friday, February 26th

Published: February 24, 2016

(San Francisco, California)- The 5th Annual Generations Black LGBTIQQ Experience will take place on Friday February 26th from 6 to 9pm at the SOMArts Cultural Center, located at 934 Brannan Street, San Francisco CA 94103 Highlighting Black LGBTIQQ History, Generations is a celebration and empowering experience of the LGBTIQQ (lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender/intersex/queer/questioning) history of our African Diaspora. The free event open to …

Most Impacted, Least Served: Ensuring the Meaningful Engagement of Transgender People in Global Fund Processes

“Most Impacted, Least Served”: Ensuring Engagement of Transgender People in Global Fund Processes

Published: February 4, 2016

The IRGT and MSMGF are proud to announce the release of a new report entitled “Most Impacted, Least Served: Ensuring the Meaningful Engagement of Transgender People in Global Fund Processes.” The document is produced by the IRGT: A Global Network of Transgender Women and HIV, which has broad cultural, global and geographic representation. Worldwide, transgender women are disproportionately affected by …

"Incredible India, Invest in Communities!"

Published: March 31, 2015

The Huffington Post Dr. Alvaro Bermejo Original Article:  huff.to/1INxtCT I was looking forward to meeting the leaders of community responses to HIV from across the world. We had decided the 2015 meeting would be in February in India, a country that has led the way developing the generic anti-retroviral drugs that keep millions alive, a country that has taught us …

ViiV Healthcare Launches New Global Positive Action Programme Focused on MSM and Transgender Populations

Published: March 31, 2015

CSR wire Original Article:  bit.ly/1ageHcb LONDON, United Kingdom , Mar. 31 /CSRwire/ – ViiV Healthcare today announced the launch of a new initiative designed to support and inform the global effort to alleviate the impact of HIV and AIDS among men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender populations around the world. Through Positive Action, ViiV Healthcare has committed …

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 …

CDC Leads New Efforts To Fight HIV Among MSM and Trans

Published: March 31, 2015

EDGE MEDIA NETWORK Original Article:  bit.ly/1GJB2ej The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will lead new programs totaling more than $185 million in HIV prevention funding for men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender people, with a particular focus on addressing the needs of MSM of color. The multi-faceted strategy will respond to the severe burden of HIV …

All general election candidates asked to pledge support for trans rights

Published: March 30, 2015

PinkNews Joseph Patrick McCormick Original Article:  bit.ly/1xuv3rv All general election candidates have been asked to pledge support for trans rights. Campaigners for trans rights are calling on all general election candidates to support the three principles underpinning the Trans Manifesto. The Trans Manifesto was launched in April 2014 to draw politicians’ attention to areas where trans people face inequality. 15 …

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 …