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 …

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. …

Durban MSMGF Pre-Conference Recap: Action + Access

Published: July 17, 2016

Hello from the 12th International AIDS conference in Durban, South Africa! The brightest minds are already swirling with ideas, the halls are littered with publications and flyers and the amount of information being shared is already overwhelming after just two days of pre-conferences. There are endless highlights to report and the official conference has not even begun. There is no …

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 …

A Fundamental Shift: The Future of the Global MSM and HIV Movement

Published: November 11, 2015

MSMGF Begins to Plan for the Next 5 Years by Looking 25 Years Ahead (September 23, 2015)–The global landscape for HIV and MSM is dramatically and rapidly changing. Reductions and disparities in funding for community based programs led by MSM or serving MSM are evident. Incidence of HIV among MSM in many parts of the world remain unabated; criminalization, stigma, …

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 …

Alice Nkom: Preventing gay Cameroonians from accessing HIV care violates their human rights

Published: March 26, 2015

PinkNews Scott Roberts Original Article:  bit.ly/1BvCYRL  Nkom says her country will never get on top of its HIV epidemic if it continues to prevent gay citizens from accessing healthcare through repressive laws. The campaigner told PinkNews it was a “key issue” in Cameroon because “you violate the human rights of people to access health, medicines and treatment”. “When you see …

Assessment of HIV Internally Displaced Situations

Published: March 26, 2015

UNHCR Original Report:  bit.ly/1NjDl7J 1. Introduction The factors that determine HIV transmission in internally displaced situations are complex and depend on the context. Internally displaced persons (IDPs) are defined as “persons or groups of persons who have been forced or obliged to flee or to leave their homes or places of habitual residence, in particular as a result of, or …

Report calls for training for care home staff on LGBT issues

Published: March 26, 2015

PinkNews Naith Payton Original Article:  bit.ly/1HM4JNf The report was based on discussions with service users, carers and dementia groups and LGBT organisations for older people. It highlights the need to be sensitive and accommodating to specific LGBT issues in patients with dementia, without allowing it to be the entire focus of care. It also points out that dementia can cause …

The Global Fund New Funding Model and Country Dialogue: Involvement of MSM and Transgender People in Eastern Europe and Central Asia

Published: March 26, 2015

Eurasian Coalition on Male Health Report prepared by: Marcus Oda Original Report:  bit.ly/1HKajzM Executive Summary The report assesses the engagement of men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender people in the country dialogue and other national HIV/AIDS planning processes in countries in Eastern Europe and Central Asia(EECA). Using desktop review of available documents on national HIV programs and …

Larry Kramer gives blistering speech on AIDS: 'I believe genocide is being inflicted upon gay people'

Published: March 24, 2015

GAY STAR NEWS Greg Hernandez Original Article:  bit.ly/1E5rKJC  Longtime AIDS activist Larry Kramer blasted the US government while accepting the inaugural Larry Kramer Activism Award from the Gay Men’s Health Crisis on Monday night. Kramer, who turns 80 in June, came to speak his mind. He pointed out that around the world an estimated 78 million people have become infected …

Assessing the impact of homelessness on HIV/AIDS transmission dynamics

Published: March 24, 2015

cogent OA C.P. Bhunu a b Original Article:  bit.ly/1xg08it Abstract Care for the people living with HIV/AIDS is more than the provision of antiretroviral therapy. The effects of homelessness on HIV/AIDS transmission are captured through a mathematical model. The mathematical model is rigorously analyzed. The disease-free equilibrium is globally asymptotically stable when the reproduction number is less than unity. Results …