The Consortium of MSM & Transgender Networks is a groundbreaking alliance of global and regional networks by and for gay and bisexual men and transgender communities. It currently has 10 members of diverse size, scope and focus that, combined, cover all regions of the world.
The Consortium began in 2013 in response to major common challenges that both gay and bisexual men and transgender networks continually face such as stigma, vulnerability to HIV and human rights abuses in every part of the world.
The founding organizations of The Consortium united to face a common crisis – a general reduction in HIV financing combined with massive under-funding of key populations. Within this changing and challenging context, the role of global and regional key population networks was more critical than ever – serving as hubs for mobilization, capacity building and advocacy across communities and countries.
In isolation, these networks were fragile – especially those that were new, small and working in hostile environments.
It was clear that these organizations could achieve much more together. By pooling their energy, expertise and resources, The Consortium works as a united force to advocate for the health and human rights of the communities who need them most.