AIDS2018 with Mark S King of MyFabulousDisease

Published: August 1, 2018

Blogger and HIV advocate Mark S. King covered all the sights, sounds, and amazing events of AIDS2018 on behalf of MPact Global Action for Gay Men’s Health and Rights. From interviews with sex workers and “kinksters” to the chair of the Elton John AIDS Foundation, Mark explored all the ins and outs (wink-wink) of this important week of activism in Amsterdam. …

Young Gay and Bisexual Men are Leading Innovations on Sexual Health and Human Rights

Published: July 26, 2018

Download the technical brief MPact is proud to announce the release of “Out With It: HIV and Other Sexual Health Considerations for Young Men Who Have Sex with Men”. This new technical brief, developed in collaboration with United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the World Health Organization (WHO), gives recommendations for making services, spaces, and funding for sexual …

Global Human Rights Advocates Demand 2020 International AIDS Conference Be Removed from U.S.

Published: July 24, 2018

Advocates and activists at AIDS2018 in Amsterdam took over the RAI Convention Center on  for an impromptu press conference to demand that IAS move the 2020 International AIDS Conference from the Bay Area due to the deteriorating state of human rights in the U.S. under the Trump administration. Sign onto the statement here MPact Global Action for Gay Men’s Health …

No AIDS 2020 in Trump's USA

Published: July 23, 2018

Sign onto the statement here **FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE** Contact: Cecilia Chung +1.415.902.0216, cecilia@transgenderlawcenter.org Naina Khanna +1.510.681.1169, nkhanna@pwn-usa.org George Ayala +1.213.268.1777, gayala@mpactglobal.org BAY AREA, U.S. AND GLOBAL HUMAN RIGHTS ADVOCATES DEMAND 2020 INTERNATIONAL AIDS CONFERENCE BE REMOVED FROM U.S. They cite danger for potential participants and human rights violations in the U.S. under Trump administration Amsterdam, Netherlands, July 23: Terrorizing immigrants. Family separations. Detentions. Targeting sex …

A Call to Action – Out With It Closing Keynote

Published: July 23, 2018

Sergio López of SOMOSGAY closed out the 2018 Out With It Pre-Meeting on Young Gay and Bisexual Mens Health and Rights with a keynote speech that functioned as a call to action leading into AIDS2018 Watch our Facebook Live stream of our closing keynote featuring Sergio Lopez’s speech here: While I’m not sure how to start a keynote speech -or deliver …

Out With It 2018 Recap

Published: July 22, 2018

Nearly 500 leaders and experts in the field of sexual health and human rights joined together for Out With It: Community Solutions for the Sexual Health and Rights of Young Gay and Bisexual Men. “As young people, we are too often left behind. This is where we need to resist… We need to strategize and politicize our response. We need …

Anal About My Health

Published: July 19, 2018

MPact has launched its new #AnalAboutMyHealth campaign ahead of the 2018 International AIDS Conference. This campaign provocatively asks gay and bisexual men (and anyone with a butt) to think responsibly and pleasurably about their anal health. Download the Anal About My Health PDF Have you ever fucked, fingered, fisted, licked, pissed in or inserted a toy in someone’s ass, or …

Diego Ruiz of The Detection Nights – Out With It 2018

Published: June 28, 2018

Diego Ruiz and his partners at Inspira Cambio AC have proposed “The Detection Nights” which is a series of peer-to-peer STI testing events for young gay men in Mexico City. Diego and Inspira are one of twelve teams led by youth advocates from around the world who will join us for Out With It: Community Solutions for the Sexual Health …

Welcome to MPact Global Action for Gay Men's Health and Rights

Published: June 24, 2018

is now Download the Press Release The world is changing, and so are we. We believe that strategies for advocacy must always change to keep pace with the evolving needs of our communities. That is why, over a decade after our founding, we have expanded our mission and changed our name. The Global Forum on MSM & HIV will now …

Redefining Advocacy to Strengthen Community Tactics – ACT Program Kick-Off

Published: June 22, 2018

MPact convened a meeting with leaders from Affirmative Action (Cameroon), Alternative Cote d’Ivoire, Amigos Siempre Amigos (Dominican Republic), CEPEHRG (Ghana), Equality for All Foundation (Jamaica), MOLI (Burundi), and Sexual Rights Center (Zimbabwe) for this three-day workshop in Siem Reap, Cambodia What is advocacy? What tools are available to broaden the scope of our work while staying focused on real targets? How do …

Dumiso Gatsha of Success Capital NGO – Out With It 2018

Published: June 20, 2018

Dumiso Gatsha and his partners at Success Capital NGO have proposed an app to provide access to services for communities of LGBTIQ+ people and sex workers in Botswana. Dumi and his partners are one of twelve teams led by youth advocates from around the world who will join us for Out With It: Community Solutions for the Sexual Health and …

International AIDS Society Names Kevin Osbourne as its New Executive Director

Published: June 19, 2018

MPact (formerly MSMGF) applauds the International AIDS Society (IAS) choice to name Kevin Osbourne as its next Executive Director. Mr. Osbourne, who is from South Africa, directed IAS’s HIV Advocacy and Programmes before his appointment. He has over 25 years’ experience of working in HIV and his background in human rights and education uniquely positions him to lead an organization, …