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, …

Joomun Shah Irfan Mohammad of YQA – Out With It 2018

Published: June 13, 2018

Joomun Shah Irfan Mohammad of the Young Queer Alliance in Mauritius has proposed a solution that provides and opportunity for peer-to-peer education about sexual health via a 33 piece deck of cards. Irfan and YQA 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 …

Two New Members Join MSMGF’s Steering Committee

Published: June 12, 2018

MSMGF is happy to welcome two young activists to its steering committee, as a reflection of its commitment to upholding a diverse global perspective on issues concerning the health and human rights of gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men, with a special focus on young gay men. Joining other collegially appointed members, Peter Mwaniki Njoroge (Trevor) …

Ricardo Peralta "Pepe" of Pepe & Teo – Out With 2018

Published: June 1, 2018

Ricardo Peralta is also known as “Pepe” of the popular Youtube series Pepe y Teo in Mexico. Ricardo and his partners at Hornet have proposed a solution to connect social media influencers with activists across the world to address global issues such as stigma and homophobia Ricardo and Hornet are one of twelve teams led by youth advocates from around the world who …

Alex Dane Fraser of SASOD – Out With It 2018

Published: May 29, 2018

Alex Fraser works at Society Against Sexual Orientation & Discrimination (SASOD) in Guyana. The team at SASOD have proposed an online platform called H.app.E that combines entertainment with information on safe sex practices for men who have sex with men in Guyana. Alex and his partners are one of twelve teams led by youth advocates from around the world who …

Listening to and Learning from the Mobilization Efforts of Key Populations

Published: May 14, 2018

In March, MSMGF attended a three-day Learning Institute in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. The Learning Institute was entitled, “Building Resilient Movements” and was organized by Aids Fonds as part of the Bridging the Gaps initiative (BTG). Nearly two dozen activists from local organizations attended after applying to participate. They represented their movements of sex workers, people who use drugs, transgender people, gay …

Make Your Voice Heard in Your Country’s Voluntary National Review of the SDGs

Published: May 14, 2018

New info sheet highlights opportunities for civil society engagement in Sustainable Development Goal reporting Download the Info Sheet Available in Arabic | English | French | Russian |  Spanish  The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is a comprehensive framework and plan of action for all countries to achieve equitable development across environmental, social, and economic dimensions. Building on the Millennium Development Goals and adopted …

Unity in Diversity: A Case Study on the Achievements, Good Practices and Lessons Learned from the Consortium of MSM and Transgender Networks

Published: May 10, 2018

Download the publication MSMGF is proud to announce the release of “Unity in Diversity, A Case Study on the Achievements, Good Practices and Lessons Learned from the Consortium of MSM and Transgender Networks”. The Consortium is an international partnership consisting of ten regional and global networks of advocates, including MSMGF as the technical lead organization. The Consortium is dedicated to …