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 to address exclusion.” – Niluka Perera on the opening plenary on Queer Sex, Sex Expression and Resilience


“When I found out I was poz, I went into a shame spiral… I mismanaged my health for 8 years…. Then I began working with people living with HIV from all walks of life – the one commonality was how shitty stigma is.” – Charlie Treadway on our morning plenary on new media interventions and ‘intraventions’ for sexual health

Congratulations to Team Zimbabwe and Team Vietnam who were selected by Out With It attendees to move their solutions on to a pilot testing phase where each of them will receive a $10,000 starting grant and a twelve month commitment of technical suport from MPact.

And thank you to all of our twelve teams of innovators who are leading the fight for gay men’s sexual health and rights in their communities!

Mark King of My Fabulous Disease interviewed Out With It attendees to ask them one telling question: What does being gay mean in your country? Watch The Video Here

Watch all of our day’s plenary sessions as they were recorded on Facebook Live

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