AIDS 2020 Letter of Concern

Published: November 9, 2018

Civil society and community advocates are calling on the Interational AIDS Society to address a series of questions regarding their choice of the United States’ California Bay Area as the location for the 2020 International AIDS Conference. Full text of the letter is below: Sign onto the letter to IAS here To: Kevin Osborne, Executive Director, International AIDS Society (IAS) Anton …

Statement of Solidarity with LGBTIQ People in Tanzania

Published: November 6, 2018

Sign Onto the Statement of Solidarity Here On 29th October 2018, the Regional Commissioner for Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, Paul Makonda announced plans to form a 17-person task force to identify and arrest gay men in the country. [1] This task force will allegedly be comprised of the Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority, psychologists, and the police. Makonda has also asked …

LGBTQ Communities Are Resilient! World Mental Health Day 2018

Published: October 9, 2018

by Mohan Sundararaj, Director of Public Health Programs World Mental Health Day is commemorated each year on October 10. The annual campaign, led by the World Health Organization (WHO), aims to raise awareness and break stigma around mental health, and this year’s theme focuses specifically on the impact of mental health on modern adolescents and young adults. However for us at …

APPLY NOW: Consultancy on 2018 Voluntary National Reviews of Sustainable Development

Published: October 3, 2018

Terms of Reference| Call for Consultant Researcher and Writer | Application Deadline October 10 2018 APPLY NOW Working Title: Scan and Analysis of Key Population Data Inclusion in 2018 Voluntary National Reviews of the Sustainable Development Goals I. Background: The 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) articulate an interconnected and human-rights based approach to development. The 17 SDGs and 169 …

Celebrate with MPact as India Strikes Down Discriminatory Anti-LGBT Law!

Published: September 7, 2018

by Mohan Sundararaj, MPact Director of Public Health Programs The world woke up this morning to incredibly good news for LGBT rights in India, as the world’s largest democracy overturned a law criminalizing same-sex sexual behavior. The ruling has huge global implications as the sub-continent, which has a total population of over 1 billion people, is estimated to be home …

Expert Consensus Statement States Use of Criminal Law for HIV is Unscientific: Reform Punitive Laws Now!

Published: August 27, 2018

By Stephen Leonelli, Senior Policy Advisor at MPact The most recent publication from UNAIDS finds that 47% of new HIV infections were attributed to key populations, including gay men and other men who have sex with men. The newly released expert consensus statement will help our movements to advocate for the reform and repeal of punitive laws that affect the …

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 …