MPact Global Action for Gay Men’s Health and Rights was founded in 2006 as The Global Forum on MSM & HIV (MSMGF) by an international group of activists who were concerned about the disproportionate HIV burden being shouldered by gay and bisexual men.

We have since expanded our work to focus on the broader sexual health and human rights needs of all men who have sex with men

Our Team

MPact’s team is a reflection of our commitment to upholding a diverse global perspective on issues concerning the health and human rights of gay and bisexual men. Our staff of experts in the field are dispersed through different regions and our work extends to 62 countries around the globe.

MPact is led by an international Board of Directors and a collegially appointed Steering Committee of globally recognized advocates and HIV professionals representing every major region of the world, the majority of whom are ages 29 and under.



Axel Bautista

Coordinator the HIV Agenda at Inspira Cambio A.C., a civil organization based in Mexico City that works with sexual health and sexuality for the LGBTQ+ community and lead on community support at the Clinica Condesa, the largest Clinic in Mexico serving people living with HIV. Heavily involved political activism towards health and human rights authorities, politicians, and other stakeholders to address issues related to HIV, health, and rights

David Leonardo Rodriguez

Leo is a Colombian attorney with a degree in criminal law and more than 10 years of professional litigation experience. He defied stereotypes by working with the conservative wing of Colombian politics as a public official and simultaneously began producing adult content. After touring five countries with his work, he retired from the adult entertainment industry and now has resumed his work in the field of law. The breadth of his career has given him insight into much more than just law and has converted him into an activist for the rights of sex workers.

João Geraldo Netto

Brazilian digital marketing strategist, sexual health specialist, social mobilizer, and founder of Multiverso Institute. João is a content creator on the YouTube channel “Super Indetectavel” about HIV and LGBTI+ sexual health.

Jumoke Patrick

Executive Director of the Jamaican Network of Seropositives since 2017, a Network of PLHIV and an NGO that advocates for the rights and concerns of People Living with and impacted by HIV in Jamaica. His advocacy and life’s work so far are linked directly to the LGBTQ community especially those disenfranchised and made more vulnerable because of their HIV+ status. 

Nikolay Lunchenkov, MD.

An infectious diseases doctor and LGBTQI+ health consultant. He worked as public health and community manager for several years in global leading organizations. He currently serves as a LGBT health coordinator in Eurasian Coalition on Health, Rights, Gender and Sexual Diversity. Nikolay has experience both from a medical and community perspective, with research focus on sexual health, PrEP and substance use among gay men.

Serge Douomong Yotta

Advocacy Director of Coalition Plus international, an international community-based organization that works in 50 countries through a partnership of more than 100 organizations of people infected and affected by HIV and hepatitis around the world. Former Executive Director of Affirmative Action – Cameroon A spokesman of the AGCSPLUS (former AfricaGay) network and member of the UNAIDS Youth Advisory Forum. Serge holds a master’s degree in public health from the University of Geneva focusing on the contribution of grassroots community actors in the response to HIV.

Stephane Ku, MD.

Director of Division of Infectious Diseases at Taipei City Hospital Renai Branch and clinical researcher with TREAT Asia Network at Taipei Veterans General Hospital. His research interests include HIV/STI, Chemsex, and sexual wellbeing of LGBTQ community and has been actively involved in PrEP implementation in Taiwan. He also serves as Board Member of Taiwan AIDS Society and HIV Education And Research Taiwan (HEART).


Our mission at MPact Global Action for Gay Men’s Health and Rights is to bring global attention to local concerns. We are directly linked to more than 120 community-based organizations in 62 countries who are fighting for the sexual health and human rights of gay and bisexual men around the world.

Annual Reports

Bringing MPact into the new decade means taking innovative approaches to our work. We have never been afraid to break the mold, to speak truth to power, and to spring into action when we see the needs of our community are not being met. This last year, MPact took a stand. We held firm in our commitments to always put community first, to value the voices of our partners above all else, and to build spaces for civil society to convene and connect in spite an ever-shifting landscape.