New report maps West African LGBTQ organizing – We exist

Posted on March 4, 2016 at 11:38 am

A new report maps the growth of LGBTQ organizing in West Africa, highlighting challenges and opportunities. The research provides an overview of LGBTQ organizing in a large and diverse region, drawing upon a wide range of perspectives and experiences of ...

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Evidence Report on Sexuality, Poverty and Law: ‘Leave No One Behind’: Gender, Sexuality and the Sustainable Development Goals

Posted on February 11, 2016 at 5:04 am

In an unprecedented move to eradicate disease, poverty and hunger, world leaders joined together in 2000 to sign into life the hotly contested but broadly agreed upon Millennium Development Goal (MDG) framework (see Annex 1). In 2015, as the MDGs ...

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Onward to 2030: Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in the Context of the Sustainable Development Goals

Posted on February 11, 2016 at 4:03 am

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) lay out a new roadmap to improve the lives of people throughout the world over the next 15 years. Sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights issues are currently featured on the SDG agenda, but opportunities ...

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Hypervisibility: Toward a Conceptualization of LGBTQ Aging

Posted on February 4, 2016 at 5:44 am

There remains a salient need to conceptualize lesbtractian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) aging as an area of study. Although the limited body of theoretical literature in this field has delineated systemic silence or invisibility as a prominent feature ...

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Embracing the Rainbow: LGBTQ Youth Navigating “Safe” Spaces and Belonging in North America

Posted on February 4, 2016 at 5:36 am

While rainbows and safe space stickers have been a part of health care and school interventions promoting LGBTQ youth health and well-being, little research has been published describing how youth perceive and use the symbol. As part of a larger study ...

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Lessons Learned from a Consortium of MSM and Transgender Networks

Posted on January 21, 2016 at 4:19 am

MSMGF has announced the release of a new case study by and about the Consortium of MSM and Transgender Networks. The Consortium is an international collaborative project of ten regional and global networks of advocates[1], including MSMGF as the lead ...

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PrEP: why we are waiting

Posted on January 10, 2016 at 9:49 am

The Lancet HIV, Volume 3, No. 1, e11–e12, January 2016 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S2352-3018(15)00250 Summary Scientific research has proven that pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is highly effective in preventing HIV transmission in men who have sex with men. Therefore, the people are now asking ...

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HIV epidemic and human rights among men who have sex with men in sub-Saharan Africa: Implications for HIV prevention, care, and surveillance.

Posted on December 21, 2015 at 12:22 pm

Glob Public Health. 2015 Oct 30:1-14. Recent research has presented evidence that men who have sex with men (MSM) bear a disproportionate burden of HIV and are at increased risk for HIV in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). However, many countries in SSA ...

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Rights in Action: Access to HIV Services among Men Who Have Sex with Men

Posted on December 21, 2015 at 9:38 am

MSMGF has partnered with LINKAGES and FHI360 to publish, Rights in Action: Access to HIV Services among Men Who Have Sex with Men, the first of a series of technical briefs highlighting the main findings from MSMGF’s 2014 Global Men’s Health and Rights (GMHR) Survey.  Each brief will ...

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Transgender stigma and health: A critical review of stigma determinants, mechanisms, and interventions

Posted on December 15, 2015 at 12:13 pm

Social Science & Medicine. Volume 147, December 2015, Pages 222–231. doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2015.11.010 Highlights Stigma contributes to widespread health inequities in US transgender communities. We review the multiple levels at which stigma towards transgender people operates. The stress mechanisms through which stigma contributes to ...

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