The Global Forum on MSM & HIV (MSMGF)
The Global Forum on MSM & HIV (MSMGF) has worked since its founding in 2006 to ensure equitable access to targeted, tailored, better-resourced, and rights-based sexual health services for gay men and other men who have sex with men (MSM) worldwide. As a global network, we accomplish this by: watchdogging policies and resource flows at the global level and intervening where inequities persist; strengthening organizational and advocacy capacity of MSM-led programs at regional and country levels; linking advocates to available resources; facilitating direct access to key decision makers among local and regional MSM advocates; ensuring robust global exchange of information and best practices; and conducting and encouraging community-based participatory research focused on the lived-experiences of MSM.
MSMGF has successfully influenced HIV responses at the local level through shifts in global-level policies and has effectively utilized public health as an entry point for advancing the human rights of LGBT people. MSMGF currently supports programs in 15 countries.