To celebrate the International Day Against Homo and Trans phobia (IDAHO), the Asia Pacific Coalition on Male Sexual Health (APCOM) in collaboration with Asia Pacific Council of AIDS Service Organizations (APCASO) launch a briefing paper on MSM and transgender-related points for advocacy from the 2011 United Nations Political Declaration on HIV and AIDS, adopted by the UN General Assembly at a High Level Meeting on AIDS in New York City last year.
Excerpt from the paper:
“This issue looks at what the 2011 Political Declaration addresses specifically for MSM and the impact on their lives in Asia and the Pacific region.However, most statements are also applicable to transgender people who were pur- posefully removed from the list of key affected populations (KAPs). It highlights the need for more advocacy around their recognition as a separate population from MSM.”
See the InFocus issue Vol. 5. (PDF file)