Where there is a will !. MSM and Transgender persons in Mumbai : Creating Friendly environments for access to health care. Vivek Anand : CEO -The Humsafar Trust, Mumbai ,India. 26 th July 2012 : XIX International AIDS Conference : Washington DC. Background.
Where there is a will !
MSM and Transgender persons in Mumbai : Creating Friendly environments for access to health care
Vivek Anand : CEO -The Humsafar Trust, Mumbai ,India
26th July 2012 : XIX International AIDS Conference : Washington DC
In India Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code
criminalized same sex behaviour
Section 377 is an archaic British law made in 1865 and
passed on to an independent India.
In 1990 India’s first registered LGBT magazine
Bombay Dost was launched
In 1994 the board of Bombay Dost came together to set up “The Humsafar Trust” (Companions on a journey) India’s first community based organisation for Gay men / Kothis / MSM / and LBT communities in Mumbai
A clear sense of purpose with active involvement of the community and ongoing sensitization and negotiation with public health delivery systems helped create friendly services for MSM and TG in Mumbai despite laws criminalizing same sex behaviour
NACO – MDACS
UNDP - UNAIDS
USAID – FHI
USAID – AVERT
BMGF – FHI
GFATM Round 9 - India HIV AIDS Alliance
Fenway Community Health
University of Minnesota
Baldwin Wallace College-Ohio
CIHR-University of Toronto
NIH – ICMR
NARI – TISS - MGM
LSHTM – Welcome Trust
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