This toolkit was published in 2011 by MSMGF to fulfill a need that exists for men who have sex with men (MSM) everywhere to engage in advocacy locally, nationally, and globally as a means to end the HIV epidemic and to secure fulfilling, meaningful futures. The toolkit is built upon other toolkits, with some key differences:
- it is specifically MSM-focused with exercises and ideas that serve as conduits for MSM community energy and contribution;
- it believes that organizations can start where they are, and assumes the skill sets and organizational maturity of MSM individuals and groups are wide-ranging and take time to develop; and
- it approaches HIV & AIDS from a broad human rights framework, balancing public health and human rights approaches toward addressing MSM community susceptibility to HIV.