Empowering Men Who Have Sex with Men to Live Healthy Lives in Colombia

Together, a support network plus access to legal and psychological support are essential components of HIV programming for most-at-risk populations. In Colombia, obtaining this support is difficult for many members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community due to pervasive stigma and discrimination. Bogotá's LGBT Community Center was founded in order to help fill this need and serves a clientele comprised mainly of men who have sex with men. This case study (one of nine in the gender strategies in concentrated epidemics series) examines the center's efforts to provide a social and educational base for its clients while also advocating for their rights.