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Attending the United Nations General Assembly

Attending the United Nations General Assembly

So, at the end of July I got an email saying I would be attending the United Nations General Assembly as part of the Global Health Council’s delegation as a Patient Champion. After going through an interview process, I was informed on the 26th of July that I would be jetting to New York to speak on the experiences of MSM (men who have sex with men) when accessing healthcare.

As most of you may know I am an advocate for PrEP, Mental and Sexual Health with a focus on the MSM community but not leaving out the LGBTIA+ community. As a Patient Champion, I will be sharing how stigma affects us and how judgemental health practioners deters some of the MSM community from accessing Healthcare. I am going to represent South Africa, but I am going to represent my African LGBTIQA+ brothers and sisters who may not have a voice in their countries.

I promise to update daily on my trip, so make sure to keep checking my page.

I did an interview with Ubuntu Radio talking about this trip, you can listen here for more information:

How Swaziland's LGBTQ Community Finally Got Its Own Pride (For INTO)

How Swaziland's LGBTQ Community Finally Got Its Own Pride (For INTO)