Wednesday, July 11, 2007

The Library Foundation

TLF Sexuality, Health and Rights Educators Collective Inc. (TLF SHARE Collective) is a membership organization of peer educators, trainers and advocates committed to the prevention of sexually transmitted infections, including HIV (or the virus that causes AIDS) among Filipino MSM and the promotion of human rights regardless of sexual orientation and gender identities.

TLF SHARE Collective is comprised of members who have benefited from capacity building programs and contributed to the efforts of The Library Foundation, founded in 1991, known to be one of the pioneers in HIV/AIDS prevention work among MSM in the country.

Incorporated in 2005, TLF SHARE Collective’s charter membership and governance have been known to be some of civil society’s staunch advocates and prolific trainer-educators on gender, sexuality and sexual health issues affecting the Philippines’ communities of gay, bisexual, transgender men and other MSM. Its members have actively participated in networks involved in HIV/AIDS prevention, particularly PNAC. They have significantly contributed in the organizing of coalitions for lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgenders (LGBT) such as Task Force Pride and Lesbian and Gay Legislative Advocacy Network. As trustees, officers, staff and volunteers of The Library Foundation, the members have also implemented project-grants from donors such as Australian Agency for Internation Development, PNAC, Astraea Lesbian Foundation, International HIV/AIDS Alliance and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. They have also been involved in sub-contracted projects from Health Action Information Network, Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP) and The Futures Group.

TLF SHARE Collective is currently the project management team that implements the prevention component of the Global Fund AIDS Project among MSM populations of San Pablo City, Gumaca, Quezon, Legazpi City and Tabaco City, targeting over 2,000 clients in five years. The organization’s officials have been involved in establishing around 200 MSM clients through participatory BCC activities (International HIV/AIDS Alliance, 2003-04); assisting awareness for HIV/AIDS stigma and discrimination in MSM venues and communities (Positive Lives/PBSP, 2004); establishing MSM peer education programs in five communities (PNAC, 2001-02); facilitating formative assessment for local MSM STI/HIV prevention responses in Noveleta, Cavite (PNAC, 2002); and advocating for safer sexual behavior among local MSM tourists of Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro (PNAC, 2002).


The Library Foundation will be holding another HIV Seminar for more detail please text or call Ohjs at +639203670338

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