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Colectivo SerGay de Aguascalientes - México

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Introduction

Colectivo SerGay de Aguascalintes is a non-governmental organisation with a mission to build a society free of homophobia and discrimination, where equal rights and opportunities can be shared by all sexual minorities and marginalized groups. This organisation has worked tirelessly to expose injustice and document human rights violations towards men who have sex with men, women who have sex with women, and transgender, transsexual and bisexual people. Colectivo SerGay enables peers to deliver community information and education to raise public awareness about HIV prevention, sexuality, homophobia and stigma and discrimination related to HIV and sexual minorities. Theatre productions initiated in 2009 target the general population with the aim of reducing stigma, discrimination and homophobia. The creation of a cultural and community centre as a space for men who have sex with men to counteract the impacts of the epidemic has offered gay and lesbian youth in particular a safe space and a means to accept their sexual orientation. Here people living with HIV are offered medical, nutritional, therapeutic and psychological support. 


Successes

Profile in Brief
Organisation
Colectivo SerGay de Aguascalientes
Region
Central America
Classification
Non-Governmental Organisation
Field of Work
Human Rights
Treatment, Care and Support
Prevention
Stigma and Discrimination
Harm Reduction
Populations Served
Youth
Sexual Minorities
Founded
1995
Staff
4 full-time, 2 part-time, 10 volunteers
  • In 2006, coordinated the first Forum for Sexual Diversity in the state (with 152 attendees).
  • In 2007, along with other organisations, th eorganisation assisted in the consolidation of the State Council on the Prevention and Control of HIV and AIDS (COESIDA), which has coordinated commemorative dates of visibility in the community since 2001, and coordinated the first meeting of men who have sex with men in the Méxican Bajio region (Aguascalientes, Guanajuato, Jalisco, San Luis Potosi, Queretaro and Zacatecas).
  • Met with 161 service providers (in public safety, health and human rights) and facilitated sensitization workshops on stigma and discrimination associated with HIV and also met on the same subject in collaboration with the State Commission of Rights and reached 167 people in different municipalities the State.

Partnerships

  • SER Network
  • National Council for Sexual Diversity
  • Colectivo Sol de Mexico
  • Dignified Life Project

Contact

E-mail:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Phone: 52(449)1469157
Address: J. Trinidad Pedroza #204 Fracc. Primaver
Aguascalientes 20050
Mexico