The MSMGF Speaking Out Initiative for HIV Advocates finds its voice in Honduras and Central America

May 27, 2014

 

By Kieran Kennedy

 

The Speaking Out Initiative is run by MSMGF and focuses on addressing the health and human rights needs of MSM. It aims to support HIV advocacy efforts and leadership at the grassroots by training MSM and transgender people to protect their rights.

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Marco Polo Yáncor (Colectivo Amigos Contra el Sida) is a Guatemalan gay man who became politically active on behalf of LGBT rights when he moved to Quezaltenango city in 2005. He describes himself as someone who can be easily identified as gay. Consequently, he was the target of stigma and bullying growing up in Guatamala. The lack of sexual orientation and gender identity protection legislation in Guatamala propelled Marco Polo to learn more about his rights as a citizen and to help empower others. As a result of his activism, his sexual identity is a matter of public knowledge to his immediate and extended family. He counts himself fortunate that he has been able to introduce his partners to his family and to participate with them in holiday celebrations like Christmas.

 

Marco Polo spends a lot of his time helping to build a stronger, more unified LGBT community in Guatemala. He helps organize “noches culturales” where members of the LGBT can share talents such as singing or playing an instrument. While these get-togethers are fun and supportive, they also provide a space where people can begin to address human rights issues. When he learned about the Speaking Out training, Marco Polo was drawn to it as an opportunity to gain a broader vocabulary and tools for his political activism. He participated in the 2013 training in La Ceiba, Honduras.

 

For me, Speaking Out was an empowering experience that helps me do my activist work more confidently,” Marco Polo reports. The exercises in the workshop he attended helped him see how to claim a space for LGBT people in the public sphere. For example, because of advocacy by Marco Polo and others, language recognizing and protecting LGBT people was added to city regulations in the municipality of Quezaltenango.

 

Marco Polo asserted that Speaking Out not only strengthened his character and confidence but also afforded him the opportunity to connect with a group of LGBT activists across Honduras and Central America. “By doing exercises with activists from Nicaragua and El Salvador, I recognized that we have many issues in common,” he says. The shared human rights issues across the region sparked the idea of a Central American support network of LGBT organizations. The leadership for this network would come from the region. As local activists take ownership of this process, MSMGF can continue to help support what they envision.

 

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Try Three Butchers Hong Kong Roast Beef With Veggies For A Flavorful Weekend

May 23, 2014

 

In the midst of the hustle and bustle that is Hong Kong, restful weekends can be quite the welcome retreat. How much more if those weekends can be a delight for the taste buds as well? Imagine surprising your loved ones with a special roast beef recipe that is sure to make them look forward to weekends all the more.

Now for a really good roast beef, you must have quality ingredients. You must get tender eye fillet roast beef and fresh vegetables such as potatoes and carrots. Perhaps put in some cauliflower for that beautiful touch of green. Of course, the eye fillet roast beef, as the main star of the recipe, must be real good, fresh and clean. And in Hong Kong, you only have one shop to rely on. Three Butchers Hong Kong provides quality meat at very friendly prices!


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Three Butchers Hong Kong offers top quality eye fillet roast beef in 600 gram packs, 1.2 kg or as a whole (1.8 kg to 2.1 kg and up). If you’re planning a roast beef good for the family, a 600 gram pack is suffice. On the other hand, if you plan to serve your roast beef to a group of hungry friends, get the whole shebang and ask for the whole pack!

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So head on down to Three Butchers HK today and plan your roast beef weekend. You and your loved ones deserve not only a restful weekend but a delightful gastronomic one as well.

 

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Whip Up A Tasty Summer Recipe Using Three Butchers HK Sausages And Baked Pumpkin

May 23, 2014

 

For a lot of people, the Summer season means the comfort of home and simple yet delicious homecooked meals. A lot of people relish those days when the family can gather around the kitchen and help prepare a tasty dish. If those bring back some memories for you and you find yourself missing the flavours of Summer, how about preparing a quick and easy sausage and pumpkin recipe using Three Butchers Hong Kong cumberland sausages? This recipe only requires 7 ingredients but is definitely packed with aroma and flavor.

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All you need are 1 kilo of butternut pumpkin, peeled and cut into 4cm pieces, 4 small red onions, 6 unpeeled garlic cloves, 2 tablespoons rice bran oil, 2 tablespoons small fresh basil leaves, a half cup of shaved parmesan cheese and 8 pieces of thick cumberland sausages you can get from Three Butchers Hong Kong.

Preheat the oven to 180°C. Prepare a large baking dish by lightly greasing it. Place the pumpkin pieces, onion and garlic. Drizzle with oil. Toss the ingredients so all of the pumpkin pieces get coated with the flavor. Bake for half an hour or until you see that the vegetables have softened. Set aside. Heat a non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Cook the cumberland sausages for about 5 minutes or until they’re golden brown. Add the sausages to the tray with pumpkins. Bake for another 20 minutes. Serve topped with basil and parmesan cheese.

 

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See How Intricate The Handmade Details On These Wedding Gowns Are At HITCHED Bridal Hong Kong

May 23, 2014

The search for strikingly beautiful wedding gowns is over. No, make that – the search for strikingly beautiful wedding gowns that have the loveliest handmade details is over. Only one bridal store in Hong Kong has them and practically every bride-to-be can’t help but gush over the wide array of tastefully created designer wedding dresses that are sure to attract attention.

 

HITCHED! Bridal Hong Kong carries the works of Rivini, whose creations have eye-catching details, and Augusta Jones, whose penchant for meticulous details clearly show through her extremely flattering bridal gowns.

 

Just look at this dress with gorgeous intricate lace details. This one’s available at HITCHED! Bridal HK. You can truly see the quality craftmanship. This is perfect for the lady urban dweller who is now finally ready to face the world with her man.


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This one below is also a stunner. Luxurious and sophisticated, this dress with the sexy back features intricate details all handmade and hand sewn. It is a dress made with enviable skill.

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Two Romantic V Neck HITCHED! Bridal Hong Kong Wedding Gowns You Need To See Right Now

May 23, 2014

 

In choosing wedding gowns, a lot of ladies prefer the conservative look – long sleeved gowns that cover up most of the body. Some love the playful, unique look – short bridal skirts or even colored gowns. And then there are brides-to-be who prefer the romantic look – beautiful white lace bridal gowns that feature V necks and hug the body to accentuate feminine curves. For brides who prefer the latter, HITCHED! Bridal Hong Kong is the place to be.

HITCHED! Bridal Hong Kong carries two romantic V neck bridal gowns from Augusta Jones. Check out this stylish Lois gown. This is a cut lace wedding gown that has a sexy but decent V neck that is mirrored front and back.


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The Anita wedding dress is a stunner, too. Actually, not only is the front of this dress pure eye-candy, the back also adds drama. Don’t you just love how pretty the keyhole lace back is?

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Both of these gowns are available at HITCHED! Bridal Hong Kong, every bride-to-be’s one-stop bridal shop in the bustling city of HK. Visit HITCHED! Bridal Hong Kong to see these bridal gowns up close or look at more choices. HITCHED! Bridal HK only carries quality designer bridal dresses that have been well-curated by their professional consultants.

 

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Join Alex Fong & Cherry Ngan to Cheer Up for Fitogether Challenge teams!

May 21, 2014

one2free latest event”Fitogether Challenge” has started! The enrolled teams has started training and uploaded their training videos to one2free Facebook! At the finale on 1st June, 2014 at one2free, the 3 winning teams out of the 6 enrolled will win prizes up to HKD $100,000! The two ambassadors of “Fitogether Challenge

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The enrolled teams are really great just by knowing their names: 「天水圍Fit馬」、「城大Fit男Fit女」、「跑步肌」、「Fit多一點,梁多一點」、「OK Team」

You can support them and have a chance to win prizes too! The first 100 Fans to vote for the champion at the final will win $100 food coupons. Don’t wait, be the first to vote!

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Alex Fong & Cherry Ngan has also shares many Fitness tips videos to cheer them up!

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Alex Fong & Cherry Ngan Keep Fit Tips Videos for one2free Fitogether Challenge!

May 21, 2014

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png;base64b43cdb4692deea8cone2free latest event”Fitogether Challenge” has started! The enrolled teams has started training and uploaded their training videos to one2free Facebook! At the finale on 1st June, 2014 at one2free, the 3 winning teams out of the 6 enrolled will win prizes up to HKD $100,000! The two ambassadors of “Fitogether Challenge” Alex Fong & Cherry Ngan has also shares many Fitness tips videos to cheer them up!

The enrolled teams are really great just by knowing their names: 「天水圍Fit馬」、「城大Fit男Fit女」、「跑步肌」、「Fit多一點,梁多一點」、「OK Team」

You can support them and have a chance to win prizes too! The first 100 Fans to vote for the champion at the final will win $100 food coupons. Don’t wait, be the first to vote! Visit the event page now: http://ow.ly/vR6S4

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