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Johannesburg, 5 December 2018 – After a successful start to the Me1st campaign roadshows in Kimberley and Bloemfontein last weekend, this weekend the initiative will be moving to the province of the Eastern Cape. The roadshow will be stopping in East London at venues such as Ebuhlanti, MAN (Mdantsane), High Way Taxi Rank to mention but a few from the 7th till the 9th of December.


The Me1st movement was launched by Right to Care in partnership with Anova, LGBTI Health & Community Centre Durban, SHE, Free State Rainbow Seeds and Lifeline NC. The Me1st campaign is about ensuring that men who have sex with other men (MSM) prioritize their health, and especially care related to HIV and other sexually transmitted infections, whilst being supported through healthcare systems that are not judgmental and enable men who have sex with other men to access the care they deserve.  To help MSM maintain and improve sexual health, Right to Care has partnered with clinics across the country that provide 100% confidential and discreet HIV & STI screening in an understanding, judgement free environment.


The Roadshow will continue over the next 4 months in the following cities: Kimberley, East London, Bloemfontein and Durban and will be targeting MSMs at various locations in these cities both during the day and the evening. Venues will be communicated closer to the time of each activation and can also be found on the ME1st social media pages.


About Social Health & Empowerment Coalition of Transgender Women in Africa (SHE) – East London


The Social Health & Empowerment Coalition of Transgender Women in Africa (SHE) is one of Right to Care’s partners in Eastern Cape. SHE – East London is a non-government (NGO), non-profit organisation (NPO) Which primarily  pioneers the African Trans-Feminist movement. SHE aims to expand feminism to recognize the problems of African Trans and intersex women within the feminist sphere. SHE also supports men who have sex with other men, regardless of sexual identity, through their programme with Right to Care.


SHE provides HIV testing and STI screening services as well as providing condoms and lubrication. SHE also provides  broader health and HIV programmes as well as conducting .. SHE is open from 08:00 to 16:30, Monday to Friday. Their services are free of charge.


The venues for the East London activation include: 


Friday 7 December:

Highway Taxi Rank from 14:00-18:00

Ekhoneni (NU1- Mdantsane) from 20:00-00:00


Saturday 8 December: 

Ebuhlanti from 12:00-19:00

Rhythm Bar (Amalinda) from 20:00-00:00


Sunday 9 December:

MAN from 12:00 to 18:00.



Contact SHE:

Social Health & Empowerment Coalition of Transgender Women in Africa (SHE) – East London (Eastern Cape)

Landline:  043 722 0750

Cell: 083 469 2812

Facebook: Impilo Yetu / Social Health & Empowerment

Twitter: shetransfem

Instagram: shetransfem

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