ME1st Campaign Roadshow Moves into The Kingdom Of The Zulus

14 Dec press release

Johannesburg, South Africa – After two consecutive successful weekends of Me1st campaign roadshows in Free State, Northern Cape and Easter Cape, this weekend the initiative will be moving to the province of Kwa-Zulu Natal. The roadshow will be stopping in the greater eThekwini area at venues such as Kwamashu Taxi Rank, Club 58 in the Durban CBD and Eyadini in Umlazi  to mention but a few from the 15th till the 17th of December.

 

“For a while the MSM (Men having sex with Men) community has been silenced and marginalised. With this campaign, Me1st I want to be the voice, flag barrier and a front runner. I am for  prevention and better healthcare for everyone especially the MSM community“  says actor & model, Bongani  “Bongs” Ndima who is one of the campaign ambassadors for the province of Kwa Zulu Natal and will be making appearances at the weekend activations.

 

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 Durban Lesbian & Gay Community & Health Centre (Kwa Zulu Natal)

 

The Durban Lesbian & Gay Community & Health Centre (a project of the KZN Coalition for Gay & Lesbian Equality) is a Drop-In Centre, safe and secure space for lesbian, transgender, gay, bisexual, and intersex communities in Durban and KwaZulu-Natal. They provide Personal, HIV and AIDS Counseling and do referrals for Legal Counseling and Advise. They also cover matters ranging from understanding own sexual orientation, health status, coming out (LGBT and HIV+), mitigating/fighting stigma and discrimination, homelessness, drug and alcohol use/abuse, living positively, drafting wills, same-sex marriages and divorce.

 

They are a HCT Clinic providing among other things HIV Counseling and Testing, STI and TB screening and treatment referrals.

 

About Right to Care

 

Right to Care is a non-profit organisation that supports and delivers prevention, care, and treatment services for HIV, TB and other infectious diseases. Through technical assistance, Right to Care supports the private sector, the Department of Health and the Department of Correctional Services. In addition, through direct service delivery, Right to Care treats patients for HIV, TB and sexually transmitted infections. Right to Care International works in countries outside of South Africa, primarily Lesotho, Malawi, Myanmar, Ukraine and Zambia,  through EQUIP consortium to provide a broad range of health care interventions..

 

The venues for the Durban activation: 

 

Saturday 15th December 2018 – KwaMashu Taxi Rank 10:00 – 14:00

Saturday night 15th December 2018 – Club 58 , Durban CBD 16:00 till late

Sunday 16th December 2018 – Eyadini Umlazi  13:00 till late

 

Contact:

For press enquires- bruce@thebldgroup.com

 

Contact Durban Lesbian & Gay Community & Health Centre (Kwa Zulu Natal)

Landline:  031 312 7402

Cell/What’s App: 083 748 9565

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/durbanpride

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