Stigma and discrimination due to one’s sexual orientation or gender identity are not uncommon within health facilities in Zimbabwe (and elsewhere in the world). Such unfriendly environments reduce health seeking behaviours. Funding from BtG since 2012 has allowed GALZ to actively bring together civil society and HIV stakeholders to raise awareness of needs of the community to improve the rights of LGBT persons. As global-level advocacy efforts do not take place in isolation, this change story points to the importance of a range of activities from global-level advocacy to locally-led interventions.

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