At a time when trans and gender diverse communities are being further marginalized by the anti-gender movement, it’s important to celebrate the positives.
Masen Davis, whose previous roles have included Interim Co-Director at GATE (from July 2015 to December 2016), has been appointed the new executive director of Funders Concerned About AIDS (FCAA), which tracks and mobilizes philanthropic efforts to end the HIV epidemic.
As a Key Population affected by HIV and AIDS, it’s a huge step forward in meeting the 95-95-95 UNAIDS targets to end AIDS by 2025 to have a transgender person leading such an influential HIV philanthropy-serving organization.
As quoted in the FCAA Press Release, Masen states:
“To address the epidemic, we must also address the intersecting issues — such as poverty, inadequate education, stigma, racism, sexism, homophobia, and transphobia — that fuel it. So much of the work FCAA does supports this and I am very proud to now be a part of these efforts.”
The GATE Board and staff would like to congratulate Masen Davis on his new appointment, and look forward to opportunities to work more closely together on ending AIDS.