2016 Advocate Samuel Matsikure

2016 Advocate Samuel Matsikure is the program manager at Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe (GALZ), an LGBTI organization. His current efforts focus on advocating for the decriminalization of homosexuality in Zimbabwe and educating parliamentarians, journalists, and communities on LGBTI rights and the importance of social inclusion. Samuel is a past chairman of African Men for Sexual Health and Rights, a regional coalition of 19 organizations working on health and HIV for men who have sex with men. He also served on the Global Forum on MSM and HIV now called M-PACT Global Action for Gay Men’s Health and Rights. The photo was taken at the National Peer Educators Training Program under the Global Fund HIV and AIDS Project for Men who have Sex with Men in May 2019.