As GMFA celebrates 30 years of helping people living with HIV, HIV prevention and sexual health work, we are putting together a comprehensive archive to mark GMFA’s legacy.  

That’s why we need you. We are looking to make the archive as thorough as possible, and we need you to dig through your old magazines, photos, newspaper clippings etc to find any references to GMFA to help us flesh out our history.  

We are looking for the following: 

  • GMFA magazine or newspaper ads  
  • References to GMFA in articles 
  • Audio or video clips referencing GMFA 
  • GMFA leaflets  
  • Any health promotion materials referencing GMFA 
  • Any GMFA merchandise 
  • GMFA promotional materials 
  • Any photos of you at pride events (or any events) for GMFA 
  • Anything that references GMFA 

We also want to talk to old GMFA volunteers. If you have previously volunteered for GMFA, we would love to speak to you about your time at the organisation. Whether it was bucket rattling or activism, we’d love to speak with you.  

If you can help us, or if you’d like to get involved with the project, please contact Becky Higgins ([email protected]) or Liam Murphy ([email protected]). 


GMFA was founded in 1992 as a response to a lack of HIV prevention being specifically targeted at gay men. Originally named Gay Men Fighting AIDS, GMFA’s initial remit was to campaign for more targeted HIV prevention work aimed at gay men, and to raise awareness of HIV among gay men. 

The project is funded by The National Lottery Heritage Fund