Author Archives: Monty Moncrieff

Eurovision – a spotlight on LGBT rights in Ukraine

  Our CEO Monty Moncrieff recently visited Kyiv, and found out more about LGBT equality in Ukraine ahead of their hosting this year’s Eurovision Song Contest.   For those who know me, or follow me on Twitter, it won’t have … Continue reading

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NEW London Friend joins SASH sexual health partnership

London Friend is excited to be working in a new partnership providing community sexual health support in Westminster, Kensington & Chelsea, and Hammersmith & Fulham.   The new Support and Advice on Sexual Health (SASH) service is a partnership between Metro, … Continue reading

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NEW! Support for LGBT refugees & asylum seekers

London Friend launches new support for LGBT refugees   London Friend is launching a new project supporting LGBT refugees. Working with Say It Loud Club, a community group that supports LGBT people who have fled persecution in their home countries, … Continue reading

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Gay men welcome ‘groundbreaking’ online counselling service for sex, drugs and alcohol

  ‘It’s all very well people telling you to stop, but first you need to know why you’re doing it in the first place’   Gay men have welcomed an innovative online scheme helping people in rural areas to break … Continue reading

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London Chemsex Network

  London Chemsex Network for drug treatment services   Antidote at London Friend and After Party are services supporting gay and bisexual men engaged in chemsex in London. With chemsex continuing to be a prevalent issue for gay & bisexual … Continue reading

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Support at Christmas & New Year

The festive season can be a lot of fun, but for some people it’s a time of heightened anxiety. It’s the season to be jolly, but sometimes that can tip over into excess. Here’s some information to keep you safer … Continue reading

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Celebrating International Volunteers Day

    Today is International Volunteering Day. Since London Friend started in 1972 volunteering has been at the heart of what we do. For over 40 years LGBT people have come together to provide support to their communities and improve … Continue reading

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NHS to fund large-scale PrEP trial

  NHS England yesterday announced plans to extend their national HIV prevention work to include PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis). PrEP will initially be available to at least 10,000 people under the large-scale trial, which will also look at how PrEP is … Continue reading

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Chemsex and consent – NEW resource

    There have been a number of recent high profile court cases in London that have focused on the death and sexual assault of gay/bi men by other other gay men, all involving the use of hook up apps … Continue reading

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Statement on Stephen Port murder convictions

    Today has seen another high profile case involving gay men and dating apps. Stephen Port has been found guilty of murdering four men he met through apps, along with several other offences including rape. It follows the murder … Continue reading

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