Author Archives: Monty Moncrieff

Our response to the 2017 Drug Strategy

Our Chief Executive Monty Moncrieff responds to the Government’s new Drug Strategy   The Government has finally launched its long-awaited refresh of their Drug Strategy today, an update on the 2010 Strategy published under the Coalition. There’s much to welcome, … Continue reading

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London Friend is 45!

    London Friend is 45!   This Pride we’re celebrating our 45th birthday! Just like the event in London which saw the first Pride Rally in 1972, we also began providing services that year.   Like Pride, we’ve come … Continue reading

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Update on the London Chemsex Network

  In January 2017 London Friend invited representatives of London-based drug treatment services to a scoping meeting with a view to establishing a Chemsex Network across agencies. Chemsex has become an increasingly prevalent issue amongst gay, bisexual and other men … Continue reading

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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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