Author Archives: Monty Moncrieff

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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Statement on the murder of PC Semple

Statement on the murder of PC Gordon Semple   A jury at the Old Bailey has today delivered a guilty verdict in the trial of Stefano Brizzi, a man who murdered and dismembered the body of PC Gordon Semple. Brizzi … Continue reading

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NEW: Conversational English Groups

  Are you an LGBT refugee or asylum seeker, or new to the UK? Our new weekly group offers free conversational English practice to improve your language skills.   Groups run every Wednesday 11am – 1pm at London Friend, 86 … Continue reading

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Statement on Stephen Port trial

  Today sees the start of the trial of Stephen Port, the man who was arrested in 2015 and charged with causing the deaths of four young men in Barking.   When this news became public last year it was … Continue reading

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