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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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Temporary closure of 86 Caledonian Road

      Our main building at 86 Caledonian Road will be temporarily closed whilst we undertake some essential maintenance work. We will be closed from Monday 19th September and will re-open on Monday 3rd October.   Services that usually … Continue reading

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Chemcheck – our new chemsex group programme

  London Friend is launching Chemcheck, a new groupwork programme for gay and bisexual men engaged in chemsex.     Part of the new Rise HIV prevention partnership, Chemcheck is a new initiative combining the experience & knowledge from the … Continue reading

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Still Out There: LGBT Londoners’ Unmet Needs

  London Friend has worked in collaboration with other LGBT sector organisations to produce new research on the unmet health and support needs of LGBT Londoners’. Still Out There: an exploration of LGBT Londoners’ unmet needs is published today by … Continue reading

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London Friend joins the LGBT Domestic Abuse Partnership

    London Friend has joined the London LGBT Domestic Abuse Partnership (DAP) following the closure of PACE as the provider of the specialist lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) counselling service for victims of Domestic Violence and abuse.   … Continue reading

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United for PrEP at Pride

  HIV and sexual health charities make history by marching together at London Pride     For the first time in the history of London Pride, HIV and sexual health charities have joined forces to march together in the parade. … Continue reading

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