29th July 2014
Comment: Why is drug use higher in the gay community? 63
1:13 PM — London Friend CEO Monty Moncrieff shares his thoughts on the recent annual Crime Survey showing a third of gay and bisexual men have taken illegal drugs.
7th April 2014
Chemsex and gay men: Has the issue been overblown? 22
12:35 PM — PinkNews interviews David Stuart, substance use lead at London’s 56 Dean Street sexual health clinic, on whether chemsex could be increasing HIV transmission among gay and bisexual men.
3rd April 2014
Killer vet who bludgeoned man with toothbrush and metal bar in S&M sex session gets 10 years 10
5:55 PM — A former government vet who killed a man during a drug-fuelled sex session has been sentenced to 10 years behind bars.
Bird flu vet found guilty of killing man with toothbrush and metal bar in S&M sex session 3
1:13 PM — A former government vet convicted of using an electric toothbrush and metal bar to kill a man as they had S&M sex will be sentenced later.
31st March 2014
London study: Chemsex by gay men is often to mask self-esteem issues 39
1:21 PM — A study by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine shows many gay and bisexual men use drugs during sex in order to mask self-esteem or self-confidence issues.
25th March 2014
Gay former Co-op Bank chairman Paul Flowers: My drug addiction treatment has been ‘life-changing’ 8
6:46 PM — Former Co-op Bank chairman Paul Flowers has spoken in detail for the first time about his treatment for drug addiction.
6th March 2014
UK: Crystal meth vet accused of killing man with toothbrush in ‘extreme’ S&M sex session
12:15 PM — The trial of a former vet accused of using an electric toothbrush and metal bar to kill a man as they had S&M sex is taking place in Newcastle.
18th February 2014
South Africa: Court hears alleged killers of gay night club owner used crystal meth
5:23 PM — Three men accused of killing a gay night club owner took crystal meth, a South African court hears.
20th November 2013
Police search home of gay former Co-op bank chairman Paul Flowers 5
3:23 PM — Police have searched the Bradford home of Paul Flowers, the gay former Co-op bank chairman who continues to face intense public scrutiny about his private life.
18th November 2013
Gay former Co-op Bank chairman planned ‘two day, drug-fuelled gay orgy’ and used crystal meth 31
2:33 PM — The former Co-operative Bank chairman who oversaw its near collapse has been caught buying and using drugs such as crystal meth, ketamine, crack cocaine and boasting of how plans for a party were “turning into a two day, drug fuelled gay orgy.”
8th July 2013
National AIDS Trust: New HIV risks for gay men who inject steroids and tanning agents 20
5:53 PM — A significant increase in the number of gay men injecting substances and people injecting image and performance-enhancing drugs could lead to increasing levels of HIV, the National AIDS Trust has warned in a new report.
28th June 2013
Ivan Massow: The gay scene is ‘obsessed’ with destructive drugs and sex leading to HIV 137
5:29 PM — Gay millionaire and prominent Tory supporter Ivan Massow says today’s gay scene seems “obsessed” with “drugs” and “sex” resulting in an empty world of hedonism
11th April 2013
Comment: A brave new world for GMFA 33
12:55 PM — Matthew Hodson, head of programmes at gay men’s health charity GMFA writes for PinkNews.co.uk on how funding cuts poses a challenge to the charity's HIV prevention work.
27th March 2013
UK: National AIDS Trust calls on London Councils to tackle drug use amongst gay men 7
3:48 PM — The UK's National Aids Trust (NAT) has called for urgent action from councils in London to tackle a recent rise in the use of drugs amongst the London gay community.
20th March 2013
Ex-Sesame Street actor Kevin Clash accused of hosting ‘crystal meth sex party’ with teenage boy 31
6:56 PM — Former Sesame Street actor Kevin Clash has been accused of hosting a "crystal meth sex party" with a teenage boy.
22nd January 2013
Comment: Is London’s gay scene self-harming through sex and drug use? 105
6:56 PM — David Stuart from Antidote comments for PinkNews on a recent report concerning the increased use of crystal meth throughout London’s gay scene.
4th August 2011
Young gay meth users more likely to be exposed to HIV 33
5:55 PM — Young gay and bisexual men who use methamphetamine are more likely to be exposed to HIV, research suggests. Most studies on the issue focus on older gay men, but the latest research suggests a link between use of the drug and risky sexual behaviour which can lead to HIV infection.