29th July 2014
Comment: Why is drug use higher in the gay community? 72
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.
24th July 2014
Crime survey: Third of gay and bisexual men took illegal drugs last year 39
5:49 PM — A third of gay and bisexual men took illegal drugs over the last year, the Crime Survey of England and Wales has found.
24th June 2014
Gay sauna defends safety policy at tribunal after drug deaths
4:39 PM — The owner of a gay sauna in south London has told a coroner that its drug searches have become “more aggressive” following several fatal overdoses.
25th May 2014
US: CDC launches ad campaign recommending HIV-preventative drugs 7
3:17 PM — The US Centre for Disease Control has launched a series of new adverts, promoting the availability of controversial new HIV-preventative drugs.
17th May 2014
UK: Campaigners call for HIV prevention drugs to be made available on NHS 2
2:54 PM — Campaigners have called for controversial HIV-preventative drugs to be made available on the NHS, after the CDC issued guidance recommending their use in the US.
15th May 2014
US: CDC guidelines recommend more groups use PrEP for HIV prevention 11
5:19 PM — The Centre for Disease Control has updated its guidelines for a controversial HIV-preventative drug, expanding the list of groups recommended to take it.
7th May 2014
Gay former Co-op Bank chairman Paul Flowers pleads guilty to drug charges 3
11:20 AM — Former Co-op Bank chairman Paul Flowers has pleaded guilty to drug possession, at Leeds Magistrates' Court.
16th April 2014
Gay former Co-op Bank chairman Paul Flowers charged with possession of cocaine and ketamine 1
11:57 AM — Former Co-op Bank chairman Paul Flowers has been charged with drug possession.
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.
Tory MP Mark Menzies won’t quit over drug and male prostitute allegations 2
11:42 AM — Mark Menzies says he has no intention of resigning as an MP over claims he paid a male escort for sex and drugs.
1st April 2014
Comment: Chemsex is causing a disproportionate amount of harm for gay men 10
11:46 AM — The Chief Executive of London Friend, Monty Moncrieff, gives his response to a recent study on drug use in the gay community and says chemsex could be contributing to a rise in HIV infection rates.
31st March 2014
Comment: Let’s talk about gay sex and drugs 1
3:17 PM — Ahead of tonight’s gay sex and drugs discussion at London’s Manbar, journalist Patrick Cash writes on why gay men should feel able to talk about drug use.
Tory MP vows to set record straight over Brazilian male prostitute and drug allegations 18
2:14 PM — Conservative MP Mark Menzies says he intends to set “the record straight” after newspapers reported allegations by a Brazilian male escort.
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.
22nd November 2013
Former Co-op Bank chairman Paul Flowers arrested over drug allegations
11:36 AM — Paul Flowers, the gay former chairman of Co-op Bank, has been arrested in connection with a drugs supply investigation, police have said.
21st November 2013
Terrence Higgins Trust: Paul Flowers claimed no expenses from our charity 1
4:10 PM — Terrence Higgins Trust has said disgraced former Co-op Bank chairman Paul Flowers did not claim any expenses during his time as a trustee of the charity.
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.
19th November 2013
Tory Chairman Grant Shapps asks Miliband about links to Paul Flowers 10
7:01 PM — Tory Chairman Grant Shapps has written to Labour leader Ed Miliband over revelations gay former Co-op banking chairman Paul Flowers resigned from Bradford Council in 2011 after "inappropriate but not illegal adult content" was found on a computer he used.