25th November 2014
London: LGBT club drug clinic gets new contract 1
1:15 PM — A London drug clinic, which runs an LGBT support service, has been awarded a new funding contract.
30th October 2014
Home Office: No decision taken on toughening law against poppers 10
2:35 PM — The Home Office has told PinkNews that it’s “too early” to say if further restrictions are to be placed on the use of poppers, following the publication of a report into legal highs.
28th October 2014
Public Health Wales: Chemsex linked to rising levels of HIV among gay men 32
6:15 PM — “There is clear evidence” of an increase in HIV among gay and bisexual in Wales due to legal highs, officials warns.
2nd October 2014
Stephen Fry: I’m the only person I hurt with my drug use 20
10:13 AM — There is a "huge moral difference" between historical drug use and cases of sexual abuse, Stephen Fry says.
27th September 2014
Could HIV drugs help tackle the Ebola crisis? 16
7:13 PM — A doctor in Liberia has claimed a drug designed to treat HIV can help tackle the Ebola outbreak.
7th August 2014
London clinic provides ‘slamming kits’ for gay men using hardcore drugs 24
4:54 PM — A clinic has become the first in London to provide packs of clean syringes, spoons and thermometers for gay and bisexual men who use hardcore drugs.
1st August 2014
Christian fundamentalist leaflet warns Gloucester gays they’ll end up in a coffin 48
2:12 PM — A Christian group has been caught distributing anti-gay flyers during a council-run carnival.
Would you have bareback sex under the influence of drink or drugs? This survey says you might 22
12:37 PM — A survey has found that gay and bisexual men are far more likely to have bareback sex after using drugs or while drunk.
29th July 2014
Comment: Why is drug use higher in the gay community? 79
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.
13th July 2014
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford: I’m a spendaphobe, not a homophobe 16
11:54 AM — Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has dodged questions about whether he is homophobic, claiming to be a "spendaphobe" instead.
30th June 2014
UK: Memorial plaque unveiled for legendary gay Beatles manager Brian Epstein 4
2:40 PM — A commemorative blue plaque has been unveiled in honour of legendary gay Beatles manager Brian Epstein.
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.
4th June 2014
Study aims to reduce self harm and suicide among LGBT young people 4
6:23 PM — Lancaster University is leading a £300,000 study which aims to reduce the rates of suicide and self-harm in LGBT young people.
2nd June 2014
Charity calls on LGBT drug and alcohol treatment to be improved 5
3:37 PM — A new report calling on drug and alcohol treatment services to be improved for the LGBT community has been published by the charity London Friend.
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.
2nd May 2014
Wales: Man sentenced to 8 months in prison for sexual advances on gay taxi driver 4
12:14 PM — A man who made sexual advances towards a gay taxi driver while under the influence of alcohol and cocaine has been jailed for eight months.
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? 23
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.