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.
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 40
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.
18th March 2014
US: Teacher’s Facebook rant comparing gay-straight alliance to ‘deer poaching’ under investigation 14
10:23 PM — A bizarre Facebook rant in which a teacher compared a gay-straight alliance starting at his school to a 'street racing' or 'deer poaching' club is under investigation.
17th March 2014
George Michael: I haven’t used cannabis for more than 18 months 5
2:26 PM — George Michael says he is no longer using cannabis and instead prefers watching episodes of Coronation Street.
11th March 2014
US doctors make ‘call to action’ after second child appears to have been ‘cured’ of HIV
1:11 PM — After a second child in the US appears to have been "cured" of HIV through intensive early treatment, doctors have made a "call to action" to learn more about the incidents.