This is your success London; congratulations, you.

  You did this. I hope you know, that you did this. Yes, you. In 2016 and 2017, 56 Dean Street saw a dramatic reduction in new HIV diagnoses; in 2015, we were diagnosing 72 people with HIV each month. And in September 2017… it had dropped to 11 per month. That’s an historic and Read more >>

The É Talon burlesque dancers

É Talon is a new sensual all male burlesque show, celebrating both the masculine and feminine qualities of male artists. Wearing high heels and designer underwear, The Stallions bring their unique style of gay culture to the West End this Monday. Look beyond the talented men in underwear and you will find the hidden message; Read more >>

I met Julia Roberts at Pride.

August Bank Holiday 2007, I was offered E to the bassline of Justin Timberlake’s Sexy Back by a man stacked enough to squeeze me to death with his right forearm, should I want to explore such kink. Instead he was sweet and offered to let me watch him wank off in the cubicles of Manchester Read more >>

Prison ain’t as sexy as it sounds….

By Stephen Morris, London Division lead for ChemSex related crime, Her Majesty’s Prison & Probation Service.   I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve been in prison and probation over the last thirty years. I’ve also lost count of the number of times my gay brothers have asked me if I’ve ever seen guy’s Read more >>

The Thrive Foundation: HIV As A Catalyst For Change

We all know the disastrous impact an HIV diagnosis can have on someone’s life. Many tales of isolation, addiction, destructiveness, anxiety and depression can be linked back to that fateful moment at the sexual health clinic. But it doesn’t have to be that way. In fact, when people are given the understanding, tools, space and Read more >>

PrEP, STIs and kidney monitoring

PrEP, STIs and kidney monitoring   It’s really clear now that PrEP protects against HIV if it’s taken properly. Recently the number of new HIV infections has started to go down, particularly in London, and we think that PrEP has a lot to do with this. Unfortunately, rates of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are going Read more >>

Chemsex court assessment tool, HMPPS

The Chemsex Court Assessment Tool On 25th September, 56 Dean Street was proud to co-host the official launch event for the chemsex court assessment tool, from HMPPS (Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation service). The tool is designed to support all disciplines working with and within the criminal justice system to be better informed about chemsex Read more >>

The Ducks

A short story by Ian Hembury, an attendee of our creative writing group LGBT’s the Word. The Ducks   Standing together at the edge, looking down at mucky lifeless water, Alan groaned and thrust his fists into his pockets.  “The ducks was everything,” he said.    He stared. “The ducks was our work, our friends, Read more >>