This is your success London; congratulations, you.

  In 2016, 56 Dean Street saw a dramatic reduction in new HIV diagnoses; with similar reductions confirmed by other London clinics. It’s not just that we diagnosed fewer people; evidence suggests that hundreds of fewer gay Londoners caught HIV last year. This is the greatest reduction London has seen since the beginning of the Read more >>

Yoga, Rebellion, Body Issues // by James Rafael

An act of rebellion. Not what springs to mind when you think of yoga, right? The polished world of zenned-out studios populated by glowy, lululemon clad yummy-mummies on 3 day juice fasts is probably closer to the mark. We don’t often think of yoga as something radical, something ground-breaking or controversial. It appears to be Read more >>

I am not a monster. I am an addict.

// I am not a monster. I am an addict. \\   A couple of years ago, I twirled and danced through the community that you and I both know so well. I fell upon faces and names and so many lovers, twisting and writhing in the dark. And yet even though I met so Read more >>

Chemsex in the therapy room

Up in my little room in the centre of Soho, I run a private therapy practice where I work a lot with ChemSex. From here I feel that I have gained an insight into the lives of men who have become involved in the world of apps, drugs and sex. While many out there are Read more >>

Ku Coming Out Videos

Ku Bar are fast becoming one of the renowned community venues on the London gay scene. Not only do they play host to our Dean Street Wellbeing events, Let’s Talk About Gay Sex & Drugs and the Friday Night Kindness Cabaret, but they’ve now teamed up with charity Diversity Role Models, to tell the Ku Read more >>

The Friday Night Kindness Cabaret – World AIDS Day

After a fantastic first event, the Friday Night Kindness Cabaret is back on Friday 2nd December with a special World AIDS Day event. Hosted by Patrick Cash of 56 Dean Street and David Robson of Wandsworth LGBT Forum, we will have wonderful features speaking about kindness at our World AIDS Day event:   – JACK Read more >>

MORE IN COMMON: UKIP AND THE GAY COMMUNITY

A letter from Petunia Harris, UKIP MP// Dear constituent, I often sit in the bay window of my glorious constituency home, typing letters and whatnot on my Olivetti typewriter for it to be then further transcribed by my assistant. It’s at these times I do a lot of contemplation and thinking. How I, Petunia Harris, Read more >>

Why Are We Running A Kindness Cabaret?

  It’s easy to highlight people on the gay scene for not being kind. Particular times I remember are: being 23, going up to somebody I’d spent the whole night with at a party, smiling hello, and them saying: “I don’t know who you are.” There was the time on a dance floor I discovered that Read more >>

Young people are intolerable.

(A blog by Damien Killeen)/ Young people are intolerable. They have this obsessive impulse to carve their own path, break new ground – to skip joyfully over new horizons. If they had even the slightest respect for propriety they might slow down long enough to notice that the world was already built for them and Read more >>

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