Are you dependent on alcohol?

The NHS estimates that around 9% of men in the UK show signs of alcohol dependence. Our recent 'Alcohol and the gay community' survey found 11% of gay men admitted to having a problem with alcohol - higher than the national average.Read more

Six reasons why gay men drink so much

It’s not easy to sit down and plan out an issue to do with alcohol and gay men. Why? Well, who wants to be told they are drinking too much or too often? Not me. I like a drink just as much as the next person.Read more

Alcohol and the gay community

The number of gay men who use and abuse alcohol is far greater than those who take chems. Yet, perhaps because of the legal status, alcohol risks being the forgotten problem.Read more

Meet the gay men who don't drink alcohol

Breaking news! Some gay men don’t drink alcohol. Shocking, eh?Read more

"I drank myself into becoming HIV-positive after being raped”

For this issue of FS we asked 1,200 gay men about their drinking habits. One reader got in touch and asked if he could share his story about drinking his way into becoming HIV-positive after he was raped by his boyfriend. This is Dave’s story...Read more

The A-Z of condoms

I bet you think there’s a limited amount of information about condoms, don’t you? Well you’re wrong.Read more

"No offence... but I’m not looking to date poz guys"

Just as education has helped and is helping the stigma around being gay, the same is as important and necessary around HIV.Read more

"But AIDS was an 80s illness, right?"

Why we must encourage young students to join the fight in promoting safe sex at university.Read more

No speak English?

Mark Reed is currently working abroad as an English teacher in Cali, Colombia. He is originally from Ireland but lives in North London. While in Colombia, Mark reflects on moving to another country with limited knowledge of the language and looks at how gay men from other countries, with limited English, may feel when they move to the UK.Read more

Horny and ashamed seeks same for long walks and companionship

And yet on a Saturday night, the gay scene is crammed full of ‘mean girls’ derisively appraising each others’ pants, pompadours and packages.Read more