While the editorial team maintains control over the quality of content, we are keen to reflect the diversity of our community and not to impose an orthodoxy of view or opinion. I was never a victim of homophobia, but I think part of the reason for that is how open I was about my sexuality from a young age. For the guys I hung around with during secondary school, many of whom are involved in gangs, I think my honesty about being gay took away the shock factor. Clinical trials data shows that PrEP is really effective to prevent HIV, and it might be a useful tool to help deal with this inequality. Despite racism, gay life is far more open in London than it is in the countries of the Caribbean where there are practically no gay bars and severe discrimination against gay people. Others wanted to take PrEP to reduce their risk, or because they preferred sex without condoms, or both.
For the guys I hung around with during secondary school, many of whom are involved in gangs, I think my honesty about being gay took away the shock factor.
Our own space to hear and be heard. Like Loading Sunday afternoons at the Colherne are especially nice.
Be honest with yourself.