We Are Rainbow | A Three Flying Piglets for GMHC for Pride month | 2019
The Gay Men’s Health Collective (GMHC) is the umbrella for three beautifully proportioned independent volunteer led projects intended for the purposes of sexual health, health promotion and well-being, harm reduction and HIV/ HCV prevention; and education, satire, and amusement.
- MENRUS.CO.UK is a gay men’s health and well-being website with a holistic view to health. Divided into six key sections, YOU, MEN, BODY, SEX, STI and DRUGS, the content has a straight-forward and conversational writing style with 2,000+ links to support, films, and further information drawn from across the Internet.
- THREE FLYING PIGLETS makes short films on health issues that matter to us, films for the wider LGBT+ community and our allies. Our films address knowledge gaps not addressed elsewhere, aim to better connect us to our health and well-being needs, and build LGBT+ community cohesion.
- PIP PAC are safer chemsex packs to reduce drug harms. Innovated by gay men with direct knowledge and experience of drug use, addiction, withdrawal, and recovery. Reviewed regularly, contents include colour-coded injecting paraphernalia and a mini-sharps box; gloves, condoms and lubricant; a safer chemsex booklet inc information on ambulance and police call-outs in overdose situations; and (most recently) a your rights on arrest booklet.
To keep running costs down, some aspects of our projects are managed virtually, volunteers working remotely from homes, trains, cafés (where ever we can get a half-decent wi-fi hotspot). While we take our work seriously this cannot be said of ourselves. We’ll collaborate with just about anyone, sleep with just about anything, and insist that our meetings are usually conducted over a home-cooked meal or afternoon tea.
In September 2016, the Gay Men’s Health Collective became a community interest company (CIC) and company limited by guarantee. Company number: 10404160. From 2018, GMHC operates from Release two to three days a week at 61 Mansell Street, London E1 8AN. GMHC is aiming to move to charitable status by 2020.
If you like our work, please consider making a donation:
Funding 2018/ 19
GMHC is currently funded by a MAC AIDS core grant and the Big Lottery (Awards for All).
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