Chris Godfrey

London-based journalist specialising in LGBT issues. Also covers sport, architecture and politics.

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Why we need PrEP: Four gay men share their views on the HIV prevention drug

In London an estimated one in eight gay men are living with the virus. A recent trial showed PrEP successfully reduced the risk of HIV infection by 86 per cent among participants. Now, the NHS is in the process of deciding whether to make the drug available

Protesters and councillors outside Camden's The Black Cap

The Black Cap protest: Drag queens and LGBT activists gather to save iconic London gay bar from developers

'The Cap was more than just a bar and club, it was a home and community hub for many people'

Same-sex sexual activity between men is illegal in Trinidad & Tobago and Belize

Landmark gay rights case will challenge homophobic laws in Trinidad & Tobago and Belize

LGBT activist Maurice Tomlinson takes case to the Caribbean Court of Justice

It should come as no surprise that the number of new diagnoses recorded each year is now significantly higher

Aids charity warns spending cuts leading to greater number of diagnoses

How spending on HIV prevention has plummeted, and the detrimental effect it is having on transmission rates

Neglect, prejudice and invisibility in the classrooms and playground is a way of life for LGBT children

Homophobic abuse in schools is not the fault of the students – it’s the fault of the schools

Neglect, prejudice and invisibility in the classrooms and playground is a way of life for LGBT children

Members and supporters of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) community walk with a rainbow flag during a rally in July

The refusal of British schools to educate young people about LGBT issues is destroying lives

We can no longer ignore different sexualities in our classrooms

You'll never walk alone: LGBT football fans show their colours during London Pride this year

Homophobia remains a depressingly persistent feature of football - but some fans are determined to promote inclusiveness

The Gay Gooners and the Proud Lilywhites LGBT supporter groups transcend the partisan tribalism usually attributed to the clubs

People hold the iconic rainbow flags at Pride

Let's stop LGBT people 'coming out of the closet'

It fails as an analogy, and in the march towards equal rights it's time to take an axe to this anachronistic mausoleum

Two people take shelter during Pride, which saw a mixture of sunny spells and downpours of rain

Pride 2014: Still here, still relevant and a sign of how things have changed for the better

Modern London Pride is a far cry from the early confrontational protests

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