Drinking on the gay scene: why we need to take it more seriously

Carol Emslie, Jemma Lennox, Lana Ireland

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Gay bars and clubs have been at the heart of LGBT culture in the modern era. But where chemsex has received much of the attention in recent months, voices within the LGBT community have also raised concerns about levels of alcohol consumption. Writing in the oldest and largest LGBT publication in the US, the journalist Tyler Curry has argued for a move away from this bar culture. He pointed out that LGBT people are more likely to drink, have higher rates of substance abuse and are more likely to continue drinking into later life than the general population.
Original languageEnglish
Specialist publicationThe Conversation
Publication statusPublished - 11 Dec 2015


  • gay scene
  • chemsex
  • binge drinking
  • support services


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