HORIZON LGB&T, 102 Dickson Road, Blackpool, hold an exclusive sexual health clinic for men who have sex with men. The clinic is held from 5.30pm until 8pm every Tuesday (except public holidays), or by appointment at any other time, Monday to Friday. To make an appointment call 01253 311431, or Drop in on a Tuesday evening where no appointment is required.
The clinic is a drop in service for both cisgender and transgender men who have sex with men, over the age of 18. Facilitated by Sexual Health Practitioners from HORIZON under the guidance of Blackpool Sexual Health Services
Attendees at the clinic will receive a non-invasive sexual health screen to test for prolific Sexually Transmitted Infections and Blood Born Viruses.
The clinic adopts a non-invasive testing procedure and therefore attendees will only be completing urine testing, Throat Swab** and Finger Prick blood test.
Some results are available instantly, with others supplied by Blackpool Sexual health Services within 14 days.
**In some cases clients will be asked to self-swab
Benefits from the M2M Clinic:
Out of hours service
Discreet and confidential
Non Evasive Screening
Testing for Chlamydia
Testing for Gonorrhoea
Instant result HIV Testing
Instant Result Syphilis Testing
Post and Pre-test counselling
Instant access into sexual health support
FREE Condoms and Lube
Advice on PreP
Every month the Harris invites people from the LGBTQ community to join them for an early evening get-together to talk about and explore the Harris collections. It’s free to attend but please register at the booking link (click here)
The group currently meets on the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 6.30pm.
It’s a really informal and friendly group. They are currently producing a trail of objects in the Harris collections which members of the group are interpreting from a personal, LGBTQ perspective. No experience of talking about art required!
They start by having a chat then often take a look around the Harris – both in its galleries and using digital resources to explore objects in the stores. They think about objects through which one can explore issues of gender, sexuality and identity, and how to unearth previously hidden (or ignored) LGBTQ stories. The group also explores opportunities for bringing new queer perspectives to the collection.
Please note that the event does sometimes involve some walking around the galleries – nothing too strenuous!
POUT is a long established group for young people in the Chorley and South Ribble areas who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans or are questioning their sexuality or gender identity. It’s part of the Lancashire County Council Children & Family Wellbeing Service. The group meets most Wednesday evenings at a venue in Leyland. The age range is 13-19 and the group is staffed by qualified young people’s workers. For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone the Youth Zone in South Ribble on 01772 426858