On December 31st 2013, Healthy Gay Nottingham ceased to exist. It was opened by Sir Ian McKellen in 1994 and had provided a varied and effective service for gay and bi men since that time. For much of the time it had 3 full time staff and part time outreach workers.
Its closure was a consequence of the transfer of responsibility for sexual health and public health to the City Council. Those in charge decided that a revamp was needed, despite quite a bit of concern expressed by the community that a trusted service needed to be retained.
It proved difficult to get information from those in charge about what, if anything, would replace it. What we now have is a one-man service at the Victoria Health Centre (see left) on Glasshouse Street. One compensation is that the Health Shop (on Broad Street) has substantially increased the service it provides for LGBT people.