Cruising and Cottaging

Previous Convictions and DBS

This section tells you about changes to the sexual offences laws and how these affect previous convictions for offences which have now been decriminalised. It gives advice on what can and cannot be disclosed in a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.  If you are trans and would like more information about how to protect yourself…

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Cottaging & Cruising

Printable PDF This section tells you about cottaging, cruising & the law, keeping safe when cruising and what to do if you are a victim of a crime. Produced with support from the Pink Triangle Trust. Cruising grounds are open spaces where men look for consensual sex with other men, such as parks or lay-bys; these…

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Let’s look out for each other: safety tips for cruising

We are deeply saddened by the murder of Jairo Medina in Hyde Park, who has been identified as an LGBT person by the media. There currently seems to be no evidence that his murder was a hate crime, but we are reassured that the police continue to be open mind about about any potential motivation…

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