‘Chemsex’ Activist and Health Worker David Stuart Has Died

Author: Alex Cooper

LGBTQ+ rights groups and health centers are honoring the pioneering work of British activist and health professional David Stuart who reportedly coined the term “chemsex.”

On Wednesday, London’s 56 Dean Street, an LGBTQ+ sexual health clinic, announced Stuart’s death.

“It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden death of our colleague and friend David Stuart,” the group said on social media. “He has been pioneering in his work and has dedicated his time as an advocate, activist, support worker, campaigner, lecturer, and researcher. David is known and respected internationally for his tireless work with gay, bi and queer communities which he did with passion, empathy and kindness.”

The organization added: “His work with our patients has undoubtedly saved many lives and his loss immeasurable.”

“Heartbroken that David Stuart from 56 Dean street has died,” wrote Matthew Todd, who is the author of the book Straight Jacket: Overcoming Society’s Legacy of Gay Shame and a former editor of British LGBTQ+ magazine Attitude. “He was responsible for us confronting the issue of chemsex and was a true superhero of the LGBTQ community. Dedicated his life to trying to reduce harm. Truly saved countless lives. Goodbye darling man.”

Original Article on The Advocate
Author: Alex Cooper


My name is David but my online nick almost everywhere is Altabear. I'm a web developer, graphic artist and outspoken human rights (and by extension, mens rights) advocate. Married to my gorgeous husband for 12 years, together for 25 and living with our partner of 4 years, in beautiful Edmonton, Canada.

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