Cruising and Cottaging


Even after the reform of the law that came into effect on 1st May 2004, several issues are still arising from this topic.

Men who who were convicted of certain offences that were never applied to heterosexual sex can now apply to have them removed from their records. Find out how.

Cruising Safely booklet

“There is no law specifically prohibiting cruising, and sex in public places is not illegal so long as other people who might be offended cannot see you and are unaware you are having sex…” If you want to know what is and is not legal, read more from Galop’s booklet Cottaging and cruising:  your safety, your rights and the Law.

You may also like to see a beautifully produced booklet, Cruising safely, available here only in pdf format, but full of sense and some information, from Camden Primary Care Trust.

Not gay? see the Bisexual links page.

Married? Feel that you're the only one? The Terence Higgins Trust has a Married Men’s group to discuss these issues in private with other married men 07801 629972 or 01932 355533.

Witnessed an incident in a local cruising ground? Are things becoming nasty somewhere? Don't want to talk to the police? Galop offer an online third-party reporting service at

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