A new LGBT+ charity has been launched following the closure of another service.
Four Pillars has been set up to support people’s mental, physical, emotional and sexual health.
Deejay Bullock is one of those who founded the charity.
He used to work for Gay Men’s Health, which had a branch in the North-east, before it closed down earlier this year.
Explaining the need for a replacement, he said: “We were devastated at the news and realised that this was going to leave a huge hole in the LGBT+ community where they could no longer easily get hold of free condoms or seek advice or support.
“All HIV education and awareness around the region was done by Gay Men’s Health and again we realised that this was going to leave a massive gap in services.
“I have been working hard ever since, with a couple of other members, Bryan Sinclair and Craig Cunningham, and we have created a new LGBT+ charity.
“We are based in Aberdeen and all our work will be carried out by volunteers across the region.
“Our initial aim is to concentrate on LGBT+ sexual health and we will initiate interactions by supplying condoms, information and advice at special events in selected venues and education days across colleges, universities and community centres throughout Aberdeen and the shire.
“We aim to signpost individuals to other services dependant on their needs.
“This includes HIV and sexually transmitted infection testing, alcohol and/or drug misuse issues, sex for money, emotional and mental support, smoking cessation and more.”
In order to help launch Four Pillars and shape the service, a networking event will be held next month.
The meeting will take place on August 4 from 6-9pm upstairs in Cheerz Nightclub on Hadden Street, Aberdeen.